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: See the Conococheague Institute decorated at its Christmas finest! Details

Powwow 2020!

Yes, back by popular demand the 2020 Powwow will be September 12th and 13th on site. Please make plans to join us again this year. .


Sidetracks of History Book Club

The Book Club selection for November 21 is Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation by Cokie Roberts.