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

October 19th Charter Bus Tour

Reserve your seat for a trip through Colonial American History. We will explore several key sites of the French and Indian War. Details

Sidetracks of History Book Club

The Book Club selection for October 17 is:

The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West." by Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David McCullough Details