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The Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center is an open-air folklife museum and research center dedicated to preserving and celebrating Pennsylvania German folk culture, history, and language in a unique educational setting at Kutztown University. Located on the historic Sharadin Farmstead, the Heritage Center engages the University community and the public with seasonal cultural programming, historic buildings and exhibitions, a world-class research library collection, as well as conferences, online-educational resources, lectures, and classes in Pennsylvania Dutch language. An extensive research library is available for all who wish to conduct genealogical, historical, linguistic, and cultural research. The Heritage Center also publishes Hiwwe wie Driwwe, the world’s only Pennsylvania German newspaper, and the Annual Publication Series, which showcases premier research in Pennsylvania German Studies. The Heritage Center offers tours of the historic site by appointment to individuals, organizations, and schools. Please visit the Heritage Center, become a member, and help support cultural programming at Kutztown University.
Tours by appointment only. $5 suggested donation per tour participant.
Please call ahead to schedule a tour. 1-2 business days notice required.
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday:
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
22 Luckenbill Road
Kutztown, PA 19530
If you would like to schedule a group tour, please email us at email@example.com.
If you are a teacher looking to bring a class for a field trip, please use our request forms below: