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Lancaster PA Historic Sites

Lancaster County, PA 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 for us today through numerous historical sites and museums. Have fun exploring!

Lancaster County, PA Historic Sites, Landmarks, and Museums

1719 Hans Herr House & Museum

1849 Hans Herr Drive,   Willow Street, PA 17584,  717-464-4438

Tour the oldest homestead in Lancaster County. See what everyday living was like 300 years ago in the oldest original Mennonite meetinghouse in the Western Hemisphere. This museum complex includes several farmhouses and outbuildings, a Native American dwelling, and a farm equipment collection spanning three centuries. And blacksmithing classes are available!   Visit website

Biblical Tabernacle

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

Go way back in time and tour a full-size reproduction of Moses' Tabernacle in the Wilderness. This replica is designed from Biblical descriptions in the book of Exodus. Your guide will explain the history and spiritual significance of this dwelling place of God among his people. Visit website

Historic Rock Ford

881 Rockford Road,  Lancaster, PA 17603,  717-392-7223

Rock Ford is the preserved 18th Century home of Edward Hand, Adjutant General to George Washington during the American Revolution. Visitors will learn about Edward Hand, his family and life at Rock Ford. The mansion’s elegant rooms are furnished with an outstanding collection of period furnishings and decorative arts.   Visit website