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COVID-19 Guidance

We are committed to taking the steps necessary to protect the health and safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers, but we can’t do it alone.  We will need the help and cooperation of everyone to achieve this important objective.

Our commitment to you:  We want to provide an enjoyable educational experience for our visitors, but that experience will necessarily be a bit different than in prior years.  The Museum exhibits will be self-guided this year. We will follow all applicable Pennsylvania COVID guidelines and requirements.  Signs will highlight the traffic pattern through the Museum.  Visitors will tour the top floor exhibit space and then go downstairs to see the Boiler Room and the John S. O’Connor special exhibit, exiting through the side doors on the middle floor of the building.  Visitors who have difficulty with the stairs may still exit the Museum through the entrance.

We will clean and disinfect public spaces and high-touch surfaces in the Museum, including doorknobs, railings, and restrooms, during the day and at night.  We will also provide hand sanitizer stations at entrances and exits and in the restrooms.  Soap and water for handwashing is available in all restrooms as well.  A plexiglass shield at the front desk has been installed as a protective measure for our volunteers.

What we ask of you:  For your safety and the safety of others, we ask that you adhere to the following:

  • If you do not feel well, if you have been exposed to COVID-19 recently, or if you have symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, please refrain from visiting the Museum.
  • Wear an appropriate face covering (face mask, bandanna, etc.) at all times when in the Museum. If you do not have a face covering, we will provide a disposable face mask at no charge.  Face coverings are not required for young children two years old and under.
  • Limit occupancy in each of the downstairs restrooms to no more than two people at any one time.
  • Follow the directional signs in the Museum.


We thank you in advance for your cooperation and the consideration of others and their safety.  We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable experience.


Hours and Admission

The Museum is open from April 15 through December 15. The Museum is closed after December 15 until April 15 except by appointment.

Green hand blown glass pitcherGallery Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10am – 5pm
Thursday 10am – 5pm
Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 1pm – 5pm


The Museum is closed on the following holidays:

Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day

Wood paneled office roomThe Museum’s Administrative Office is open during Gallery hours.

DFM Member Free
Adults $5.00
Children 18 and under Free

A group rate of $3.00 per adult is available for groups of 10 or more. Tour Escorts and Drivers are free.

Guided tours of the Museum are conducted at 10:30am, 1pm, and 3pm on Wednesday through Saturday, and at 1pm and 3pm on Sunday.

Directions and Parking

The Dorflinger Factory Museum is located at the blinking light at the corner of PA Route 6 and Elizabeth Street in White Mills, Pennsylvania. The main entrance to the Museum is on Elizabeth Street. Our GPS address is: 670 Texas Palmyra Hwy., Hawley, PA 18428. Free parking is available in the rear of the Museum.


The Dorflinger Factory Museum welcomes guests with disabilities.

Museum of Glass History in White Mills PAArriving

The main Museum entrance at the rear of the Cutting Shop is barrier free. Accessible parking for vehicles displaying the appropriate disability permits is located near this entrance. This parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.


The main gallery on the top floor of the Cutting Shop and the Museum’s conference and event center on the middle floor of the Cutting Shop are wheelchair accessible. There is seating available throughout the Museum.


There are accessible restrooms on the top and middle floors of the Cutting Shop.

Service Dogs

Service dogs are permitted in the Museum. They must obey the same policies as all other guests.

Administrative Office

Due to the historic nature of the Factory Office building, we regret that the Museum’s Administrative Office and the Early Glass Gallery are not accessible by guests with disabilities.

Museum of Glass Making in Brooklyn NYPhotography Guidelines

Photography in the Dorflinger Factory Museum is allowed with the following conditions:

  • Photography must be conducted without disruption to Museum operation or limitation to the accessibility of entrances, exits, doorways, or high traffic areas.
  • Flash photography, the use of tripods, and the use of movie or video cameras are prohibited.
  • Photography in the DFM Collection is permitted for private, non-commercial use. Photographs may not be reproduced, distributed, or otherwise commercially exploited.
  • The Museum reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises.

If you have any questions concerning these guidelines, please contact a Museum staff member.

Tours Public/Private

  • Public guided tours of the Museum are conducted daily without advance reservation for groups of less than 10 people at the following times:
    • Wednesday through Saturday: 10:30am, 1pm, and 3pm; and
    • Sunday: 1pm and 3pm.

Private guided tours of the Museum are available for groups of 10 or more with advance reservation with the Museum staff. Group tour participants of 10 or more enjoy a discounted admission fee of $3.00 and personalized tour planning assistance. Tour Escorts and Drivers are free.

For additional information or to make a group tour reservation, please call James Asselstine, Director, or Kurt Reed, Curator, at (570) 253-0220.