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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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.

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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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210 S. Charlotte Street, Rear, Manheim, PA 17545

717-575-6099

Stiegel Glassworks 1976 principal mission is to preserve the heritage of Manheim Borough, founded by Henry William Stiegel, with a glass manufactory on S Charlotte Street, about 2 blocks from our present location. 

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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302 North Plum Street, Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 391-6258

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

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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 Pennsylvania German Heritage from 1740-1940, including tours and traditional craft demonstrations.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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230 North President Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603

717-392-4633

Award-winning local history museum and research center with exhibitions and tours of Wheatland, the mansion of 15th US President James Buchanan. Don’t miss checking this presidential home off your list!

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2395 Covered Bridge Drive, Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 459-0721

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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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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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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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 historic brewery.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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881 Rockford Road, Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 392-7223

The historic 18th century home of General Edward Hand remains an authentic example of refined country living.

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94 Rexmont Road, Cornwall, PA 17016

(717) 272-9711

Heart of a vast industrial plantation for a century and a half, the Cornwall Iron Furnace is a landmark of Pennsylvania's iron and steel industry.

Next-door Neighbors region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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301 Gap Road, Route 741, Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572

(866) 725-9666

Take a ride on America's oldest operating railroad at Strasburg Rail Road. | StrasburgRailRoad.com

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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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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1706 Long level Road, Wrightsville, PA 17368

(717) 252-0229

Hike. Paddle. Discover. The Susquehanna Heritage Area.

River Hills region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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514 Poplar Street, 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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1820 N. 4th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102

(717) 232-8915

Enter the 1899 Victorian Firehouse, Home of the Reily Hose Co. No. 10 and experience the sights and sounds of Firefighting History.

Next-door Neighbors 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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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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