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The Historical Society of Montgomery County was formed in 1881 by county residents interested in collecting and sharing the legacy of Montgomery County, PA. Since then, we have continued to support the community’s cultural heritage through preservation, interpretation, and outreach. We offer a research library, small book shop, and exhibitions in our headquarters, and we own and maintain Historic Montgomery Cemetery.

The Historical Society is located in a residential neighborhood in the northern part of Norristown. There is a parking lot directly behind the building available for patrons.

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday: 10am - 5pm
  • Tuesday: 1pm - 8pm
  • Wednesday: 1pm - 8pm
  • Thursday: 10am - 5pm
  • Friday: CLOSED
  • Saturday: We are open most Saturdays from 10am - 2pm.  Be sure to check our Calendar of Events for any closures.
  • Sunday: CLOSED

Address:  1654 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA 19401

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The entrance to Montgomery Cemetery is at the end of Hartranft Avenue, off of West Main Street, Norristown.
Address: 1 Hartranft Avenue, Norristown, PA 19401

The main entrance gate is locked to help prevent vandalism. Visitors are welcome to enter through the pedestrian gates. 

When Visiting:
The cemetery is a RIP (Restoration in Progress). With the help of many volunteers, the Historical Society of Montgomery County has achieved a great deal in bringing back some of the former glory, but there is still much work to be done. 

The main entrance gate is locked to help prevent vandalism. Visitors are welcome to enter through the pedestrian gates.  Please clean up after pets, which need to be leashed at all times. Be mindful of uneven terrain. Plots in need of repair may be hazardous. Please adhere to all posted guidelines and exercise caution if wandering off designated pathways.

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