Lancaster PA Museums

Lancaster County dates back to the 1700’s. In fact, at one point the city of Lancaster was the largest inland city in America. And it served as the nation’s capital for one day during the war of 1812.

There is a heritage of history and learning throughout the Pennsylvania Dutch Country that has been preserved through numerous museums and historical sites. Have fun exploring!


National Watch & Clock Museum

514 Poplar Street, Columbia, PA 17512, 717-684-8261

This fascinating museum will take you back through time as you explore the history of timekeeping devices. From early non-mechanical devices to today's atomic clocks. And over 12,000 items in this extensive collection, the largest horological collection in North America. Visit their website to learn more.

Hands-On House Children’s Museum of Lancaster

721 Landis Valley Road, Lancaster, PA 17601, 717-569-KIDS

There's so much to explore at the area's only museum where playing and learning go hand-in-hand. Not-for-profit museum features shared educational experiences that delight kids and parents alike. Self-directed exhibits for adults and children ages 2-10 to explore together. Exhibits include Marty's Machine Shop, E-I-E-I KNOW, Mostly Make-Believe, and more! Visit website

Biblical Tabernacle

Mennonite Information Center, 2209 Millstream Rd., Lancaster, PA 17602, 717-299-0954

A guided presentation of a full-scale replica of the Tabernacle will bring to life this Biblical story from thousands of years ago. Marvel at a wax figure of the high priest dressed in his beautiful and unique garments as your guide explains the details to you. Visit website

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