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Pennsylvania Dutch Country Visitors Center       501 Greenfield Road, Lancaster, PA 17601       717-299-8901       www.padutchcountry.com

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Heritage activities in Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Lancaster County Heritage

Lancaster County's unique heritage and rich history is tucked into a variety of interactive attractions, from hands-on Amish homesteads and museums to restaurants, walking tours, theatres and more. You'll also find history lining the streets or our towns and villages, and spanning the countryside in the form of covered bridges.

Learn a little about the culture of PA Dutch Country - and have fun while you're at it!  For more information on specific Lancaster County heritage attractions, click the links below.


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Saint James Episcopal Church

Saint James Episcopal Church

119 North Duke Street, Lancaster, PA

(717) 397-4858

The most historic acre in Lancaster with revolutionary era churchyard and exquisite church interior.

Steam Into History

Steam Into History

2 West Main Street, New Freedom, PA

(717) 881-9966

New for June 2013! Experience rail travel as it was during the Civil War!

Greystone Manor Victorian Inn

Greystone Manor Victorian Inn

2658 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand, PA

(717) 393-4233

Come stay in a 1845 award-winning Victorian inn in the heart of Amish Country, set atop a hill on two acres in Bird-in-Hand, PA.

Lititz Historical Foundation

Lititz Historical Foundation

137 - 145 East Main Street, Lititz, PA

(717) 627-4636

The Lititz Historical Foundation, including the Lititz Museum and the Johannes Mueller House, serves to preserve the Lititz community's rich history.

Lancaster City

Lancaster City

1-3 W. King Street, Lancaster, PA

(717) 735-0823

For nearly 275 years, people have come together in Lancaster City for entertainment, social, creative enrichment and great shopping and dining experiences.

Demuth Museum

Demuth Museum

120 East King Street (Rear), Lancaster, PA

(717) 299-9940

Six rotating exhibitions, tours of the restored 1700s home and painting studio of Lancaster's most famous resident and world-famous artist, Charles Demuth.

Bird-in-Hand Village Inn & Suites

Bird-in-Hand Village Inn & Suites

2695 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand, PA

(717) 768-1535

This historic Inn, built in 1734, offers uniquely decorated guest rooms complete with period furnishings.

Lancaster Central Market

Lancaster Central Market

23 North Market Street, Lancaster, PA

(717) 735-6890

Welcome to a real historic treat, Lancaster Central Market. A farmers' market since the 1730's.

President James Buchanan

President James Buchanan's Wheatland

230 North President Avenue, Lancaster, PA

(717) 392-4633

The historic house museum of the 15th President of the United States, James Buchanan, the only bachelor president and only one from Pennsylvania.

Amish Farm and House Countryside Tours

Amish Farm and House Countryside Tours

2395 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA

(717) 394-6185

Lancaster County's famous Countryside Tour welcomes you! Join us on our fun, interactive and personalized tours as we wander down less-traveled roads in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

National Watch & Clock Museum

National Watch & Clock Museum

514 Poplar Street, corner on 5th & Poplar Sts.; entrance on 5th St., Columbia, PA

(717) 684-8261

Experience a fun and fascinating journey into the world of timekeeping, beautifully illustrated by more than 12,000 treasures of time.

1786 The Limestone Inn

1786 The Limestone Inn

33 East Main Street, Strasburg, PA

(717) 687-8392

A bed and breakfast in a 200 year old house in the heart of historic Strasburg.

North Museum of Natural History and Science

North Museum of Natural History and Science

400 College Avenue, Lancaster, PA

(717) 291-3941

Generating excitement and curiosity about natural history, science and technology and offering something for everyone.

Robert Fulton Birthplace

Robert Fulton Birthplace

1932 Robert Fulton Highway (Route 222), Fulton Township (7 miles south of Quaryville), Quarryville, PA

(717) 548-2679

Early home of pioneer steamship builder, artist, inventor and engineer.

Rock Ford Plantation

Rock Ford Plantation

881 Rockford Road, Lancaster, PA

(717) 392-7223

The historic 18th century home of General Edward Hand remains an authentic example of refined country living.

Middletown and Hummelstown Railroad

Middletown and Hummelstown Railroad

136 Brown Street, Race Street Platform, Middletown, PA

(717) 944-4435

Enjoy an 11-mile train ride along the Swatara Creek while learning the history of the area.

LancasterHistory.org Lancaster County

LancasterHistory.org Lancaster County's Historical Society

230 North President Avenue, Lancaster, PA

717-392-4633

Our recently expanded facility offers an extensive research library and archives specializing in Lancaster County History and genealogy. Come see our galleries showcasing objects from our collections.

Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens

1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA

(610) 388-1000

Featuring the beauty of the seasons with acres of outdoor and indoor displays and fountains.

Amish Country Homestead at Plain & Fancy Farm

Amish Country Homestead at Plain & Fancy Farm

3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, Route 340 at Plain & Fancy Farm (between Bird-in-Hand & Intercourse), Bird-in-Hand, PA

(717) 768-3600

The Fisher family home is available for touring and a closer look at the lifestyle of the modern Amish.

Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

219 East Main Street, Lititz, PA

(717) 626-4354

Come twist your own pretzel!