Lancaster City

Downtown Lancaster has it all, from historical buildings to fine dining; even international food. Downtown is the perfect contrast of modern life to the rustic allure of surrounding Amish country.

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10 Reasons to Visit Downtown Lancaster, PA

Downtown Lancaster is rich with history, shops, fine dining, and more.

The city is located in the heart of Lancaster County, and within its seven square miles. Downtown you can find a plethora of art, museums, historical landmarks, dining options, theaters, stores, and specialty shops. The city's charm is derived from its captivating stories, intricate architecture, and traditions that have been deeply rooted in its rich history.

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Explore our Creative Side

Whether you are a fine art admirer, a handmade goods collector, an antiques lover, a theater-goer, a music lover, or an edible art seeker, we have got you covered. From art galleries to museums, local shops, theatres and the symphony, delicious farmers markets and more, the whole family is sure to love walking the streets of Downtown Lancaster.

Lancaster Central Market

Lancaster Central Market is the nation’s oldest continuously-operating farmers’ market, offering fresh meats and produce since 1730. Today, housed in a magnificent 1889 Victorian gem, Market offers locals & visitors the opportunity to buy everything from fresh-from-the-farm meats and produce to locally made artisan cheeses, and desserts. Open every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.

A City Full of Great Events

Not only is Lancaster City filled with history, attractions, shops, and restaurants, it also plays host to highly-anticipated and well-attended events such as First Friday, Music Friday, Mayor’s Tree Lighting & Tuba Christmas, Celebrate Lancaster, Launch Music Festival, Craft Beer Fest, and more.

Coffee Shops and Cafes

Downtown Lancaster is home to Pennsylvania's best cup of coffee, according to Food & Wine, found at Passenger Coffee. When you're craving a cup of joe while in Downtown Lancaster, stop by Passenger or one of the other local favorite cafes that call the City home.

10 Reasons to Head Downtown

When you think of Lancaster County, you may picture lush, green farmland with horse and buggies trotting by, fresh produce, and a relaxing pace of life. While those things can be found here, there’s so much more to Lancaster. In the middle of the farmland sits Lancaster City, which some would describe as hip, cool, and up-and-coming.

Shop the Block

The 300 Block of North Queen Street is home to a quirky, eclectic selection of retro, antique and collectibles shops, brand-name fashions, a glass studio, art galleries, casual cafes and Downtown Lancaster's largest collection of indoor shops.

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