Posted: 06/24/2024 | by Kara

See a Show at Sight & Sound Theatres

Sight & Sound Theatres provides a theatrical experience unlike any other. With larger-than life set designs, trained animals, and unmatched special effects, it’s no wonder that Sight & Sound attracts over 800,000 guests each year. Spend the weekend in Lancaster, PA, and take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Breakfast

Start off your visit with a taste of what Lancaster’s authentic agriculture has to offer at Speckled Hen Coffee. Speckled Hen Coffee offers a fresh, simple, and local menu, sourcing many ingredients from local farms and businesses.

Looking for traditional PA Dutch foods? Head to Dienner’s Country Restaurant for an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet of eggs, home fries, bacon, oatmeal, pastries, and more!

Explore the Surrounding Town

You’ve got some time before your afternoon show, so why not explore?

In its early days, Strasburg prospered as a stagecoach stop between Philadelphia and Lancaster. This charming town continues to build a train-centric reputation with its historic and renowned train attractions.

  • Enjoy Lancaster County’s scenic farmland as you take a ride on the Strasburg Rail Road, the oldest short-line in the U.S.
  • The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania aims to preserve railroads of the past and present that have served the Commonwealth of PA. Experience up close the collection of 100+ locomotives and train cars.
  • Spend some time observing the National Toy Train Museum’s world-class collection of toy trains (one of the largest collections in the world).
  • Perfect for kids and adults alike is the Choo Choo Barn’s custom model train display, complete with 150+ hand-built animated figures and 22 operating trains. Become a tourist in the miniature world of Traintown U.S.A.®

Although Strasburg is famous for its trains, there is plenty else to do! Hunt for bargains at one of Strasburg’s secondhand shops.

  • Strasburg Antique Market: With three floors of inventory ranging from vintage matchbox cars to antique automobiles (and everything in between!), there’s something for everyone at Strasburg Antique Market.
  • Old Mill Antique Store: Built on a family legacy of selling antiques and collectibles, Old Mill Antique Store has grown into a hub for furniture, collectibles, vintage memorabilia, and more!
  • Fashion Cents: Consistently recognized by local publications as the best consignment shop in Lancaster, Fashion Cents is a staple for clothing, home goods, and baby gear.

Immerse yourself in Amish culture at the Amish Village, just one mile down the road from Sight & Sound. Tour the on-site Amish homestead or take a bus tour along the backroads of Amish country.

Visit the Amish-owned Lil' Country Store & Miniature Horse Farm, located just outside of Strasburg. Schedule a one-hour horse workshop on the family farm, watch the little ones take a miniature horse ride, or drop by for the free miniature horse petting zoo.

Lunch

Enjoy a lunch of Amish cooking at Katie’s Kitchen, offering an extensive menu of classic PA Dutch cuisine.

Dine in Casey Jones’ Restaurant’s two original P-70 dining cars that once rode the rails of the Pennsylvania Railroad. As you enjoy your meal, watch the trains at the Strasburg Rail Road chug through picturesque PA Dutch farmland.

Sight & Sound

The moment you’ve been waiting for! Get to the theater a little early to snag a photo with Sight & Sound’s iconic lion and lamb statue. As you head through the doors, savor the smell of Sight & Sound’s signature freshly glazed almonds. Check in, find your seat, and enjoy the show!

Dinner

Grab dinner at the cozy Fireside Tavern. With options to eat in front of the fireplace or outdoors, the Fireside Tavern is the perfect eatery for any weather. Enjoy refined comfort food classics, and while you wait for the check, start planning your next trip to Lancaster, PA.

Where to Stay

Spend a refreshing night away at these lodging options, just minutes away from Sight & Sound.

The Strasburg Village Inn is perfect for history lovers! Stay in classically furnished rooms with modern amenities. With a minimum stay requirement of two nights, this inn is ideal for a weekend getaway.

Clean, quiet, and in the heart of Strasburg, The Carriage House at Strasburg is your perfect home away from home. If you need another reason to stay—guests receive a voucher for free breakfast across the street at Speckled Hen Coffee!

Choose from three lodging options on the scenic Hershey Farm Resort property. Unwind in the outdoor pool, befriend on-site farm animals, and enjoy 23 acres of walking trails.

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