117 Philadelphia Avenue, Shillington, PA 19607  | contact: susan.guay@alvernia.edu  | Visit Website

The birthplace home of author John Updike, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner, who wrote his first fiction, poetry and prose in the house.  Owned and operated by The John Updike Society, the museum/literary center celebrates Updike and the city and county that inspired him to write such award-winning novels as Rabbit, Run and The Centaur.

Hours of Operation

Grand Opening: October 2021
Open Saturday’s from 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Contact Director of Education, Maria Lester
for private group tours at molester@albright.edu


John Updike Childhood Home