The new Lawruk Visitor Center at Baker Mansion is now stocked full of wonderful merchandise for your favorite history buff. Gifts for young and old alike can be found on the shelves. Below is a small sampling of items available. Shop proceeds help support the society! The Lawruk Visitor Center is also home of the new reception and admissions booth for tours of Baker Mansion. Come by and visit!
Arcadia Publishing illustrated histories of various Blair County topics, including autographed copies
Various books on central and western Pennsylvania heritage by the History Press
Biographies of notable Pennsylvanians who left their mark on the region
A vast array of American Revolution and Civil War books
Original publications by the historical society, including Tim Van Scoyoc's books on Baker Mansion
1776 themed items perfect for the patriotic decor in any home
Locally-made, seasonally-themed arts and crafts
Books on WWI coinciding with our Great War exhibit, plus DVD/Blu-Ray of All Quiet on the Western Front
Numerous booklets on Pennsylvania folklore, ghosts, and legends
Several movies with Blair County and current exhibit connections including Gettysburg, Prohibition, Trumbo, and Unstoppable
DVDs of the Altoona and Logan Valley Electric Railway available through the National Railway Historical Society
Books for younger readers, including works on the Founding Fathers and Abraham Lincoln
Vintage toys, games, Slinkys, toy muskets, Civil War caps, bonnets, and dolls for kids
And much more!
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2016 Ghostly Tours at Baker Mansion: Iron Hurst Haunted Mansion
Back by popular demand: We're pleased to Announce that Ghostly Tours at Baker Mansion are back! Starting October 14, we will offer tours at specific times for two weekends only! This year's theme is Iron Hurst. Dare to be Scared? Visit Iron Hurst this Halloween season with Zombies, Clowns, and Ghosts Galore! Proceeds benefit the non-profit Blair County Historical Society. If you visit, here's what to expect:
Tours occur every 15 Minutes. Ages 13 and older are suggested.
Admission is $7.00 per person for all ages, with proceeds benefiting the Baker Mansion History Museum.
Tours will be about 45 minutes. Groups will not be larger than 20 people. Performances will be done by local actors and volunteers.
Tickets will be available at the door but may go quickly. Tickets are sold by time slots on our Museum Shop page as well.
Concessions will be for sale, benefiting Altoona Avengers: Girls Soccer Team.
Don't miss out get your tickets today! Please print your receipt as proof of purchase of event ticket. No refunds.
Click the drop down tabs within the time slots listed below to pick a specific time that best suits you. Thank you!
Blair County Historical Society Physical Site: Baker Mansion 3419 Oak Lane Altoona, PA 16602