Fulton House is a former inn that today houses the Derry Area Historical Society.
Named after a city in Ireland, Derry is a town of 15,000 people in rural Westmoreland County. There are few districts in the county that can boast of as much interesting early history as Derry. Its location was one that was exposed to the raids and plunderings of the Indians from the earliest times down to but a very short period before the American Revolution. There was once a military road which ran directly through it snd trails along the streams where the Native Americans passed.
The Derry Area Historical Society was founded in 1995 to cultivate an appreciation of local history and architecture, while promoting community and school partnerships.
Fulton House is a restored inn that was owned in the 1800s by a local man named Robert Fulton. The inn was also a stagecoach stop that included a wagon shop and barn.
The Derry Area Historical Society took ownership of the property in 1997 and, with the help of volunteers, restored and coverted the inn into a historical museum, learning center and offices.
Sundays, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and other times depending on the event or program.
Free, on-site parking is available.