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

Biblical Tabernacle

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

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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

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Historic Rock Ford is the 33 acre estate of Revolutionary War General Edward Hand. It offers guided tours of the circa 1794 Hand Mansion as well as the opportunity to visit the John J. Snyder, Jr. Gallery of Early Lancaster County Decorative Arts located in a re-constructed 18th century barn.     Visit Website

1719 Hans Herr House & Museum

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

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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

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