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Columbus Chapel and Boal Mansion Museum, Boalsburg

(3.5/5 based on 25+ 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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  • 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 »
  • While visiting the State College area, our daughter booked a tour for us of the Boal Mansion and the Columbus Chapel. We're so glad she did! We were AMAZED at the history that is housed in the mansion...  more »
  • 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...  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