Donate Your Treasures

Don't throw away those old photos and papers! If you have items related to York Springs history, contact us to see if your donation can help enhance our Archives. Contact our Archivist at
Apr 21 2014

We're having a Business Meeting in April to ratify changes to the Society's By-laws. Members are encouraged to attend.

May 19 2014

Join us at 7:30 p.m. for a program on this interesting subject. Details to come.

Jun 16 2014

Annual Picnic

Come join us on Monday, June 17th at 6:00 p.m. for our Annual Family Picnic!

Bring a covered dish to share, as well as your own place setting. Hot dogs and drinks will be provided.

Come enjoy an evening of fellowship on the beautiful grounds of Hershey's Fur Center Campground, just about 1/2 mile south of the intersection of Route 15 & Route 94 on Route 94. Look for the entrance on the right, just before the log cabin.


Contact YOSSHS

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PO Box 161 • York Springs, PA 17372

Museum & Headquarters:
408 Main Street • York Springs

Museum & Archives Hours

Our Museum is open the 1st Sunday of the month from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The Archives are open for research each Wednesday from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Brochures & News

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About Our Historical Society

Ye Olde Sulphur Spa Historical Society works to encourage the study of the historical and cultural aspects of both York Springs and Adams County, Pennsylvania and to collect and preserve existing records and artifacts.

Our Historical Society is named for the famous York Sulphur Springs, which enjoyed a good reputation among the residents of Baltimore and Philadelphia during the 1800’s for its health-restoring properties. The York Sulphur Springs was the first summer resort in Adams County, and remained popular until the advent of the railroad made the Atlantic Beach resorts more attractive destinations. Daily stages ran from both Baltimore and Philadelphia to York Springs.

YOSSHS Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. (except for July, August, December, & January) at the Society's Headquarters at 408 Main Street, York Springs. Our building is handicapped-accessible and there is ample parking behind the building. Entrance is at the rear from the upper level.

We have a diverse membership, which includes long-time residents as well as newcomers to our community who are interested in local history and its preservation.

We invite you to visit one of our meetings to learn about our society and the history of both York Springs and Adams County. We hope you will find our gatherings interesting and we welcome your membership!