23 Pennsylvania-run museums and historical sites will all reopen on April 30, albeit with reduced hours and at a limited capacity.
According to a press release from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, operating schedules will likely vary by site. Updates will be provided via social media and the department’s website.
Face masks must be worn by visitors when at any of these sites and social distancing is required. Visitors will also be expected to wash or sanitize their hands before upon entrance. High-touch areas like doorknobs and railings will be disinfected frequently throughout the day.
Administrative offices, the State Archives and the State Historic Preservation Office, however, will remain closed, with staff continuing to work remotely.
No events or gatherings, including exhibit openings, special events or facility rentals will be scheduled at this time. School group visitations are expected to resume in the fall.
PHMC sites include the Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum in Scranton’s McDade Park, the Joseph Priestley House in Northumberland and the Eckley Miners’ Village in Weatherly.
For a complete list of state-owned historic sites, check the PHMC list on their website.
— Chris Mautner/PennLive via Associated Press