For more information about your visit, please contact us at or call at 717-328-2800.

Visit our Historic Farmstead

Exploring the Conococheague Institute

Located at Rock Hill Farm in the community of Welsh Run between Mercersburg and Greencastle, Pennsylvania - 12995 Bain Rd, Mercersburg, PA 17236. Just a short 20-minute drive from Hagerstown, we are convenient to our Maryland Visitors too! We are always happy to see new faces and returnees exploring our site enjoy the Cultural and Natural resources.

Please park at the Welsh Barrens Visitor Center, where a interpretive panel map will orientate you for your visit.

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2024 Hours -

Grounds and Trails Open Daily from Dawn to Dusk

Historic Programming - Every Saturday, 10:00am to 4:00pm

Visitor Center (Additional Exhibits, Gift Shop, Toilets) - Every Saturday, 10:00am to 5:00pm

Rock Hill tours - First Friday of each month, 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm

Little Learners (2-4 year old) Craft and Story Time - 2nd and 4th Thursday, 10:30am


Library/Genealogy - By Appointment year round

School programs - By Appointment year round


Rock Hill Tour

2024 Little Learners

We hope to see you soon!

We have several Nature Trails, including a Cemetery walk that crosses the Welsh Run three times, a Wetlands Pond loop and all they are great for easy walkers.

  • Contact us to arrange group tours
  • Gift shop with Colonial-style toys and games, local history books, local handicrafts, and other frontier-inspired items
  • We accept payment by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, or Discovery

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  • Touring the site includes walking on uneven ground and maneuvering through 18th and 19th-century structures, including stairs
  • Pets are allowed and encouraged on our grounds, but our policy maintains that they are controlled on a leash. Please be responsible and pick up after your pet's waste for the enjoyment of all
  • Animals are prohibited inside public buildings, with the exception of service animals
  • As a family-friendly area, no Alcohol or Fire-arms are permitted to be brought on-site without prior approval
  • CI is on the National Register of Historic Places for its Archaeological significance. Metal Detecting is illegal anywhere on our grounds.

Looking for a place to stay near the Conococheague Institute? Try these local places!

The Mercersburg Inn

405 S Main St

Mercersburg, PA 17236

(717) 328-5231

Comfort Inn Greencastle

50 Pine Dr

Greencastle, PA 17225

(717) 798-3578

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Clear Spring

12426 Houck Ave

Clear Spring, MD 21722

(301) 842-0290


Looking for a great place to eat nearby? Try these local places?

(Some even deliver or are in a take-out distance. Bring your take-out back and enjoy a Pizza or a Burger on one of our Picnic tables!)

Stoners on the Square
5 N Main St
Mercersburg, PA 17236
717-552-7041 cell

James Buchanan Restaurant
15 N Main St
Mercersburg, PA 17236
717-552-7041 cell

Byron's Dining Room at The Mercersburg Inn

405 S Main St

Mercersburg, PA 17236

(717) 328-5231


2753 Buchanan Trail W

Greencastle, PA 17225


Al's Restaurant Pizzeria & Grill

12911 Clear Spring Rd

Clear Spring, MD 21722

(301) 842-3873

Looking for other great places to visit nearby? Try some of our community tourism collaborators!

Whitetail Resort

13805 Blairs Valley Rd

Mercersburg, PA 17236

(717) 328-9400

Allison-Antrim Museum

365 S Ridge Ave

Greencastle, PA 17225

(717) 597-9010

Fort Loudoun

1720 Brooklyn Rd N

Fort Loudon, PA 17224

(717) 369-3473

Tuscarora Wildlife Education Project

4881 Fort Loudon Rd,

Mercersburg, PA 17236

(717) 328-2126

Discovery Station at Hagerstown Inc

101 W Washington St

Hagerstown, MD 21740

(301) 790-0076


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