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Chalk Hill Farm Museum

Early American Farm Implements Museum is one-of-a-kind. Jim and Jeannette Silbaugh have a passion... collecting and displaying antique implements of a day gone by. Located on the grounds of their Chalk Hill Motel sits a bewildering array of machines and gadgets from the past. You could spend hours going from exhibit to exhibit trying to figure out what function each had. It's amazing to realize just how far we've advanced.

The Silbaughs have more than 1,000 items of antique machinery, tools, furniture, farm and household devices, ranging in size from a 12-ton 1905 steam engine tractor to a buttonhook for ladies' high-top shoes. A few of the other items include historic saddles, reapers, maple syrup tank and buckets, buggies, two- man cross-cut saws, stoves, blacksmith tools, a coal mine car, a functioning 1941 LaFrance fire truck. The outdoor display is free, but donations are accepted.

This is a fun stop for anyone who loves gadgets (and rabbits). Depending on your interest level you could spend anywhere from 10 minutes to 10 hours.

Contact Information

Jim and Jeannette Silbaugh
Chalk Hill Motel
Route 40
Chalk Hill, PA
(724) 438-5180

Directions from the Inne at Watson's Choice

On Route 40, National Road, at Chalk Hill Motel, eight miles east of Uniontown.
  • Turn Left [East] on Route 21 East
  • Travel 3.1 mi to traffic light at Route 119
  • Turn Right and stay to right following on-ramp sign to [US 119 South Morgantown/ US 40 East ]
  • This is the Uniontown By-Pass. Follow signs for US 40 East
  • Travel 8.3 miles to the top of Summit Mountain
  • After about 5.5 miles you'll start to climb the mountain (2.5 miles up from this is Point Lookout, a worthwhile quick stop).
  • At the top of the mountain to the right is the Summit Hotel
  • Continue to travel straignt on US 40 East for 2 miles.
  • Turn left into Chalk Hill Motel

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