Covid-19 Update June 9th, 2021 - We are OPEN with Spring Hours: Historic Programming Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 5pm, Visitor Center and Gift Shop Saturdays 10am to 5pm. Additional programs/library/genealogy by appointment. Grounds and Trails are open daily from Dawn to Dusk.

Please visit safely, and follow all health and safety guidelines.

For more information, please contact Matthew Wedd at or call at 717-328-2800 and leave a voicemail.

About The Conococheague Institute

The Conococheague Institute is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) membership organization, registered as a charity in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Its name is derived from the Conococheague Creek, a tributary of the Potomac River that runs through portions of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. The Conococheague frontier was opened for settlement by European colonists in 1736.

Local people pronounce Conococheague: CONICA (rhymes with "Monica") JIG (like the Irish dance). The Native American word means "long indeed, very long indeed. The Institute operates a 30-acre historic site with 18th-and 19th century log houses and outbuildings, a German 4-Square Garden, a visitors center, a rose garden, an 18th-century summer kitchen, and provides access to an historic cemetery dating to the 1760s. Through its accomplishments in historic preservation, archaeology, publications, lectures, discussion groups, an active research library, and demonstrations and exhibitions of historically accurate crafts, trades, and costumes, the Institute promotes quality humanities scholarship on many subjects. Members receive a quarterly newsletter to keep them informed of the progress that the Institute makes.