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

Award-winning local history museum and research center with exhibitions and tours of Wheatland, the mansion of 15th US President James Buchanan. Don’t miss checking this presidential home off your list!

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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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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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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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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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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. 

Small Towns & Northern 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.

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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.

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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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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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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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1706 Long level Road, Wrightsville, PA 17368

(717) 252-0229

Hike. Paddle. Discover. The Susquehanna Heritage Area.

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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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137 - 145 East Main Street, Lititz, PA 17543

(717) 627-4636

The Lititz Historical Foundation, including the Lititz Museum and the Johannes Mueller House, serves to preserve the Lititz community's rich history.

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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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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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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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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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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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230 Locust Grove Rd., Bainbridge, PA 17502

(717) 426-3794

50 S. 1st Avenue, Coatesville, PA 19320

(610) 384-9282

1932 Robert Fulton Highway (Route 222), Quarryville, PA 17566

(717) 548-2679

1608 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 397-5353

8 Church Square, Lititz, PA 17543

(717) 626-8515

1940 Main Street, Narvon, PA 17555

(484) 797-5302

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