Indian Steps Museum will be closed throughout the year due to the pandemic and plans to reopen in April of 2021.

Hiking trails and museum grounds remain open.

(Note: No bathroom facilities are available.)

Image of the Indian Steps Museum with 3-story observation-deck tower and a stone-built circular Kiva Room.  Over 10,000 Native American artifacts found along the Susquehanna River were inlaid into the walls as various pictographs.

Indian Steps Museum

John VanderslootIndian Steps Museum is a one of a kind destination set along the Susquehanna River. Originally an arts and crafts style cabin, it was completed in 1912 by a wealthy lawyer from York County, PA. John Edward Vandersloot wanted to share his local prehistoric Indian artifact collection with his guests by embedding these items both in the interior and exterior of the building. Vandersloot was enamored with Native American history and culture, and built the cabin as a testament to the long history of Native American Indians.

Indian Steps is one of five properties owned and maintained by the Conservation Society of York County, a nearly 100 year old nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving York County's natural, prehistoric, and historic landscapes.

Off the beaten path, and well worth the visit, Indian Steps offers a glimpse into the past history of the indigenous...

Posted by Sue H Hunter onĀ Wednesday, October 28, 2015