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Address: 472 Priestley Ave, Northumberland, PA 17857-1226
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+1 570-473-9474
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Excellent Winter Presentation

Over the holiday the group put on an amazing re-enactment of Joseph Priestley's experiments with gases. Ones he conducted here in Pennsylvania. Very entertaining and accurate and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peter J
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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Over the holiday the group put on an amazing re-enactment of Joseph Priestley's experiments with gases. Ones he conducted here in Pennsylvania. Very entertaining and accurate and exciting for the whole family.

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Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Easy to find with plenty of room for parking in their lot or on the street. Restrooms inside the Visitors Center. This was my first time there and they were celebrating Priestley's birthday so admission was free and there was a birthday cake. A retired chemistry teacher, who portrays Dr. Priestley, spoke about 'his' life and then conducted 18th century... More 

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Thank joyceTL4
Northumberland, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Dedicated volunteers dressed in period give an informative presentation of life of Joseph Priestly and his family in early America.

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Thank westie00
Medina, Ohio
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Every school child has taken a school trip to the museum - now it's tome to come back as an adult and appreciate what the museum has to offer. -

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Thank thecrowsnest2016
Sunbury, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

I go at least once a year. If is fun to walk around and the Dr Priestly presentation is fun no matter how many times you see it

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Thank maykathy338
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit! A hidden gem in the town of Northumberland. The volunteer staff is knowledgeable and friendly and make you feel like family. The house tour is informative and well worth the small admission charge. The small gift shop has great items to help remember your visit. Highly recommend a visit to learn more about Joseph Priestley and... More 

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Thank Harrisburg2000
Fair Oaks, California
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359 reviews
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Reviewed 17 June 2016

Joseph Priestly was a minister, teacher, writer and scientist. Unfortunately many of his accomplishments are little known. The tour which lasts about one hour covers history, architecture, mid 18th century science and the personal life of Joseph Priestly and his family. The volunteers are enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. Seth conducted our tour and he was great. The tour begins with... More 

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Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

This location should be a national monument to one of the greatest figures of all time. His contributions to humanity were too numerous to mention here. If you want to know more about him just google his name. Unfortunately, for some reason I do not understand he is not very well known in historical terms, but is a giant among... More 

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Thank Dr S
Northumberland, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 25 February 2016

Very interesting tour. Never heard of Joseph Priestly before visiting the house. The guide was very informative and pleasant. Well worth the stop.

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Thank Lindagg425
Virginia
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298 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2015

Jacob Priestley was an important figure in English and American history. Even more than his contributions to chemistry, he was an important religious philosopher. American democracy would not have been the same without his ideas. Here, on the banks of the Susquehanna, is his American home. The volunteers who staff this site are particularly friendly and dedicated to preserving his... More 

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