Welcome to the Connellsville Canteen!

An Initiative of the Fayette County Cultural  Trust                                                   

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The Connellsville Canteen, the only museum in SW PA dedicated to WWII, will be taking reservations for private tours. Cost is $5.00 per person. The facility is also open for private events. If you would like to rent the Connellsville Canteen for a function please call 724-216-4518 if interested.

The Connellsville Canteen Museum was formed to keep the history of Fayette County resident’s alive, and showcase their sacrifices and contributions that played an essential part during WWII. Through this museum, we tell the story of why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today - so that all generations, whether they are from Fayette County or not, will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. The Connellsville Canteen is a place where you come to learn with your heart as well as your head. This is a place where you can feel America’s greatness through the stories and memorabilia of Fayette County’s finest resident’s whether they went off to war, or stayed behind contributing to the war effort.

Welcome to the Connellsville Canteen Cafe & Harry Clark's Indian Creek Valley Railroad Display!

Come and experience what it was like to live in the 1930's & 1940's during WWII!

The Museum and Cafe is Open by appointment only due to the CONARVIRUS.
Monday - Saturday  7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Please call 724-216-4518 to set up an appointment.  $5.00 per person for a tour.

Train Display is only running for appointments.

The Connellsville Canteen was featured on Travel Channels - Mysteries at the Museum.

This episode is listed as Season 18, Episode 2

"Heroine Hostess"

For more in-depth information on the 1936 TWA crash & it's hostess Nellie Granger please click on the photo to the left.

We would like to thank Travel Channels - Mysteries at the Museum for visiting Southwestern Pennsylvania, Fayette County and the Connellsville Canteen.

This is part of the TWA - Sun Chasers wing.  It was found by Isaac Newton Biddle McCarty about 100 feet from the crash site.  Isaac wrote all the names of those that perished on the wing.  This artifact was donated to the Connellsville Canteen on 20 August 2020.

TWA Ashtray & Light Cover


This TWA Ashtray and Light Cover were found at the 1936 Crash Site by Al Krull from the State Highway Police.  They were donated to the Connellsville Canteen by Ed Sukel on 11 September 2018.

Remembering John Woodruff - NBC 4 - Columbus, Ohio news anchor Colleen Marshall visited Connellsville and the Connellsville Canteen and did a segment on John Woodruff for Black History Month.

10 Great Places in Fayette County, Pennsylvania!

Connellsville Canteen

Coffee Shop
Stage Door Canteen

Connellsville Canteen Ladies

Honoring our WWII Canteen Ladies and Local WWII Veterans.

Harry Clark

Indian Creek Valley Railroad Display

"One of the best Scratch Built Railroad Displays You Will Ever See!"