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!

For more information on the historic attractions and museums in Lancaster, PA, click the links below.

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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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2209 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA 17602

(800) 858-8320

Presentation to explain the history, construction, and spiritual significance of this symbolic dwelling place for God. Only at the Mennonite Information Center.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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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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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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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.

Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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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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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!

River Hills 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!

Downtown Lancaster 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.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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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.

Next-door Neighbors 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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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.

River Hills 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.

Next-door Neighbors region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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2827 Lincoln Highway East, PO Box 98, Ronks, PA 17572

717-288-2279

Experience the Bible like never before! Be able to see and touch artifacts from the ancient world and better understand the context of the Biblical Stories.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325

(717) 338-1243 (866) 889-1243

The official start to your Gettysburg visit. See the Film “A New Birth of Freedom”. Experience the Gettysburg Cyclorama. Explore the Museum. Tour the Battlefield with a Licensed Guide. Join in Park Ranger programs. Visit our historic sites.

Next-door Neighbors 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.

Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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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

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

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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300 Paradise Lane, Strasburg, PA 17579

(717) 687-8976

Extensive collection of toy trains from mid 1800's to the present. Seven interactive operating layouts in different gauges to include a LEGO™ layout. Continuous toy train related videos.

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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