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 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.

Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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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

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.

Downtown Lancaster 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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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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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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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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41 Walnut Street, Columbia, PA 17512

(717) 449-5607

Start your outdoor adventure in the Susquehanna Riverlands here at Columbia Crossing!

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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3562 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse, PA 17534

(717) 768-7185

More than 5,000 specimens span the broad spectrum of U.S. military history.

Amish & PA Dutch 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.

Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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2 West Main Street, New Freedom, PA 17349

(717) 942-2370

Northern Central Railway–Steam into History is an excursion railroad that offers an authentic experience where you can meet presidents and generals, experience the Wild West, enjoy beautiful countryside, and ride along the very rails that helped build and save our nation.

Next-door Neighbors region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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1 Hollinger Lane, Elizabethtown, PA 17022

(717) 902-9791

Stone Gables Estate is the perfect place to hold your “Events with a Purpose”, to horse-back ride or experience a guided group tour. Net profits support Brittany’s Hope, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to aiding abandoned children around the world.

Small Towns & Northern 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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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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1756 Nissley Road, Landisville, PA 17538

(717) 898-8822

Step back in time and experience Lancaster County farm life during the late 19th century.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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21 North 2nd Street, Columbia, PA 17512

717-684-2894

Located in the original English Evangelical Lutheran Church, Columbia Historic Preservation Society is a museum dedicated to the preservation of the river town, formerly known as Wright’s Ferry and now known as Columbia.

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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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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1940 Main Street, Narvon, PA 17555

(484) 797-5302

230 Locust Grove Rd., Bainbridge, PA 17502

(717) 426-3794

50 S. 1st Avenue, Coatesville, PA 19320

(610) 384-9282

1932 Robert Fulton Highway (Route 222), Quarryville, PA 17566

(717) 548-2679

1608 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 397-5353

8 Church Square, Lititz, PA 17543

(717) 626-8515

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