Heritage Things To Do in Lancaster, PA

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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1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, PA 17103

(717) 260-1861 (866) 258-4729

The National Civil War Museum is the first museum of its kind - a place where you can experience the multitude of human experiences that made up the Civil War.

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632 West Main Street, Ephrata, PA 17522

(717) 733-6600

One of America's earliest communal societies, best known for its original art and music and distinctive medieval Germanic architecture.

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94 Rexmont Road, Cornwall, PA 17016

(717) 272-9711

Heart of a vast industrial plantation for a century and a half, the Cornwall Iron Furnace is a landmark of Pennsylvania's iron and steel industry.

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1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348

(610) 388-1000 (800) 737-5500

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

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Historic Zerchers Hotel, 11 Green Street, Christiana, PA 17509

(610) 593-5340

This self-guided museum will allow you to trace the steps leading up to and following the Resistance at Christiana, also know as the Christiana Riot.

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23 North Market Street, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 735-6890

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

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1849 Hans Herr Drive, Willow Street, PA 17584

(717) 464-4438

Cross this threshold and experience colonial life as you enter the oldest residence in Lancaster County.

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230 North President Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603

(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.

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1932 Robert Fulton Highway (Route 222), Fulton Township (7 miles south of Quaryville), Quarryville, PA 17566

(717) 548-2679

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

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1756 Nissley Road, Landisville, PA 17538

(717) 898-8822

Due to water damage, the Herr Family Homestead will be closed until further notice.

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120 East King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602-2832

(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.

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3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, Route 340 at Plain & Fancy Farm (between Bird-in-Hand & Intercourse), Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505

(717) 768-8400

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

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5 West King Street, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 392-1776

A rewarding, invigorating experience the whole family will enjoy with things you can only see on foot and things you can only see downtown.

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102 North Market Street, Mt. Joy, PA 17552

(717) 653-2056

Fine and casual dining in an outdoor biergarten and in an historic brewery.

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2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 393-9745

A wonderful source for Pennsylvania German history, genealogy, and material culture. Includes museum exhibit, "Decorated and Plain: A Mennonite and Amish Sampler."

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2451 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster, PA 17601

(717) 569-0401

Largest Pennsylvania Dutch Living History Farm & Village in the country, interpreting German Heritage from 1740-1940, including tours and traditional craft demonstrations.

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137 - 145 East Main Street, Lititz, PA 17543

(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.

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38 South Second Street, Columbia, PA 17512

(717) 684-4325

Outstanding collection of early 18th-century Philadelphia furniture and English accessories predating 1750, in a 1738 stone house.

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136 Brown Street, Race Street Platform, Middletown, PA 17057

(717) 944-4435 (877) 987-2469

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

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301 Gap Road, Route 741, Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572

(717) 687-7522

Fun train ride through Amish Country. Enjoy shops, dining and activities at the station. All aboard!

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