Heritage Things To Do in Lancaster, PA

Lancaster County Heritage

Lancaster County's unique heritage and rich history is tucked into a variety of interactive attractions, from hands-on Amish homesteads and museums to restaurants, walking tours, theatres and more. You'll also find history lining the streets or our towns and villages, and spanning the countryside in the form of covered bridges. Learn a little about the culture of PA Dutch Country - and have fun while you're at it!  For more information on specific Lancaster County heritage attractions, click the links below.

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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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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.

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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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2 West Main Street, New Freedom, PA 17349

(717) 942-2370

Northern Central Railway–Steam into History is an excursion railroad that offers an authentic experience where you can meet presidents and generals, experience the Wild West, enjoy beautiful countryside, and ride along the very rails that helped build and save our nation.

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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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38 Penn Square, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 735-0823 (800) 072-3882

For nearly 275 years, people have come together in Lancaster City for entertainment, social, creative enrichment and great shopping and dining experiences.

Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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219 East Main Street, Lititz, PA 17543-2011

(717) 626-4354

Come twist your own pretzel!

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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Historic Zerchers Hotel, 11 Green Street, Christiana, PA 17509

(610) 593-5171

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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301 Gap Road, Route 741, Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572

(866) 725-9666

Celebrate the magic of the season aboard the Christmas Trains at Strasburg Rail Road | StrasburgRailRoad.com

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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210 S. Charlotte Street, Rear, Manheim, PA 17545

717-575-6099

Stiegel Glassworks 1976 principal mission is to preserve the heritage of Manheim Borough, founded by Henry William Stiegel, with a glass manufactory on S Charlotte Street, about 2 blocks from our present location. 

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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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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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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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400 College Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 358-3941

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

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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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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

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(717) 808-2941

Take a custom tour of authentic sites and hear stories associated with the Underground Railroad in Lancaster and South Central PA.

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41 Walnut Street, Columbia, PA 17512

(717) 449-5607

Start your outdoor adventure in the Susquehanna Riverlands here at Columbia Crossing!

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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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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.

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