Explore Phoenixville’s History
Open: Wed. & Fri. 9am - 3pm & the 1st Sun. of each month from 1pm - 4pm
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
The Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area has information about genealogy, local history, and an extensive archive of documents and artifacts. The museum contains permanent displays about town history and a quarterly rotating exhibit.
Find information about local genealogy, history, old local newspapers on microfilm and CDs. We have an extensive collection of old photographs of Phoenix Iron Co., old buildings, homes 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.
Your History is Our HistoryA 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.
“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!”
“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. ”
“Research your house and who lived there. It’s fascinating! They have a ton of resources and the staff is very knowledgeable.”
"Extremely friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable volunteers!"
"Great Society to learn more about local culture and traditions!!"
Do you have a great story about Phoenixville’s history, the history of your old house, or a unique treasure from the past? Submit it here and we may feature you on our site.