Heritage Things To Do in Lancaster, PA

Lancaster County Heritage

Lancaster County's unique heritage and rich history is tucked into a variety of interactive attractions, from hands-on Amish homesteads and museums to restaurants, walking tours, theatres and more. You'll also find history lining the streets or our towns and villages, and spanning the countryside in the form of covered bridges. Learn a little about the culture of PA Dutch Country - and have fun while you're at it!  For more information on specific Lancaster County heritage attractions, click the links below.

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38 South Second Street, Columbia, PA 17512

(717) 684-4325

Outstanding collection of early 18th-century Philadelphia furniture and English accessories predating 1750, in a 1738 stone house.

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632 West Main Street, Ephrata, PA 17522

(717) 733-6600

One of America's earliest communal societies, best known for its original art and music and distinctive medieval Germanic architecture.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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136 Brown Street, Race Street Platform, Middletown, PA 17057

(717) 944-4435 (877) 987-2469

Enjoy an 11-mile train ride along the Swatara Creek while learning the history of the area.

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Historic Schaefferstown Inc., 106 North Market Street, Schaefferstown, PA 17088

(717) 949-2244

Experience life from an authentic Pennsylvania German point of view. See a history of timeless traditions.

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1849 Hans Herr Drive, Willow Street, PA 17584

(717) 464-4438

Cross this threshold and experience colonial life as you enter the oldest residence in Lancaster County.

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400 College Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 291-3941

Generating excitement and curiosity about natural history, science and technology and offering something for everyone.

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302 North Plum Street, corner of Walnut Street, Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 391-6258

Enjoy Lancaster’s freshest, handcrafted beers while dining in a working brewery.

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1932 Robert Fulton Highway (Route 222), Fulton Township (7 miles south of Quaryville), Quarryville, PA 17566

(717) 548-2679

Early home of pioneer steamship builder, artist, inventor and engineer.

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Historic Zerchers Hotel, 11 Green Street, Christiana, PA 17509

(610) 593-5340

This self-guided museum will allow you to trace the steps leading up to and following the Resistance at Christiana, also know as the Christiana Riot.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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8 Church Square, Lititz, PA 17543

7176268515

Follow the Star to Historic Lititz Moravian Church Square.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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2395 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 394-6185

Lancaster County's famous Countryside Tour welcomes you! Join us on our fun, interactive and personalized tours as we wander down less-traveled roads in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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2451 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster, PA 17601

(717) 569-0401

Largest Pennsylvania Dutch Living History Farm & Village in the country, interpreting German Heritage from 1740-1940, including tours and traditional craft demonstrations.

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230 North President Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603

717-392-4633

Our recently expanded facility offers an extensive research library and archives specializing in Lancaster County History and genealogy. Come see our galleries showcasing objects from our collections.

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230 North President Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 392-4633

The historic house museum of the 15th President of the United States, James Buchanan, the only bachelor president and only one from Pennsylvania.

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1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, PA 17103

(717) 260-1861 (866) 258-4729

The National Civil War Museum is the first museum of its kind - a place where you can experience the multitude of human experiences that made up the Civil War.

Next-door Neighbors region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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3427 Lincoln Highway East, Paradise, PA 17562

(717) 442-7950

Walk through amazing life-sized exhibits celebrating the history and traditions of the holiday, then enjoy our wonderful Gift Shop.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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38 Penn Square, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 735-0823 (800) 072-3882

For nearly 275 years, people have come together in Lancaster City for entertainment, social, creative enrichment and great shopping and dining experiences.

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3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, Route 340 at Plain & Fancy Farm (between Bird-in-Hand & Intercourse), Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505

(717) 768-8400

The Fisher family home is available for touring and a closer look at the lifestyle of the modern Amish.

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2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 393-9745

A wonderful source for Pennsylvania German history, genealogy, and material culture. Includes museum exhibit, "Decorated and Plain: A Mennonite and Amish Sampler."

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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38 Penn Square, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 392-1776

A rewarding, invigorating experience the whole family will enjoy with things you can only see on foot and things you can only see downtown.

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