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  • 1. Amish Farm and Home

    4 out of 5 stars

    The difference between the Amish Farm (guided tour) in 1978 and revisited in 2006 was extremely little. There was the soft-spoken, stern-looking narrator in traditional clothing and beard (for the...

  • 2. Zip Line Awesomeness!

    Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center is the place to be this spring. We've never had so much fun in one day! The zipline canopy tour is amazing. With...

  • 3. visit Hersheys Candyland

    45 minutes from Lancaster is the town of Hershey where around the turn of the century Milton Heshey, a Mennonite, discovered how to mass produce chocolate. This...

  • 4. Names of towns that get you wondering....

    Bird in Hand - follow Route 340 for an exploration through Amish countryside - also visited the Bird in Hand on Route 340 on the corner of Maple Ave for local...

  • 5. Best Kept Secrets Tour

    If you do not know what to do in Lancaster this is a great idea. It is mostly shopping, and guys there are not many stores just for you on this tour. However,...

  • 6. Lancaster Barnstormers at Clipper Magazine Stadium

    When visiting Lancaster, my family and I caught a Lancaster Barnstormers game at Clipper Magazine Stadium and loved it. The Barnstormers are a minor league...

  • 7. Lancaster Barnstormers at Clipper Magazine Stadium

    When visiting Lancaster, my family and I caught a Lancaster Barnstormers game at Clipper Magazine Stadium and loved it. The Barnstormers are a minor league...

  • 8. Lititz PA

    Truthfully Litiz reminds me of what Lancaster used to be like before it became built up. We did spend some time only a few hours here on or last day. I wish we...

  • 9. Touring Harley Davidson plant in York

    By far the highlight of our trip was an afternoon spent touring the HD plant in York (about 15 minutes west on route 30). We had a guided tour of the actual...

  • 10. Central Market

    Be sure to visit Central Market! A great atmosphere. Homemade foods, fresh fruits, meats, and flowers-- for low prices. You'll want to take a cooler!...

  • 11. Renningers Antique and Farmers Market (Adamstown)

    Located on the Eastern edge of Lancaster County you will find Renningers-Adamstown Market. There are many independent shops and markets that stretch along Route...

  • 12. Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area

    Nice wildlife preserve located on the Lancaster-Lebanon County line. This is a nice place for relaxing and enjoying nature! There are a number of planned...

  • 13. Cornwall Iron Furnace

    One of the world's best-preserved historic iron making facilities, Cornwall Iron Furnace operated from 1742 to 1883. It was among the earliest iron furnaces in...

  • 14. Mount Hope Estate & Winery

    They have a great wine tasting room in the Victorian Mount Hope Mansion. Don't miss the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire's Professional Acting Company as they...

  • 15. Mt. Gretna Lake and Beach

    A nice family oriented Lake with a beach (an imported sand shoreline). Lifeguards on duty and a roped in area for none swimmers. Nice remote forested area to...

  • 16. World's Largest Chicken Barbecue

    Be part of the World's Largest Chicken Barbecue (certified by the Guinness Book of Records) on the third Saturday of May. 2003 will be the 50th anniversary of...

  • 17. Lancaster County's Best Kept Secrets Tour

    This is a go-on-your-own tour that happens for 16 days in April and October. The tour guides you to places like a dairy farm that has cheese making...

  • 18. Local farmer's markets and farm stands

    You can get a taste for locally grown and prepared food at the local farmer's markets and farm stands. You'll find the farm stands on major roads such as 322...


    Many colleges that sprang up in early America did so in combination with seminaries that were developed to provide theological training to prospective clergy....


    F&M is the 17th oldest college in the U.S. with slightly under 2000 students in attendance. Chartered in 1787 on the site of a former brewery in Lancaster, the...


    This was ‘home’ for James Buchanan, the 15th President of the U.S. and the only Pennsylvanian to ever hold that office. The home dates to 1828 and originally...


    James Buchanan’s grave is here at Woodward Hill. Woodward Hill and Lancaster Cemeteries meld together to for a regular necropolis on the south side of town....


    “I repose in this quiet and secluded spot,Not from any natural preference for solitudeBut, finding other Cemeteries limited to Race By Charter Rules,I have...

  • 24. Visit Amish Farmhouse / Museum

    We arrived at the farmhouse about 9 am and our group were allocated a guide to take us through each room of the farmhouse. The guide was excellent and explained...

  • 25. The Amish Experience - Amish Village

    Included in our tour was a visit to the Amish Village which is run on the lines of a theme park. You are ushered into a multi media theatre where you watch a 20...

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