Museums Things To Do in Lancaster, PA

Lancaster County Museums

Lancaster County museums offer insight into every aspect of the culture in PA Dutch Country, from local art and the Amish community to natural science, trains and Lancaster history. Visit an underground railroad center, a PA German living history village, or the home of the 15th president of the United States. Check out museums comprised entirely of quilts, teddy bears and Christmas memorabilia - the possibilities are endless!

For more information on these Lancaster County museums and historic 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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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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3300 Board Road, York, PA 17406

(717) 767-6481 (800) 358-9675

The Weightlifting Hall of Fame contains a diverse history of the strength sports, their evolution from mythology to early Olympic Games and from the 19th and 20th century amateur and professional strongmen to the current specialized sport of Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting and bodybuilding.

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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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U.S. Route 1, Chadds Ford, PA 19317

(610) 388-2700

Just a short and scenic drive from Lancaster County, the Brandywine River Museum exhibits American art in a 19th century gristmill.

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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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161 Museum Drive, Hershey, PA 17033

(717) 566-7100

Explore Hershey's one of a kind interactive automobile experience guaranteed to educate and fascinate visitors of all ages! A world class automotive experience.

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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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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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721 Landis Valley Road, adjacent to Landis Valley Museum, Lancaster, PA 17601

(717) 569-5437

A children's museum dedicated to helping kids learn, and making sure they have lots of fun in the process. Playing and learning go hand-in-hand.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside 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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199 Hartman Bridge Road, Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572

(717) 687-8511

Experience today's Amish lifestyle with a guided farmhouse tour; then explore our 12-acre village grounds.

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.

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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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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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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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2209 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA 17602

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

Presentation to explain the history, construction, and spiritual significance of this symbolic dwelling place for God. Only at the Mennonite Information Center.

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.

Downtown Lancaster 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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Stumptown Road and Newport Road (Route 772), Southeast of Leola, Ronks, PA 17572

(717) 656-7616

The Mascot Roller Mills and Ressler family home offer a window to early American milling, housekeeping, and family life.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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