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Columbus Chapel and Boal Mansion Museum, Boalsburg

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#173 of 208 in Museums in Pennsylvania
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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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  • You want history here is where you get it. Christopher Columbus's contents of his original chapel are all housed here. Who would have thought in the middle of Pennsylvania would be such a treasure tro...  more »
  • Such an amazing house, chapel and grounds; filled with so much history. They are finding and displaying new items all the time. My brother, who lives in the area, hadn't been there in 30 years and was...  more »
  • I visited early on in the life of the mansion and museum- when Christopher Lee was out and about and a presence there. Don't know if that's still the case. Being just inches away from Columbus' desk, ...  more »
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  • 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! 👍⛪
  • Great history and tour of the mansion and chapel

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