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Renfrew Museum and Park

1010 E Main St, Waynesboro, PA 17268-2338
+1 717-762-4723
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vacaiton

We visited the park to take pictures for my grand daughter's birthday. Very peaceful park, nice... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
donnaf552018
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Orlando, Florida
Fun in the creek

Great place to enjoy some shade from the summer heat and splash in the creek. Great hiking trails... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
Kevin M
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Renfrew became a public museum and park in 1975 through the generosity of its last private owner, Emma Geiser Nicodemus, and her sister, Hazel Geiser. In her will Emma Nicodemus specified that her house and the surrounding 107-acres, willed to the Borough of Waynesboro, be made into a museum and parkland. Mrs. Nicodemus wanted the facility to be called Renfrew in remembrance of two young sisters by that name. According to local legend, the girls met their demise in 1764 on what is now Park property. More than a quarter of a century after its creation, Renfrew has grown by leaps and bounds. Research and restoration have expanded the scope of the site to include a Visitors Center in the Victorian period barn, several restored outbuildings which include the smokehouse, milkhouse, and the Fahnestock farmstead with its barn and house. We have designated all the important Royer farmstead sites with bronze markers set in field stone.
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1010 E Main St, Waynesboro, PA 17268-2338
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

We visited the park to take pictures for my grand daughter's birthday. Very peaceful park, nice stream and plenty of shade. Great place to walk.

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Great place to enjoy some shade from the summer heat and splash in the creek. Great hiking trails. Fun for the whole family.

Thank Kevin M
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

A wonderful park with many walking trails and history galore! A great way to relax and get in touch with nature.

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Our family has been going to Renfrew for years. We have gone on school trips and also frequent on weekends and summertime. Nice walking trails and lovely grounds. It’s a great place to have a nice day outing with the family.

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R R, Public Relations Manager at Renfrew Museum and Park, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Thank you for visiting Renfrew and we appreciate your review. We are busy scheduling our 2018 programs and events and we hope to see you this Spring and Summer.

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Renfrew Museum is a restored farmstead with many outbuildings to see and activities to participate in. They are constantly having special events throughout the year. They continue to rebuild out-buildings on the property and they provide guided tours of the home. Certainly worth a stop...More

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

I've lived in Waynesboro my entire life. Over the years I've visited the park just to sit by the stream and relax, photo ops, picnics, and holiday vendor shows. The grounds are well maintained and do have public "facilities." My daughter had her senior pictures...More

Thank Angie P
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Local history clean picnic area and grounds nice walking trails stream fishing great outdoors park mountain view

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

We opted to visit Renfrew on a very hot and humid day and it was a good pick on a hot day. The museum with the pottery collection is very interesting and the staff is a wealth of information, you may do this part for...More

Thank KAG39
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

We were looking for a place to visit on a short day trip from northern Virginia and happened on Renfrew. What a delight this was. There were few people there, and we had a guided tour with just the two of us lead by a...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Renfrew has man different things to do it's like stepping back in time. Lovely scenery getting out of the hustle and bustle of town, quiet and serene, love the Civil War Reenactments in August.

Thank tinasnod1965
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