Paintings on wall at Everhart Museum

Everything You Need to Know About Visiting the Everhart Museum

Are you aching to unleash your inner history buff or explore the arts of the Poconos? It’s time to visit the Everhart Museum in Scranton. The museum is a local favorite for all ages and boasts an array of exhibits from the fine arts to natural science. Once you’ve explored the expansive museum, access our complimentary Vacation Guide for all of the best places to eat and things to do in Eastern Pennslyvania.

How to Plan Your Next Trip to the Everhart Museum

The Everhart Museum is an age-old, non-profit, history museum in Nay Aug Park. Its founder, Dr. Isaiah Fawkes Everhart, was a Pocono philanthropist and practitioner. His intentions in creating the museum were to “educate and delight for generations to come.” See his dreams manifested during your next visit to the Everhart Museum.

Explore the Revolving Collections

Prepare to see everything from Pollock to Warhol at the Everhart. The museum offers an extensive collection of American Folk Art featuring paper works and local works created on media such as rocks, minerals, and plants. You’ll want to make frequent visits back in order to see the entire compilation. 

In addition to its art, the gallery provides a plethora of natural history. Dr. Everhart was fascinated with the birds of the Pocono Mountains. The museum reflects his winged love with a large exhibit of ancient bird fossils along with some of the current Northeast natives. Discover the history of the landscape with a tour around the natural wonders’ portion of the collection. 

Current Exhibits

  • “The Good News”

Zak Zavada’s photograph journey takes place on the streets of Downtown Scranton. The exhibit sparks interest and highlights the good news in our small-town community. In a world where we are submerged with images of prosperity, jealousy, and unattainable happiness, Zavada’s collection slows us down and helps us enjoy the things in life that truly matter.

  • “Paper”

This paper-made exhibit showcases the art of human beings. The idea behind the multi-artist platform is to combine the carelessness of everyday, mundane tasks with the carefulness of becoming the exception. You are sure to leave with a feeling of rejuvenation. Get outside your box in the most relatable way with this Everhart print collection.  


  • Everhart Honors

The donor-focused annual event is in honor of Everhart’s greatest contributors. It’s a time to eat, drink, and celebrate the wonderful hosts who make it possible to visit the museum year after year. 

  • Diwali: Festival of Lights

This fall event is an annual tradition around the world. The ancient festival is celebrated by Buddhists, Sikhs, Hindus, and Jains. It’s a time for family and friends to get together and enjoy food and a spectacular display of lights. Awe at Diwali this September at the Everhart Museum.  

Unwind at The French Manor Inn and Spa

Come back to The French Manor and stay in Suite Genevieve. The regal suite features a beautifully adorned mahogany King Louis XIV style canopy, luxurious triple sheeting, a whirlpool tub for two, and an ornately tiled shower. Relax next to the fireplace with a glass of Cabernet and reminisce on your art-filled day at the Everhart Museum.

Explore our seasonal menu options at our on-site restaurant and excite your tastebuds. Our chef-crafted French creations are five-star rated and the views from our terrace are flawless. Revel in all of the comforts of The French Manor during your next visit!

Suite Genevieve at French Manor