Explore Phoenixville’s History

Open: Wednesday & Friday 9 am - 3 pm
Find us: 204 Church St., Phoenixville, Pa. 19460


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View our historical photo archives, including: architecture, majolica, Phoenix Iron & Steel and more
Phoenix Iron

Renovation Update:

The planned renovation is underway. The needed demo has basically been completed. The handicap ramps are being constructed and the foundation and walls for the elevator are being completed. We expect the elevator car to arrive in July or August.

We have erected a new storage shed in the yard.

The Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area has information about genealogy, local history, and an extensive archive of documents, photos and artifacts. The museum contains permanent displays about town history and rotating special exhibits.

Museum Closing for An Extensive Renovation

The renovation has commenced.  

We Are Looking For Phoenixville High School Yearbooks from: 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015.  

Find information about local genealogy, history, and old local newspapers on microfilm and CDs. We have an extensive collection of old photographs of Phoenix Iron Co., old buildings, streets, homes, schools, and people of Phoenixville, as well as yearbooks from Phoenixville High School, historical artifacts, a Phoenix Steel Column, and over 300 pieces of Etruscan Majolica that was made in Phoenixville.

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Your History is Our History

A capital campaign for the future!

We are doing major renovations to improve accessibility to the interior of the Society’s historic building. Please help fund this project to “preserve your history” with a contribution to the Historical Society's Capital Campaign.

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“Amazing Treasure Trove of Phoenixville history in an unassuming beautiful stone building is in and of itself a piece of our history. Make time to go in Wonder and learn!”
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“If you want to learn about Phoenixville history, this is the place to go. Great museum inside with exhibits that change monthly and a marvelous archive with access to newspapers, photos, and more. ”
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“Research your house and who lived there. It’s fascinating! They have a ton of resources and the staff is very knowledgeable.”
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"Extremely friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable volunteers!"
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"Great Society to learn more about local culture and traditions!!"
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