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Lancaster City Guide: The Top Things to Do in Lancaster, PA

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If you haven’t had the chance to visit Lancaster County yet, I couldn’t fault you for thinking that the only things to do in Lancaster, PA involve the Amish. For decades, the plain community and their traditional ways have put this agricultural region of Pennsylvania on the map.

While thousands of tourists continue to flock to Lancaster to learn more about the Amish community , visitors are starting to take notice of the growing arts, culinary, cultural, and downtown scenes in this small but rich region.

Agricultural excellence has created an abundance of farm fresh ingredients for local restaurants and cafes to choose from. The celebration of unique and fine arts has led to an explosion of downtown galleries and theaters in Lancaster, PA. Lancaster’s historical significance makes for beautiful agriculture and various museums.

As Amish farms border Lancaster hotels, a drive through this diverse region will reveal the many things to see, taste, and explore in Lancaster City and beyond. In fact, one of the best ways to experience Amish Country is to drive down some back roads, explore the beautiful farmland, and pass an Amish buggy or two.

Then, head into the more urban areas for surprisingly authentic ethnic food, high-class arts, and other unique cultural attractions.

If you’re considering a trip to Amish County, check out our guide to Lancaster, PA to determine what to do in and around the city that will allow you to truly experience all this region has to offer. Below you will find our tips for eating, sleeping, and other things to do in Lancaster, PA. Scroll to see all of our suggestions or click the links below to jump to an area of the page.

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Wheatland Just outside the Lancaster City limits sits Wheatland, the stately home of James Buchanan that has largely been preserved since the former president and Pennsylvania native resided there.

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania With over 100 pieces from 18 different Pennsylvania railroad companies, this Strasburg museum’s restored displays make for an exquisite and educational reflection of train travel.

Covered Bridges  As the home to 29 covered bridges, you can explore Lancaster County by traveling from the northeastern bridges , to the northwestern bridges , to the southwestern bridges .

American Military Edged Weaponry Museum This top-notch but unassuming museum showcases American military history and how it has evolved over the years in a unique way through edged weaponry.

National Watch and Clock Museum The largest watch and clock museum in North America boasts an impressive collection of historical timepieces, many of which were made in and around Lancaster County.

Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery Gain a new appreciation for pretzel making, become an official pretzel twister, and enjoy a fresh hot pretzel at this old-fashioned bakery.

Cultural Attractions

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Demuth Museum Renowned modernist painter Charles Demuth’s Lancaster City birth home now serves as a nationally respected museum that celebrates the legacy of the influential Demuth family.

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire Be transported into a world of 16th-century noblemen and Renaissance-era minstrels through spirited performances which can entertain visitors of all ages.

Gallery Row Downtown Lancaster’s growing art scene celebrates the unique talents of local artists and brings world-class fine art to the agricultural region.

Sight and Sound Experience Broadway-quality productions as this local stage brings the Bible to life with live animals, flying angels, and other breathtaking effects.

Ephrata Cloister One of colonial America’s most unusual religious societies offers a glimpse into early Pennsylvania and a reminder not to take our religious freedoms for granted.

Amish Village Learn more about the unique Amish community in the middle of Pennsylvania Dutch Country with back-road bus tours and an authentic farmhouse.

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White Cliffs of Conoy Large white mountains, the byproduct of a once-local limestone quarry, now make for a unique and easily accessible sight along the Susquehanna River.

Tucquan Glen The naturally interesting and customizable trails make this nature preserve one of the most popular destinations in the county for outdoor enthusiasts.

The Pinnacl e This overlook is located only a short walk from a parking area and provides commanding views of the Susquehanna River.

Wolf Sanctuary of PA Get up close and personal with multiple wolf packs while gaining an amazing amount of information about these powerful animals.

Chickies Rock This overlook is only a short walk from the parking area and offers impressive views of the Susquehanna River, as well as several neighboring counties. Mill Creek Falls Just across the Susquehanna River in York County lies an impressive 20-foot waterfall, along with much history and adventure in the surrounding area.

See our full archives of things to do in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

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Roburritos  For burritos that are as large as they are delicious and for an array of flavorful hot sauces, grab a seat at this unique eatery.

La Cocina Restaurant  This Dominican restaurant brings authentic Latin American cuisine to downtown Lancaster with passion, affordability, and a ready smile.

Silantra  Experience the freshness of Lancaster’s produce through an Asian flare with scallion pancake wraps, rice bowls, and as many toppings as you desire.

Issei Noodle From ramen to pho to tofu to spring rolls, get a taste of the flavors around the Asian-Pacific rim in the middle of Amish County.

Rachel’s Cafe and Creperie  With sweet and savory options, like Fresh Berry Cheesecake and Thai Chicken, this cafe gives French cuisine a tasty American twist.

Souvlaki Boys  The Boys from Greece serve classic street food like gyros, spanakopita, tzatziki, and baklava with fresh ingredients prepared from scratch.

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Himalayan Curry and Grill This Nepalese restaurant is well known around Lancaster and is always packed with patrons thanks to its traditional cuisine and passionate owners.

Old San Juan Inspired by the Puerto Rican city with the same name, this Latin American restaurant presents classic cuisine such as guacamole, bistec, and tres leches cake in an elegant fashion.

Pressroom  From mainstay salads and pizzas to inventive fries and burgers, this restaurant and bar can appeal to a variety of tastes.

Horse Inn  Ever since 1920, this restaurant’s dedication to its craft and to Lancaster County come through in its modern take on retro charm.

Callaloo Trinidadian Kitchen  The flavors of Trinidad come to Lancaster through creative fusions of fruits, spices, and meats at this new downtown eatery.

Cork & Cap Restaurant Enjoy Pennsylvania Dutch comfort food with a contemporary twist through fresh soups, salads, seafood, and other meats in the historic Cork Factory Hotel.

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The Belvedere Inn  Dig into seasonal lunch, dinner, and dessert dishes at an elegant dining atmosphere in the midst of Lancaster’s artistic Gallery Row.

Luca  Experience the culinary traditions and charm of Italy with thoughtfully crafted pizza, pasta, and other classic Italian dishes at this wood-burning Italian kitchen.

Ma(i)son This self-described urban cookery’s simple menu of local meats and produce reflects its respectful approach to Lancaster County’s best ingredients.

Carr’s Restaurant  With plates such as applewood bacon BLTs, wild mushroom ravioli, and lamb meatballs, this Lancaster-based culinary destination infuses elegance into all its menu offerings.

John J. Jeffries  By prioritizing local, organic products, this restaurant features farm fresh plates based on the season in the Lancaster Arts Hotel’s fine dining environment.

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Lancaster Sweet Shoppe The locally crafted chocolate from Groff’s Candies, ice cream from Pine View Dairy, and stroopies made on site at this dessert destination can satisfy any sweet tooth.

Penny’s Ice Cream  Catch the pastel-colored ice cream truck or stop by the downtown storefront for a taste of what this family owned and operated ice cream shop has to offer.

La Dolce Vita Courthouse Bakery  Step into another world and the appetizing aromas at this Italian-style bakery featuring freshly crafted cakes, breads, sandwiches, and espresso.

Lancaster Cupcake  After earning second place in the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, this quickly expanding bakery produces specialty cupcakes to reflect the season and local ingredients.

Beiler’s Donuts  No matter if you’re craving Boston creme pie, apple fritters, to maple bacon, this bakery has you covered with both classic and unique donut flavors.

Rolled Cold Creamery  This creamery brings the rolled ice cream trend to Pennsylvania Dutch Country with delicious flavors crafted through a meticulous process. Maplehofe Dairy  At this small town dairy which doubles as an ice cream destination, the ice cream is delicious, but the impressive serving sizes are even better.

Coffee Shops

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Passenger Coffee  This minimalistic cafe space is the humble storefront of a people and planet-focused specialty coffee company that supplies coffee along the east coast.

Cafe One Eight White brick and wood details complement substantial cafe fare and diverse beverage options for an aesthetic and delicious cafe experience.

Mean Cup With a variety of hot and cold coffee and tea offerings, this industrial cafe knows its strengths and strives to perfect them in a high-energy environment.

Speckled Hen Coffee This spacious cafe space in Strasburg features an array of delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner options to pair well with its specialty beverages.

Cafe di Vetro  Second-story loft seating, plush couches, hearty food options, and Italian-style beverages make this coffee shop one of the many unique cafes in Lancaster City.

The Daily Grind Quarryville This Quarryville cafe takes local to a whole new level with flowers from neighboring Amish farms, milk from the small town dairy, and homemade baked goods.

See our full list of the best Lancaster coffee shops .

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Wacker Brewing Company  Since the company opened in 2014 under the same name as one of Lancaster’s historic breweries, the destination has offered good beer, tasty food, and an inviting taproom.

Lancaster Brewing Company This Lancaster-based brewing company strives to represent the county’s quality ingredients, artisan craftsmanship, and skillful creativity in its food and drinks.

Spring House Brewing  By approaching its product as more of an art than a science, this brewery fits right into the burgeoning beer scene in downtown Lancaster.

Nissley Vineyard Located on 300 acres of rich Lancaster County soil, this vineyard and winery produces 30 wines that range from dry to very sweet.

Waltz Vineyard This six-generation family farm still hand picks its carefully grown grapes and takes advantage of local contractors to maintain its modern winemaking technology. Thistle Finch Distillery  Take a step back in time and learn more about the process of distilling with a drink in hand at this rustic yet elegant destination in downtown Lancaster.

See our full list of the best Lancaster breweries .

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Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square $$$ This elegant hotel helps sits in the very center of Lancaster City and is a historic destination even for those who are not spending the night.

Lancaster Arts Hotel $$$ This tobacco warehouse turned hotel features original works of art from local creators and a farm-fresh dining experience at its on-site restaurant, John J. Jeffries.

Cork Factory Hotel  $$ The brick walls and wood ceilings of historic cork and glass companies have been preserved for this renovated hotel, event venue, and restaurant.

Fulton Steamboat Inn  $$ Stay aboard a steamboat without ever leaving land at this unique Lancaster hotel, which is also a short drive away from rural and historic Strasburg.

Tru by Hilton Lancaster East  $$ This new establishment reimagines hotels in Lancaster, PA with bright colors and innovative accommodations in the hopes of creating a young and energetic, yet relaxing and comfortable experience.

Quality Inn  $ Located among various Lancaster attractions and famous Lancaster, PA outlets, this hotel’s direct highway accessibility allows for easy travel in any direction.

You can also check out places to stay in Lancaster on AirBnB.

Itineraries

Guide to Lancaster, PA: Itineraries

Lancaster Without the Amish Use this two-day itinerary to explore the best of Lancaster County’s arts, culture, and food. There’s a lot more to the city and county than just the Amish.

Visiting the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia One of the biggest cities on the east coast is only about a 1.5 hour drive away from Lancaster County. As one of the primary settings for the birthplace of the United States, Philadelphia contains amazing history, such as Christ Church ,  Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell , alongside modern attractions like the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the  Philadelphia Zoo .

Gettysburg A little over an hour to the west of Lancaster lies another location steeped in American history. In a town best known for the Gettysburg Battlefield , sites such as the Seminary Ridge Museum and Gettysburg Museum of the Civil War provide background on the war and that time period. But the town also contains other great historical sites such as the Gettysburg Dime Museum and a delicious food tour .

Hershey In just over a half hour, you can arrive at one of the sweetest places on earth. Hershey’s Chocolate World and Hersheypark  offer tasty treats and exhilarating rides, while sites such as Hershey Gardens , Cocoa Kayaks , and Troegs Brewery can give you an alternative taste of Chocolate Town USA. The nearby capital of Harrisburg also contains many things to see and do.

Kennett Square The beautiful Longwood Gardens is worth the hour-long trip to Kennett Square in and of itself. But the mushroom capital of the world and the surrounding Chester County also offer the surprisingly interesting Antique Ice Tool Museum , unique  Nottingham Serpentine Barrens , and educational  American Helicopter Museum .

Reading The hustle and bustle of the fifth largest city in Pennsylvania is less than an hour away from Lancaster County. Reading contains a little bit of everything for just about everyone, with aviation history at the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum , delicious food and brews at Chatty Monks Brewing , the Japanese-style Reading Pagoda , and the unexpectedly artful Reading Public Museum .

York Just across the Susquehanna River sits York, a county with a rich agricultural and manufacturing past. Learn about the production of everything from motorcycles at the Harley Davidson Factory and soaps at the  Sunrise Soap Company , to violins at Bluett Bros. Violins  and  snack foods.

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April 21, 2023 10 Reasons to Visit Lancaster City This Summer

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Lancaster City, Pennsylvania is a charming and historic destination that offers visitors a unique blend of traditional and modern attractions. Here are 10 reasons to visit Lancaster City.

The Welcome Center

Lancaster City Welcome Center is a great starting point for anyone visiting the area. Built in the late 1700’s, the Welcome Center was once the Old City Hall. The center provides free maps and brochures highlighting the attractions and things to do in Lancaster City and the surrounding area. The staff at the center are knowledgeable about the area and can answer questions about local attractions, events, and more. The center has an art gallery and gift shop offering a variety of souvenirs, including t-shirts, mugs, and handmade items featuring local artists.

Unique Shopping

Shopping in downtown can be a great experience for visitors and locals alike. There are plenty of shops and boutiques to explore, ranging from vintage to hand-crafted items. Check out the 300 block of North Queen Street, where you can find many of our local shops.

Historic Downtown

The city’s downtown area is filled with preserved historical buildings, quaint shops, and restaurants serving local and global flavors. Explore historic attractions and learn about the city’s history on a Historic Lancaster Walking Tour . Walking tours can be booked inside the Welcome Center.

Lancaster Central Market & Southern Market

The Central Market is a bustling indoor market which happens to be the oldest continuously operating farmers market in the US. With 60+ vendors they offer a wide variety of fresh produce, meats, baked goods, and ready to eat foods.

Built as a farmers’ market in 1888, Southern Market is now a food hall that houses 10 local vendors that serve up their own specialty fare, including local, regional, and international.

Art Galleries

The city is home to a vibrant arts scene, with numerous galleries showcasing the works of local and national artists. Explore Gallery Row , a block dedicated to local galleries.

Visit Lancaster History and see President James Buchanan’s home and learn about abolitionist and Congressman Thaddeus Stevens. There are hands-on museums for children such as the North Museum of Nature and Science and the Lancaster Science Factory . For local art and history, check out the Demuth Museum . Our city’s newest edition, Lancaster Medical Heritage Museum , showcases exhibits on Lancaster County’s medical history.

Parks and Gardens

The city has a variety of parks and gardens, including Buchanan Park which offers natural scenery and recreational opportunities. There is also the Demuth Garden which served as an inspiration to artist and Lancastrian, Charles Demuth.

Performing Arts

Lancaster City has a thriving performing arts scene, with the Fulton Theatre as the oldest continuously operating theatre in the country and performing art centers that showcase local talent such as the Ware Center .

Breweries and Distilleries

The city has a growing craft beer and spirits industry, with several breweries and distilleries offering tours and tastings.

Events and Festivals

Lancaster City hosts numerous events and festivals throughout the year, including Celebrate Lancaster, the Mayor’s Tree Lighting and New Years Eve Red Rose Drop. There are also cultural celebrations throughout the year including the Hispanic Heritage Festival. At our festivals, music performances, food trucks and vendors line the streets for family fun to be had by all.

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One good way to begin your visit to Lancaster County and the Pennsylvania Dutch Country is to stop by a local visitor center.  Here you can pick up free maps and visitor guides, local brochures, and other tourism publications to help you learn about attractions and things to do throughout the Lancaster area.  You’ll also be able to find information on local restaurants as well as Lancaster accommodations (in case you haven’t already booked a place to stay). Friendly staff members are always willing to answer questions and show you where you are on a map and how to get to the next destination on your itinerary. They’ll also have information on Lancaster events , festivals, and any other items that may be of interest to you. Our Lancaster visitor centers are here for you. Take advantage of these resource centers and personnel while you are in town. They are here to help you better enjoy your visit.

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Things to do in Lancaster.

Lancaster is unrivalled in the region for the choice of things to do, whatever the weather, night or day. Explore the city’s many attractions all within close walking distance of each other.

Lancaster boasts a fantastic collection of things to see and do.

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    The City Of Lancaster Pennsylvania. Rich in heritage, history, and culture, the city of Lancaster has something for everyone. Our small-town, bustling city atmosphere offers exceptional dining, diverse shopping, and noteworthy historical landmarks. See all there is to do.

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    LANCASTER PENNSYLVANIA CITY A HISTORY OF WELCOME Est. 1742 MAP & GUIDE THE OF As one of the oldest inland cities in the United States, Lancaster City is rich with history and unique architecture. Established in 1742, the City is home to a diverse population of 60,000 and covers seven square miles. Lancaster City is a bustling small city in the ...

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    38 Penn Square Lancaster, PA 17603 (717) 517-5718. www.visitlancastercity.com. Hours: January 1 - March 31 Tuesday: 10am - 4pm Friday: 10am - 4pm

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    Lancaster was the Largest Inland Town in America. Lancaster was named after Lancashire, England, and its symbol is the red rose, from the house of Lancashire. In the period from the 1760's through the early 1800's, this was the largest inland town in America, and it was larger than most inland English cities as well.

  7. Downtown Lancaster City, PA Things To Do

    Lancaster Central Market. In downtown Lancaster is the country's oldest continually operated public farmers' market - since 1730. Over 60 local standholders offer fresh baked goods, produce, meat, cheeses, beverages, soup, salads, sandwiches, ice cream, crafts, and more. This gathering place is open Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 6 ...

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    Covered Bridges As the home to 29 covered bridges, you can explore Lancaster County by traveling from the northeastern bridges, to the northwestern bridges, to the southwestern bridges. American Military Edged Weaponry Museum This top-notch but unassuming museum showcases American military history and how it has evolved over the years in a ...

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    Whether you're still in the planning phase or looking for some quick ideas for spending the day in Lancaster, these resources will help. Get inspired by top seasonal events, trip ideas, and our visitor guide.Plan your visit with driving directions, parking, and transportation information, and save with the latest travel deals.

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    There are lots of things to do in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Create priceless memories of the expected - farmlands, family style feasts and the Amish. But also the unexpected - city life, exquisite cuisine and contemporary art. Lancaster, PA offers wide open spaces and a peaceful change of pace for visitors needing a tranquil getaway.

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    You'll see popular destinations such as Sight & Sound Theatre, Dutch Wonderland, and the Strasburg Rail Road, as well as hundreds of other unique attractions and things to do here. More than 8 million people visit Lancaster County each year (per the "Power of Lancaster County Tourism" 2016 report). Many begin by searching " Visit ...

  12. 10 Reasons to Visit Lancaster City This Summer

    Here are 10 reasons to visit Lancaster City. The Welcome Center. Lancaster City Welcome Center is a great starting point for anyone visiting the area. Built in the late 1700's, the Welcome Center was once the Old City Hall. The center provides free maps and brochures highlighting the attractions and things to do in Lancaster City and the ...

  13. Lancaster PA Visitor Centers

    Welcome to the Pennsylvania Dutch Country. One good way to begin your visit to Lancaster County and the Pennsylvania Dutch Country is to stop by a local visitor center. Here you can pick up free maps and visitor guides, local brochures, and other tourism publications to help you learn about attractions and things to do throughout the Lancaster ...

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    Visitor Information. The Wind in the Willows in Williamson Park. Local Events Calendar. Browse our events calendar for comprehensive listings across the district. Fall in love with Lancaster. Lancaster is our city. It's as vibrant as it is quirky with a captivating past and a cultured present. A creative city.

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    Whilst UKSPF funding has been secured in order to increase digital tourism information, the council ... Read More. Maps & Guides. Download free walking guides and maps to Lancaster. Read More. ... Lancaster City FC, formed in 1905, are the areas highest ranked ... Read More. Lancaster City Museum. Situated in the heart of this historic cultural ...

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    Whilst UKSPF funding has been secured in order to increase digital tourism information, the council has had to take the decision to close the physical offer provided by the Visitor Information Centres in Lancaster and Morecambe from September 9 2023. ... Lancaster city centre (boutique shopping, restaurants, cafes and pubs), The Dukes and The ...

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    Visit Lancaster City, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 21,414 likes · 288 talking about this · 683 were here. Official page of the City of Lancaster Office of Promotion (LOOP) and Lancaster City Welcome Center.

  18. All things to see and do in Lancaster

    Just over two hours from London and Edinburgh on the West Coast Line, Lancaster is well served by main line rail.The M6 motorway (The backbone of Britain) provides quick and convenient car travel to the length of the country. In just over an hour from Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds you could be exploring our beautiful City.

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    Just over two hours from London and Edinburgh on the West Coast Line, Lancaster is well served by main line rail.The M6 motorway (The backbone of Britain) provides quick and convenient car travel to the length of the country. In just over an hour from Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds you could be exploring our beautiful City.

  20. Lancaster City Welcome Initiative

    The Lancaster City Welcome Initiative is a grant-funded project and a formal process to build the city's first official tourism master plan. It is aimed at maximizing the tourism economy and increasing the economic potential of the city. This effort is a follow-on initiative directed by the Our Future Lancaster plan.

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    What's On. Litfest 2024. The countdown is on to Litfest, Lancaster's 45th Annual Literature Festival!This ... Local Events Calendar. Browse our events calendar for comprehensive listings across the district. Lancaster is unrivalled in the region for the choice of things to do. Explore the city's many attractions all within close walking ...