Weight Lifting Hall of Fame
3300 Board Road
York, PA 17402
(717) 767-6481 • (800) 358-9675
Official Website

Places Nearby:
Agricultural and Industrial Museum
York County Historical Society
York County Fire Museum
Watch and Clock Museum
Harley Davidson Motorcycles
More in:

Other States:

Located at York Barbell Company headquarters, this small, very specialized museum is dedicated to the respective heritages of Olympic lifting, powerlifting, bodybuilding, and strongmanism.

The Olympic section highlights American lifters and their accomplishments. Displays feature photographs of star performers, their backgrounds, achievements, and actual trophies earned by the sport's elite in world championships and Olympic games since 1923.

Another major exhibit features the strongmen of yesteryear. There was a time when strongmen would demonstrate their might by lifting cumbersome objects and performing incredible stunts. As the sport evolved standards were set and weights were developed, bringing precision to professional competition today. Mr. America is honored here as well, and women are certainly not left out of the picture when it comes to being recognized by this museum.

Other exhibits focus on special moments and people of the sport, including Bob Hoffman, probably the most influential man in the world in the iron sports.

Tours are fun and educational for individuals and groups.

Hours: Open Monday thru Friday 8am - 6pm, and Saturday 10 am - 5 pm. Call to confirm.
Admission: FREE.
Groups: FREE.
Group Reservations: At least 1 week in advance suggested.
Lunch: Small courtyard and tables available for bagged lunch. Nearby restaurants.
Handicapped Access: Accessible.
Directions: Rt. 30 west to I-83 north. Take exit 11. From exit go straight through traffic light. Museum is about one block on the left. 90 - 120 minutes northwest of Philadelphia.

Copyright © 1996-2014 by Patrick Tadeushuk. All Rights Reserved.