You selection for breakfast is limitless at Lancaster Central Market, a farmers' market since the 1730's. Shop, eat, then shop some more. If you want a place to sit down, The Prince Street Café is just around the corner from the market.
Afterward, head just outside the city to President James Buchanan's Wheatland, a historic house museum of the 15th President of the United States. James Buchanan was the only bachelor president and the only one from Pennsylvania.
Next door to Wheatland is LancasterHistory.org, Lancaster County's Historical Society. Their recently expanded facility offers an extensive research library and archives specializing in Lancaster County History and genealogy. You must browse their galleries that showcase historical and unique objects.
Grab a bite to eat at Aussie and The Fox or Isaac's Downtown & The Pickle Bar which serves awesome grilled sandwiches, hearty soups, fresh green salads, and desserts.
After lunch, drive to the Rock Ford Plantation located in Lancaster County Central Park. This estate is the historic 18th century home of General Edward Hand, adjutant general to George Washington during the Revolutionary War, and remains an authentic example of refined country living.
Dinner at the Stockyard Inn cannot be missed. Located next to what was once Lancaster's Union Stock Yards, at one time the largest stockyard east of Chicago, the Stockyard Inn is a Lancaster County tradition of dining excellence. Built in 1750, the original inn was once owned by President James Buchanan.
For the night, drive through the city to The King’s Cottage, a 1913 Mission-style mansion also listed on the National Register.