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Arts & Cultural in Historic Lancaster City
The city is home to various art galleries, studios, museums and art educational facilities. Special gallery openings and artists receptions are held the first Friday of every month.
Lancaster Central Market Area in Historic Lancaster City
In the heart of downtown Lancaster you will find Lancaster Central Market, the country’s oldest continuously operating farmer’s market. You will also find museums, boutiques, gourmet shops and galleries along with some of the area’s finest restaurants, nightclubs and cozy pubs. Penn Square and Lancaster Square, which border downtown, are home to many special events throughout the year.
Open year round Tuesdays & Fridays 6 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturdays 6 a.m. - 2 p.m. Closed holidays.
300 Block of North Queen Street in Lancaster City
Home to a quirky, eclectic selection of antique stores, retro and collectible shops, glass studios, art galleries, and casual cafes. This restored shopping district is the site of an annual “Back to the Past” block party held every summer with dance contests, live music, food, and family fun.
Churchtowne in Historic Lancaster City
Bethel AME, founded in 1817, served as a station on the Underground Railroad as well as the center of spiritual renewal for free African-Americans who lived in the Lancaster community. Bethel is the site of "Living the Experience," a scheduled historical reenactment performance and traditional dinner.