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Museums in Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Lancaster County Museums

Lancaster County museums offer insight into every aspect of the culture in PA Dutch Country, from local art and the Amish community to natural science, trains and Lancaster history. Visit an underground railroad center, a PA German living history village, or the home of the 15th president of the United States. Check out museums comprised entirely of quilts, teddy bears and Christmas memorabilia - the possibilities are endless!

For more information on these Lancaster County museums and historic attractions, click the links below.


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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.

Amish Village

Amish Village

199 Hartman Bridge Road, Ronks (Strasburg), PA

(717) 687-8511

Experience today's Amish lifestyle with a guided farmhouse tour; then explore our 12-acre village grounds.

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.

Wright

Wright's Ferry Mansion

38 South Second Street, Columbia, PA

(717) 684-4325

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

Brandywine River Museum

Brandywine River Museum

U.S. Route 1, Chadds Ford, PA

(610) 388-2700

Just a short and scenic drive from Lancaster County, the Brandywine River Museum exhibits American art in a 19th century gristmill.

Cornwall Iron Furnace

Cornwall Iron Furnace

94 Rexmont Road, Cornwall, PA

(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.

Historic Schaefferstown

Historic Schaefferstown

Historic Schaefferstown Inc., 106 North Market Street, Schaefferstown, PA

(717) 949-2244

Experience life from an authentic Pennsylvania German point of view. See a history of timeless traditions.

Lititz Moravian Church Square Archives & Museum

Lititz Moravian Church Square Archives & Museum

8 Church Square, Lititz, PA

(717) 626-8515

Follow the Star to Historic Lititz Moravian Church Square.

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA

(717) 687-8628

Discover the colorful history and dramatic technology of Pennsylvania's railroad industry.

Amish Farm and House

Amish Farm and House

2395 Covered Bridge Drive, Lancaster, PA

(717) 394-6185

See a charming, Pennsylvania Dutch farm in operation, complete with farm animals and fowl. Learn about the Old Order Amish.

Bible History Exhibits

Bible History Exhibits

2827 Lincoln Highway East, PO Box 98, Ronks, PA

717-288-2279

Experience the Bible like never before! Be able to see and touch artifacts from the ancient world and better understand the context of the Biblical Stories.

Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue

Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue

63 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA

(717) 534-3439

Where the story comes to life!

Mascot Roller Mills and Ressler Family Home

Mascot Roller Mills and Ressler Family Home

Stumptown Road and Newport Road (Route 772), Southeast of Leola, Ronks, PA

(717) 656-7616

The Mascot Roller Mills and Ressler family home offer a window to early American milling, housekeeping, and family life.

American Military Edged Weaponry Museum

American Military Edged Weaponry Museum

3562 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse, PA

(717) 768-7185

More than 5,000 specimens span the broad spectrum of U.S. military history.

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.

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.

Hands-on House Children

Hands-on House Children's Museum

721 Landis Valley Road, adjacent to Landis Valley Museum, Lancaster, PA

(717) 569-5437

A children's museum dedicated to helping kids learn, and making sure they have lots of fun in the process. Playing and learning go hand-in-hand.

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.

Lancaster Science Factory

Lancaster Science Factory

454 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA

(717) 509-6363

Experience the hands-on, interactive learning experience of The Lancaster Science Factory, where children of all ages will discover that Science is FUN!

Ephrata Cloister

Ephrata Cloister

632 West Main Street, Ephrata, PA

(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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