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Columbus Chapel and Boal Mansion Museum, Boalsburg

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Specialty Museums, Museums, Tourist Spots
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3.4/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web
The Columbus Chapel and Boal Mansion Museum are a National Historic Site near State College PA and Penn State University telling the story of America as seen through eight generations of the Boal family and their ancestors including Columbus, Napoleon and Richard Henry Lee (signer of the Declaration of Independence). The site includes the centuries-old Columbus Chapel, inherited and imported to Boalsburg from Spain in 1909 and containing the Admiral's Desk of Christopher Columbus, fine European paintings and statues and two pieces of the True Cross of Jesus.
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  • Our visit to Boal Mansion was truly delightful! If you are a history buff, do not miss this place! So often when you visit these old mansions, everything inside is a reproduction, roped off so you can...  read more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our visit at the Boal Mansion Museum and Christopher Columbus Chapel. Our tour guide was amazing with the depth of his knowledge. And the artifacts that are in the Columbus Chape...  read more »
  • This Chapel is an unexpected treasure. The fact that the Columbus family items have been stored and preserved in this little village is truly amazing. If you love history, this is a place to visit. 
  • My husband and I recently visited Columbus Chapel and Boal Mansion. What a wonderful experience. Our guide was a never ending font of information. And how lucky is Boalsburg to have the Columbus Chapel right in our midst. A true gem that all should visit.
  • Get ready for some amazing history and sights. Worth two or three times the admission.
  • Love seeing things from the past! 👍⛪
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