The Conococheague Institute

Museum .. Library .. Gardens .. Gift Shop

 

...Exploring the clash and integration of cultures on the Conococheague frontier...

Enjoy our site from dawn to dusk daily! We are located at 12995 Bain Road, Mercersburg, PA 17236. Business hours, including the research library and historic house tours, are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by appointment. The site is open year-round. Contact us to arrange for group tours or private events at 717-328-3467.


 

Click below to begin searching our On-Line Catalog, including library materials and museum collections. The On-line Catalog is a work in progress, currently holding 10% of our data. If you don't find what you need in the catalog, please call us at 717-328-3467 for further search options.

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Contact Us

General Manager:

Clifford Smith

clifford@cimlg.org

 

Mailing Address:

The Conococheague Institute

12995 Bain Road

Mercersburg, PA 17236

 

Phone:

717-328-3467

 

Fax:

717-328-2800

 

E-Mail:

General Inquiries

info@cimlg.org

Staff Directory

General Manager
Clifford Smith

clifford@cimlg.org

 

Administrative Assistant & Caretaker of Rock Hill Farm

Mary Hartman

mhartman@innernet.net


Development & PR Coordinator

Rachel B.K. Nichols

rachel@cimlg.org


Collections Manager

Lucas Lapole

lucas@cimlg.org

  

Library Assistant (Tues.-Fri. 9am-4:30PM)

Thelma Howell


Dawn Hoffman, Colonial fair, Conococheague Institute
Colonial Bookbinder
Driving Directions

The Conococheague Institute is located at 12995 Bain Road, Mercersburg, PA, with GPS coordinates 39.74430, -7787580. Its hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8 am – 5 pm, or other times by appointment.

 

From the North, take Interstate 81 North to Greencastle Exit 5, PA Route 16. Follow Route16 westward through Greencastle. Go about 6 miles, through the village of Upton until you see a sign for PA 995 to Welsh Run.

 

Follow PA 995 South for 3 miles to Welsh Run. At the square, go straight on 995 South, past the Robert Kennedy Memorial Presbyterian Church on the left. Soon you’ll pass a sign on the left for Trayer’s Farm & Greenhouse. Next you’ll pass the Welsh Run Church of the Brethren (a stone church) soon on the left. About 600 yards or so, turn left onto Bain Road. In .8 mile you’ll see a blue sign for Conococheague Institute, Rock Hill Farm on the right.

 

The Conococheague Institute is housed on 30 acres on your right. Just past the barn, the first gravel driveway on the right will take you to the Conococheague Institute’s administrative offices, library and historic house museum; the second gravel driveway off Bain Road (up a hill) on the right will take you to the Welsh Barrens Visitors Center.

 

From the South such as Hagerstown or Clear Spring, MD, take Route 40 to St. Paul’s Church road. Follow that until you come to a stop sign (several miles), go straight after stopping. Follow this road until you come to the next stop sign. The road becomes Bain Road after you cross the MD/PA border. Turn left at this stop, go 2 or 3 car lengths and turn right. Find us about .5 miles on the left.

 

From the West, take Route 16 (Buchanan Trail West) eastward for approximately 2 miles. The first road sign past Mercersburg Printing shows route 416; turn right onto 416 (Mercersburg Road) and drive approximately 3 miles to the center of Welsh Run, where you will see a blue Conococheague Institute sign in front of the Robert Kennedy Memorial Presbyterian Church. Here at the intersection of 416 and 995, turn right (south) and drive approximately 1 mile. After you pass the Brethren Church on the left, turn left onto Bain Road. You will see a blue Conococheague Institute sign at this intersection, too. Follow Bain Road for 1 mile. You will see another blue Conococheague Institute sign on the right in front of a barn. The Conococheague Institute is housed on 30 acres on your right. Just past the barn, the first gravel driveway on the right will take you to the Conococheague Institute’s administrative offices, library and historic house museum; the second gravel driveway off Bain Road (up a hill) on the right will take you to the Welsh Barrens Visitors Center.

 

If you need help along the way, call 717-328-3467 or 717-496-1565.

 
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Bain Road
Mercersburg PA 17236
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