Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Shamokin Dam - Selinsgrove
3249 North Susquehanna Trail
Shamokin Dam, PA 17876
Phone: (570) 743-1111
Fax: (570) 743-1190
Arts & Museums
Designed by Philadelphia architect Samuel Sloan for Eli Slifer as a private residence, this Tuscan-style Victorian mansion was the site of the first local hospital which was founded in 1926 by the Evangelical Association. Also a former orphanage, it is now the home of RiverWoods, a complex which consists of a skilled care facility and residential and nursing care apartments. The Slifer House Museum is owned by Albright Care Services.
Originally constructed as a two-story log cabin between 1796 and 1799, serving as a tavern and hotel through much of the 19th century, the Packwood House Museum is "among the oldest log-built structures of its kind in Pennsylvania." Opened to the public in 1976, the Packwood House Museum contains treasures of glass, ceramics, textiles, furniture, paintings, Pennsylvania German decorative arts and Oriental art. The Museum, exhibits and the Museum Shop are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Usually lasting one to one and a half hours, guided tours cover the garden and 18 rooms over three floors in the Museum.
New Berlin Heritage Museum shares its historic setting with the New Berlin Post Office. The museum of New Berlin’s history is an erstwhile courthouse and school. The building was included in the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
This one-room open school, Mooresburg School, is a simple structure that was used as a educative space for local children. Teaching students from grades one to eight, it was later converted into the headquarters of the Montour County Historical Society and now functions as a museum. This place is featured on the National Register of Historic Places.
Step back in time when you visit the Mifflinburg Buggy Museum, which is housed in Heiss Coach Works, William A. Heiss' shop where he ran a successful buggy making business from 1883 to 1920. The Mifflinburg Buggy Museum has been "recognized as one of only 12 craft/industrial museums in the United States that preserves and interprets an original site."
This beautiful structure called the Gen. William Montgomery House is a historic home. Currently, running as a museum, it is managed by the Montour County Historical Society. The owner of this house was General William Montgomery, a renowned patriot, Danville's founder and a judge. It was incorporated in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
Open year round to all, the Children's Museum strives to provide hands-on educational experiences to children, create and provide interactive traveling exhibits, and to extend educational outreach services to the region.
As the name suggests, the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art showcases different aspects of nature through the medium of art. Opened in 1993, it was named in the honor of renowned naturalist and artist, Ned Smith. Keeping in mind Ned Smith's dedication and love towards nature, this center with its tranquil and scenic surroundings is a perfect place to showcase his collection. The center features art galleries, an outdoor area, classrooms and a gift shop. Its art galleries display works of contemporary artists and photographers who focus on nature and a permanent exhibition comprising collection of Smith's work. Given the lovely combination of nature and creativity, the events held here are very interesting and include camping, theatrical shows, workshops, auctions and cultural festivals. For more details, check its website.