Welcome to The Depreciation Lands Museum

Groupevents Tour

Interactive Guided Tour

— a 1 1/2 hour program, for all ages, available on Sunday afternoons, May-Oct —

This is the perfect program for groups of all ages, especially groups with a wide range of ages and interests.

After a presentation in the Tavern about the history of the Depreciation Lands, how this area got an unusual name, and the dress of the late 18th century country person, an informative 18th century guide will take you around our village of Talley Cavey to meet and visit with our many residents and crafts folk. The Village is teaming with 18th century folks attending to their daily lives, including the blacksmith. There are plenty of hands-on activities for all ages around the village. You will even attend school in the one-room school house!

This program works well for scouts, homeschoolers, clubs, groups of friends, large families and adults. Groups of 8-15 can be accomodated.

Fees: $8 for adults, $5 for children 2-11 years

Consider bringing your own Box lunches and enjoy a peaceful meal at our shady picnic tables.

For more information and to schedule your tour e-mail the Museum -or- call 412-486-0563 to leave a message.

After scheduling your Tour, you may register on-line with your credit card

***Registrations must be received within 2 weeks of scheduling your tour, and at least 2 weeks prior to your reserved date***

How can you help?

Come visit on Sundays! We love sharing with all of you! We couldn’t come here every week and do the things we love without visitors! Hours of operation.

Become a Member!

Support us with a financial or material donation (fully tax deductible, of course)

Do you have local family roots? Help us to improve our collection for future generations by sharing whatever you have. Please e-mail the Museum -or- call 412-486-0563 to make an appointment

Experience the past with personalized museum tours. Available from May through October, our informative tour guides are dedicated to ensuring an unforgettable experience for individuals and groups of all ages. Whether by yourself, a scout troop, a school class, a family gathering, a group of friends, or a club, we invite you to schedule a tour and explore our historical exhibits.

Immerse yourself in the past as you explore our museum. Encounter knowledgeable interpreters dressed in authentic 18th-century attire, vividly reenacting the everyday experiences of late 18th-century settlers. Step back in time as you wander through our tranquil wooded grounds, where you’re encouraged to bring along a picnic and fully immerse yourself in the atmosphere of a bygone era.

For individuals: Join us on Sundays for an immersive guided tour experience at the Depreciation Lands Museum! Explore our rich history and fascinating exhibits with our knowledgeable guides. Tours are available by prepayment at $10 per person and can be scheduled between 1:30 and 3:00 PM. We recommend booking at least two weeks in advance, with a strong suggestion to secure your spot a month ahead due to limited availability. Enjoy the personalized attention of small group tours, capped at ten individuals per group. This is the perfect way for families or smaller groups to delve into the past at your own pace.

For groups: Planning a group outing or organization trip on a Sunday? Experience the Depreciation Lands Museum with our guided group tours! Gather your friends, colleagues, or community members for an enriching journey through history. With a prepayment of $10 per person, we can accommodate larger groups by dividing them into smaller, intimate tour groups. Ensure a seamless experience by scheduling your visit at least two weeks in advance, with a strong recommendation to secure your spot a month ahead.

Plus, for children’s groups, enhance the experience with a simple craft activity or a troop muster for an additional fee of $2 per person. Are you looking for a more flexible option? Opt for our unguided group tours, available at the regular admission price, and explore at your own pace. Please note that our tour availability may be limited on Friendship Day, Hydref, and other select Sundays. Take advantage of this opportunity to make history come alive for your group!

School Group Tours—These tours are Offered on the second Wednesday of April, May, June, September, and November. They are guided by trained interpreters and include activities for schoolchildren. Please call the museum for more information.