Covid-19 Update October, 2020

In a continued effort to maintain staff and visitor safety during the current COVID-19 circumstances, our buildings will remain closed to the public, unless otherwise specified during Special Events and School tours. During this time we will be focusing on exhibit redesign, program development, and new experiences for the future. However, our Grounds and Gardens are open daily from dawn to dusk, and parking is free. Walking tours and Childrens Explorer Packs are available near all parking areas, self-guided Interpretive wayside panels around the site give a wealth of information, and several hiking trails and open areas are available. When visiting please continue to follow CDC and local health guidelines and remain safe. Thank you for your consideration, and understanding.

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


We welcome new members to the Conococheague Institute! Members like you give our organization meaning. We are grateful for every opportunity to meet you and learn about your connection to the Conococheague. You help us to expand our body of knowledge and to more accurately educate our visitors from near and far on the intricacies of our unique regional history.

If you are not already a member, please take a moment to join! Membership prices are:

Your membership benefits include:

The membership year runs from January 1-December 31. To join, simply complete and submit the form, below, and send in your payment. (Highlighted fields are required.) Your membership will be activated as soon as your payment is received. Please make checks payable to The Conococheague Institute and mail to 12995 Bain Road, Mercersburg, PA 17236.

If you would like to pay via phone please call our office during business hours at 717-328-2800 and have the below information ready.

Your membership donation may be tax deductible.

Our site is open year-round. We hope you'll visit us soon!