Museums Things To Do in Lancaster, PA

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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514 Poplar Street, corner on 5th & Poplar Sts.; entrance on 5th St., Columbia, PA 17512

(717) 684-8261

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

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161 Museum Drive, Hershey, PA 17033

(717) 566-7100

Explore Hershey's one of a kind interactive automobile experience guaranteed to educate and fascinate visitors of all ages! A world class automotive experience.

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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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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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2209 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 299-0954 (800) 858-8320

We provide authentic information on Amish and Mennonite faith and culture with maps and brochures of the area. Ask about our step-on-guide custom tours.

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2827 Lincoln Highway East, PO Box 98, Ronks, PA 17572

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.

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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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21 North 2nd Street, Columbia, PA 17512

717-684-2894

Located in the original English Evangelical Lutheran Church, Columbia Historic Preservation Society is a museum dedicated to the preservation of the river town, formerly known as Wright’s Ferry and now known as Columbia.

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U.S. Route 1, Chadds Ford, PA 19317

(610) 388-2700

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

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300 Paradise Lane, Strasburg, PA 17579

(717) 687-8976

Extensive display of toy trains from the 1800's to today. Five operating layouts. Continuous train-related videos.

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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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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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454 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17602

(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!

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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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63 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033

(717) 534-3439

Where the story comes to life!

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3427 Lincoln Highway East, Paradise, PA 17562

(717) 442-7950

Walk through amazing life-sized exhibits celebrating the history and traditions of the holiday, then enjoy our wonderful Gift Shop.

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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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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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300 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0024

(717) 787-4979

Four floors of exhibits about Pennsylvania's story from the beginning of time to the present.

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3300 Board Road, York, PA 17406

(717) 767-6481 (800) 358-9675

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