Once the Lumber Capital of the World, Williamsport had more millionaires per person than any other city in the USA. Take a walking tour of these lumber barons’ Victorian homes on “Millionaire’s Row.”
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The Millionaire’s Row Historic District is a national historic district, with buildings dated as early as 1855 that are representative of Victorian style architecture. Download a walking tour map.
Five exceptional Williamsport Victorian mansions have been featured in Victorian Homes Magazine. The New York Times has highlighted Millionaires Row and Preservation Williamsport in its Travel Section.
Nearby Museums: Visit the The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society to learn about the history of Lycoming County from American Indian occupation through the 20th century. Exhibits include a Fine and Decorative Arts gallery, an American Indian gallery, the Shempp Model Train exhibit with over 300 toy trains, and period rooms depicting lifestyles from the 1700s through the 1900s. Also nearby is the Peter Herdic Transportation Museum, where you can explore exhibits on the powerful Susquehanna River, and how it provided the base for Lycoming County’s explosive growth and industry at the turn of the century. The Rowley House Museum is located inside the former mansion of E.A. Rowley, one of the wealthiest men in Pennsylvania. Completed in 1888, the Rowley House is one of the most architecturally significant houses in Pennsylvania.
Preservation Williamsport is a not-for-profit, 501 (C) (3) organization dedicated to preserving the architectural integrity of Williamsport.