Tuscarora Academy Museum

Owned and maintained by the Society, the Tuscarora Academy Museum is located in the only surviving building of the Tuscarora Academy, the site of the first secondary school in Juniata County.  The museum has exhibits highlighting the County’s past, including:

  • The old Walnut post office
  • An old time doctor’s office
  • A typical Academy boarding room for both a male and female student
  • Hosecart # 3 from the Port Royal Friendship Fire Company
  • The limber belonging to the David H. Wilson GAR Post 134 in Mifflintown, PA.

The Tuscarora Academy Museum is open on Sunday afternoons in June, July and August from 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM  or by special arrangement at other times.

The Tuscarora Academy’s address is 472 Academy Rd. If you are using Google Maps, simply type in Tuscarora Academy into the search and you will see it.

From Mifflintown area: Take Rt. 75 south/west about 5 miles through the town of Port Royal. Continue on Rt. 75 until reaching the Spruce Hill Lunch. Turn slight right onto Spruce Hill Rd.[SR 3013]. Drive approximately 1.5 – 2 miles to a stop sign, intersection of Spruce Hill Rd. [SR 3013] and Groninger Valley Rd. [SR 3008]. Turn left. Go very short distance turn right onto Academy Rd. [SR 3015].  At next stop sign, intersection of Academy Rd. [SR3015] and Academia Rd. [SR3017]turn left.  The Tuscarora Academy sits at this intersection on the left.

From Rt 35: turn at Cross Rd [T388].  Cross Rd. is approximately 9 miles south/west of Mifflin, PA on Rt 35.  If driving from the south/west turn right onto Cross Rd; if driving from Mifflin, PA turn left onto Cross Rd.  Drive .6 mile on Cross Rd to intersection of Cross Rd. and Academia Rd [SR 3017].  Turn right and follow this winding road 1.1 miles to intersection of Academy Rd.[SR3015] and Academia Rd. [SR 3017].  The Tuscarora Academia Museum sits at this intersection.

From Perry County: take Rt 74 from Ikesburg to intersection with Rt 75.  Turn left onto Rt 75.  Drive to Spruce Hill Lunch.  Turn slight right onto Spruce Hill Rd [SR 3013].  Drive approximately 1.5 – 2 miles to a stop sign, intersection of Spruce Hill Rd. [SR 3013] and Groninger Valley Rd. [SR 3008]. Turn left. Go very short distance turn right onto Academy Rd. [SR 3015].  At next stop sign, intersection of Academy Rd. [SR3015] and Academia Rd. [SR3017] turn left.  The Tuscarora Academy sits at this intersection on the left.

Google Maps Link To Tuscarora Academy

 

 

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