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. The possibilities are endless!

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

(717) 548-2679

Early home of pioneer steamship builder, artist, inventor and engineer.

River Hills 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.

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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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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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2209 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA 17602

(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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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.

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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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63 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033

(717) 534-3439

Where the story comes to life!

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300 Paradise Lane, Strasburg, PA 17579

(717) 687-8976

Extensive display of toy trains from the 1800's to today. Five operating layouts. Continuous train-related videos.

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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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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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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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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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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721 Landis Valley Road, 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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1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, PA 17103

(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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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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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.

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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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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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