Discover BUiLDiNG CHARACTER, Downtown Lancaster's largest shopping destination for vintage, recycled and handmade goods. BUiLDiNG CHARACTER is a fantastic collection of 70+ shops ~ at home in 10,000-square-feet of historic warehouses ~ in the heart of Downtown Lancaster's premiere shopping areas, the 300 Block of North Queen Street. It's a place where shoppers can spend hours perusing recycled brand name clothing and accessories, handmade jewelry and metalcraft, antiques and collectibles, and handmade greeting cards and ornaments by local craftspeople, most of whom employ green practices and recycling methods to create their inventory.

And save time to learn the craft of letterpress printing, which can be experienced through demonstrations Thursday through Sunday at the Heritage Press Museum located within BUiLDiNG CHARACTER.

We are open 7 days a week:

  • 10-6 Monday-Friday (EVERY 1st Friday until 8 p.m.)
  • 10-6 Saturday
  • 12-5 Sunday

FREE PARKING on Sundays at all street meters.


342 N Queen St, Rear Warehouses, Lancaster, PA 17603

  • PHONE: (717) 394-7201


  • Accessible
  • Mobile Payments Required
  • Family restroom(s) on-site
  • Service animals permitted
  • Stroller-friendly
  • Limited wheelchair access
  • Ramps available