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:

Over the winter months, CI will be operating on a limited access schedule. We will be working on our infrastructure and program development so we can come back stronger in the spring. If you would like to use our library for research, please contact Mary at 717-328-3467 and make an appointment. Our book club, Side Tracks in History will continue to meet on the third Thursday of the month. See you April 1st, 2020.


Side Tacks in History Book Club.

The selection for the February 20th meeting is:

Mr. and Mrs. Prince: How an Extraordinary Eighteenth-Century Family Moved Out of Slavery and into Legend by Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina.