Zelienople Historical Society
243 S. Main Street
Zelienople, PA 16063


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Zelienople Historical Society

Zelienople Historical Soceity

We offer tours Monday through Friday at 9:30 A.M. Advance notice is appreciated. Please call 724-452-9457.

Reservations are required for large groups or for alternate times, so that we may schedule docents. Please remember that our docents are volunteers; same day requests may not be possible. Tours are $5 per person.

Tours begin at Passavant House at 243 S. Main St. in Zelienople, and include the Buhl House at 221 S. Main St. Please allow about 45 minutes to an hour for each house. The tours cost $5 per person.

The Passavant House is home to a large collection of items relating to the Passavant Family and its place in Zelienople's history. Collections include clothing worn by early family members as well as furnishings, trunks, and household items brought from Germany. Items from the first Passavant store, family portraits, and several thousand letters written by and to Zélie Passavant, her children, other family members and friends are housed at Passavant House. The Lester Mohr Library and Society offices are located there.

The Buhl House with its ten rooms houses a museum for the Buhl family and for the town. Collections include artifacts related to the history of Zelienople, its schools, commerce, business and daily life, as well as temporary, traveling, and on-loan exhibits, Buhl family portraits, and items commemorating the family's beginnings in Zelienople and significance in history. The Buhl House also contains our Museum Shop.

William Alfred Passavant room

Zélie Basse Passavant's bedchamber

Take a virtual tour of the Passavant House on youtube.

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