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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230 Locust Grove Rd., Bainbridge, PA 17502

(717) 426-3794

A Haldeman Mansion restored and renovated for new use as a community gathering place, local history and Native American museum and educational center.

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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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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400 College Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 291-3941

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

Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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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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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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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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454 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 509-6363

Experience hands-on, interactive learning at The Lancaster Science Factory - where children of all ages will discover that Science is FUN!

Downtown Lancaster 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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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.

Next-door Neighbors 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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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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Stumptown Road and Newport Road (Route 772), 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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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.

Next-door Neighbors 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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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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136 Brown Street, Race Street Platform, Middletown, PA 17057

(877) 987-2469

Enjoy an 11-mile train ride along the Swatara Creek while learning the history of the area.

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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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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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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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