Berks History Center

Berks History Center

Museum and Research Library
Berks History Center

940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601
United States

AAA Member Offer:

  • One (1) admission free with one (1) paid admission to museum.
    Special events excluded.

Museum Tour Fees: Museum admission is $2 per person for guided tours for groups. A ratio of one accompanying adult per six students is required for children ages seven years and younger, and a ratio of one adult per ten students is required for children ages eight and older. Guided tours are conducted by professionally trained volunteer docents as well as the Education Curator of the Berks History Center.

Museum & Library Hours:

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9am - 3pm

Address and Parking:

940 Centre Avenue, Reading, PA 19601

Research Library & Parking Lot
160 Spring Street, Reading, PA 19601



Founded in 1869 as the Historical Society of Berks County, the Berks History Center (BHC) is a museum and research library (the Henry Janssen Library) located at 940 Centre Avenue and 160 Spring Street (respectively) in Reading, Pennsylvania. The BHC showcases the unique local history, a vast collection of artifacts and documents, and the diverse cultural heritage of Berks County.