940 Centre Ave Reading, PA 19601 | (610) 375-4375 | Visit Website

Enjoy discovering the vast collection of over 20,000 historic artifacts, 30,000 photographs, and priceless materials such as tax records from 1754 at the Berks History Center. Unique items include early bicycles, a very rare horse drawn streetcar, a Conestoga wagon, a Duryea automobile, Schuylkill Navigation Company and Union Canal records, a library with over 15,000 volumes and a 7,200 piece manuscript collection. Works of art include those by Ben Austrian, Jack Coggins, Earl Poole and more. A searchable database with more than 800,000 names is available to the public. A portion of the collection is held at the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles.

Hours of Operation

Tuesday – Friday: 10:00AM – 3:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM – 3:00PM

Berks History Center