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A Day Downtown

Buckle up and get ready for a new adventure in a historic city!

While the classic horse & buggy rides and those irresistible whoopie pies tend to steal the spotlight, the history & vibrancy of Downtown Lancaster often go unexplored by groups visiting the area.

Uncover all that Downtown Lancaster has to offer as it is just a short 15-minute drive away from Amish Country.

Morning

Tour The Fulton Theatre | 12 N Prince St, Lancaster
Discover the secrets of the theatre!
Learn about the rich history of this landmark, the oldest working theatre in the United States. Fulton Theatre is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and one of only eight theatres in the United States recognized as a National Historic Landmark. The Fulton Theatre Company now brings Broadway-caliber performances to audiences of locals and visitors alike, adding to the vibrancy and culture of the downtown area.
Click here to book your tour.

Estimated Time: 1.5 hours.

Lunch

Southern Market Lancaster | 100 S. Queen Street, Lancaster
Foodies rejoice! Originally opened in 1888 as a food market, Southern Market relaunched in 2022 featuring a wide range of global cuisine by local chefs. The individual chef's stations surround the elegant, Bar 1888, which offers specialty cocktails, wine, and a rotating beer selection.
Vouchers for groups are available for purchase and are accepted by all of the food vendors. If this is of interest, please click here.

Estimated Time: 1-2 hours

The interior space of the Southern Market in Lancaster.

Another great option for groups that are looking for a more traditional setting is The Imperial.

The Imperial | 26 East Chestnut Street, Lancaster
The site where The Imperial and Holiday Inn now stands is the oldest continuously operating hotel site in the United States. Its warm, funky interior and spacious open-air terrace gives dining options all year round. A wide range of meals can serve any type of group, whether you're looking for Pennsylvania Dutch-style menus, buffets, a la carte menus, or boxed meals.
Click here to make your reservation.

Estimated Time: 1.5-2 hours

Afternoon

Shopping The 300 Block of North Queen Street | North Queen St, Lancaster
The 300 Block of North Queen Street and neighboring shops is an authentic local shopping experience comprising specialty shops, vintage stores, galleries, and distinctive dining in the heart of Historic Downtown Lancaster.
Shops and Experiences in this area include:

Click here to book a personalized shopping experience.

As part of your planning, please call or check the website & social media of these properties for their most current operational information.

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