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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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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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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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 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0024

(717) 787-4979

Four floors of exhibits about Pennsylvania's story from the beginning of time to the present.

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219 East Main Street, Lititz, PA 17543-2011

(717) 626-4354

Come twist your own pretzel!

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2209 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 299-0954 (800) 858-8320

We provide authentic information on Amish and Mennonite faith and culture with maps and brochures of the area. Ask about our step-on-guide custom tours.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside 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.

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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."

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400 College Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 358-3941

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

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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1940 Main Street, Narvon, PA 17555

(484) 797-5302

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

(717) 548-2679

1608 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 397-5353

230 Locust Grove Rd., Bainbridge, PA 17502

(717) 426-3794

50 S. 1st Avenue, Coatesville, PA 19320

(610) 384-9282

8 Church Square, Lititz, PA 17543

(717) 626-8515

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