Group Visits

Groups of 10+ can enjoy special tours, programs, and discounts.

Bring Your Group to West Overton Village

West Overton Village offers tours for groups of 10 or more with discounted admission rates, along with the option of our hands-on DIY History Activities. We welcome family and friend groups, clubs, bus tours, and more.  

Group visits to West Overton Village include a tour of the 1838 Overholt Homestead. Groups can also choose to add on a tour of the Museum, tour of the Educational Distillery, and/or DIY History Activities.

Group visits are available May 1 - October 31. 

Pre-scheduled groups of 10+ receive a discounted admission of $8 per person. Please contact us to plan your visit.

Tour the Overholt Homestead 

Take a guided tour of the original home of the Overholt family built in 1838. Explore rooms that tell stories of the Overholts, their daily lives, and business activities. See the desk where Abraham Overholt oversaw village operations. Learn about members of Overholt and Frick families, including the famous industrialist Henry Clay Frick, through portraits and personal artifacts on display in the home. Discover the early history of Westmoreland County in the Mural Room installed by Helen Clay Frick in 1928.

Tour the Museum

Visit our Museum’s latest exhibit, Forging Ahead and Falling Behind: Industrial Growth in a Rural Community. This exhibit explores the variety of jobs villagers at West Overton performed. Farmers, weavers, housekeepers, coal miners, and more all made West Overton a bustling, productive community. Learn how workers contributed to West Overton’s success while facing challenges that came with expanding industries and new technologies. Enjoy the exhibit on a self-guided tour, or mention your interest in a guided tour while coordinating your visit.

Educational Distillery 

Take a guided tour of our Educational Distillery and enjoy a 20-minute program about fermentation and distillation of grains as a means of food preservation.  

DIY History Activities

Explore the past with hands-on activities and demonstrations that reflect the daily lives of people at West Overton. Learn how villagers used their skills and knowledge to operate farms, businesses, and households. Led by our experienced educators, DIY History Activities engage young learners’ senses and motor skills.

The availability of DIY History Activities varies according to age group, time of year, and personnel. 

  • 19th century games and toys
  • “Labor of Laundry” - historic laundering from 1800-1950
  • Butter churning and tasting
  • Melt and pour soap making
  • Candle dipping and lighting technology from 1700s-present
  • Sauerkraut shredding, food fermentation and preservation 
  • 19th century cooking and baking in the Summer Kitchen
  • Lead ball casting
  • Corn fodder chopping
  • Hand weaving 
  • Rope making 


Gift Shop

Our newly renovated gift shop offers a variety of history-inspired items including books, jewelry, and West Overton keepsakes and souvenirs. The gift shop is located in the Museum and sales benefit the nonprofit mission of West Overton Village.


Groups are welcome to bring their own lunches, or can coordinate with West Overton Village to have lunch prepared by an outside vendor at an additional cost (please ask us about this opportunity when you inquire about your visit).

The Overholt Room, our indoor venue, can seat up to 120. Contact us for larger group options. We also invite you to enjoy a picnic lunch on the Homestead lawn, weather permitting. 

Group Visit Procedures 

  • Group visits are available May 1 - October 31.
  • Groups should dress appropriately for the weather and scheduled activities. 
  • Please contact us with any questions and concerns regarding accessibility accommodations.

Contact Us

Please contact Co-Executive Director Patrick Bochy at or fill out this form to request your visit. Completing this form does not confirm your group’s visit. Our team will reply to your request as soon as possible.  

Get a Taste of History

Our Educational Distillery carries on the tradition of making whiskey at West Overton. Discover the history of Old Overholt and the science of rye whiskey distillation at our modern facilities.