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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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.

Next-door Neighbors region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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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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102 North Market Street, Mt. Joy, PA 17552

(717) 653-2056

Fine and casual dining in an outdoor biergarten and in an historic brewery.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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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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2395 Covered Bridge Drive, Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 394-6185

Lancaster County’s original and longest running Amish Farmhouse tour. Learn more about the Old Order Amish. Afterwards, explore our farm – complete with over a dozen types of farm animals, a one-room Amish schoolhouse, and many other activities.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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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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120 East King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602-2832

(717) 299-9940

Six rotating exhibitions, tours of the restored 1700s home and painting studio of Lancaster's most famous resident and world-famous artist, Charles Demuth.

Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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1756 Nissley Road, Landisville, PA 17538

(717) 898-8822

Due to water damage, the Herr Family Homestead will be closed until further notice.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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119 North Duke Street, Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 397-4858

The most historic acre in Lancaster with revolutionary era churchyard and exquisite church interior.

Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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137 - 145 East Main Street, Lititz, PA 17543

(717) 627-4636

The Lititz Historical Foundation, including the Lititz Museum and the Johannes Mueller House, serves to preserve the Lititz community's rich history.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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23 North Market Street, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 735-6890

Welcome to a real historic treat, Lancaster Central Market. A farmers' market since the 1730's.

Downtown Lancaster 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 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.

River Hills region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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219 East Main Street, Lititz, PA 17543-2011

(717) 626-4354

Come twist your own pretzel!

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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514 Poplar Street, corner on 5th & Poplar Sts.; entrance on 5th St., Columbia, PA 17512

(717) 684-8261

Experience a fun and fascinating journey into the world of timekeeping, beautifully illustrated by more than 12,000 treasures of time.

River Hills 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.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579

(717) 687-8628

Discover the colorful history and dramatic technology of Pennsylvania's railroad industry.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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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.

River Hills region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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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.

Downtown Lancaster 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.

Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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