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 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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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.

Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Downtown Lancaster explore the region

8 Church Square, Lititz, PA 17543

7176268515

Follow the Star to Historic Lititz Moravian Church Square.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Small Towns & Northern Countryside explore the region

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

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

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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1932 Robert Fulton Highway (Route 222), Fulton Township (7 miles south of Quaryville), 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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2827 Lincoln Highway East, PO Box 98, Ronks, PA 17572

717-288-2279

Experience the Bible like never before! Be able to see and touch artifacts from the ancient world and better understand the context of the Biblical Stories.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

514 Poplar Street, corner on 5th & Poplar Sts.; entrance on 5th St., 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.

River Hills 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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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

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

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

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

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

Small Towns & Northern Countryside explore the region

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.

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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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

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

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

Next-door Neighbors explore the region

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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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

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

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

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

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

Small Towns & Northern Countryside explore the region

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