Walk Back in Time

The Conococheague Institute is a hands-on regional learning center. We are headquartered within Rock Hill Farm, a well-preserved historic farmstead that was established in the early 18th century in southern Franklin County, Pennsylvania, near the village of Welsh Run. Our 30-acre site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and includes two historic house museums with outbuildings, a research library, two relocated historic log structures, walking trails with access to a pioneer cemetery, and several historic gardens.

Our Mission

The mission of the Conococheague Institute is to develop and foster awareness, understanding and stewardship of the cultural and natural history of the Appalachian frontier of Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. The Institute strives to achieve our mission through education, research and preservation.

Upcoming Events

Christmas Open House

December 7, 2019: Thank you to the CI staff and volunteers who worked so hard to decorate the site and spend the day with our many wonderful visitors. Also a big thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate this annual Christmas tradition. Details

Side Tacks in History Book Club.

Our selection for December 21st is The Trees by Conrad Richter.