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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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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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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1 Hollinger Lane, Elizabethtown, PA 17022

(717) 902-9791

Stone Gables Estate is the perfect place to hold your “Events with a Purpose”, to horse-back ride or experience a guided group tour. Net profits support Brittany’s Hope, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to aiding abandoned children around the world.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside 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.

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120 East King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602-2832

(717) 299-9940

Six rotating exhibitions and tours of the restored 1700s home and painting studio of Lancaster's most famous resident and world-famous artist, Charles Demuth.

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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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102 North Market Street, Mt. Joy, PA 17552

(717) 653-2056

Fine and casual dining in an outdoor biergarten and historic brewery.

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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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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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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.

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

(866) 725-9666

Fun train ride through Amish Country. Enjoy shops, dining and activities at the station. All aboard!

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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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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38 Penn Square, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 392-1776

A rewarding, invigorating experience the whole family will enjoy with things you can only see on foot and things you can only see downtown.

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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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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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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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94 Rexmont Road, Cornwall, PA 17016

(717) 272-9711

Heart of a vast industrial plantation for a century and a half, the Cornwall Iron Furnace is a landmark of Pennsylvania's iron and steel industry.

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2395 Covered Bridge Drive, Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 459-0721

Lancaster County’s original and longest running Amish Farmhouse tour. Learn more about the Old Order Amish. Afterwards, explore our farm – complete with over a dozen types of farm animals, a one-room Amish schoolhouse, and many other activities.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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23 North Market Street, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 735-6890

Welcome to a real historic treat, Lancaster Central Market. A farmers' market since the 1730's.

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