Museums Things To Do in Lancaster, PA

Museums in Lancaster, PA

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. With all of the museums in Lancaster, the possibilities are endless!

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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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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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230 Locust Grove Rd., Bainbridge, PA 17502

(717) 426-3794

A Haldeman Mansion restored and renovated for new use as a community gathering place, local history and Native American museum and educational center.

River Hills 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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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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3300 Board Road, York, PA 17406

(717) 767-6481 (800) 358-9675

The Weightlifting Hall of Fame contains a diverse history of the strength sports, their evolution from mythology to early Olympic Games and from the 19th and 20th century amateur and professional strongmen to the current specialized sport of Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting and bodybuilding.

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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

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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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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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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.

Next-door Neighbors region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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454 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 509-6363

Experience hands-on, interactive learning at The Lancaster Science Factory - where children of all ages will discover that Science is FUN!

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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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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.

Next-door Neighbors region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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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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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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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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514 Poplar Street, 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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301 Linden Street, Columbia, PA 17512

(717) 684-0134 (844) 847-4884

Learn how our ice cream is made, invent and taste your own ice cream flavor in our NEW Taste Lab, star in your own commercial and get unlimited free samples of iced tea and ice cream!

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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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