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Downtown Lancaster City, PA Things To Do

Fun Things To Do in Downtown Lancaster, PA

You won’t be bored in downtown Lancaster! A walkable city filled with live theatres, art galleries, farmers markets, ice cream shops, a former President’s home, lots of history, museums, a VR lounge, minor league baseball team, interactive craft experiences, and more… there’s plenty of attractions for young and old!

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What is there to do in downtown Lancaster, PA? There’s history, shopping, fine art galleries, farm-to-table restaurants, live shows, places to go with kids, Central Market (USA’s oldest continually-operated public farmers’ market), parks, coffee shops, colleges, and so much more. Check out our detailed list of activities in Lancaster city »

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Fun Things to Do in Downtown Lancaster City

Prima Theatre – Fresh Theatrical Experiences

941 Wheatland Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603,  717-327-5124

Lancaster's home for fresh theatrical experiences.  This contemporary and intimate theater and music venue has it all with free parking, plush seating, state of the art technology, on-site bar, and invigorating performances. Visit Website

The Ware Center – Arts at Millersville University

42 North Prince Street,   Lancaster, PA 17603,   717-871-7018

Lancaster County’s Home for the Cultural Arts”, the Ware Center in downtown Lancaster is one of two performing arts centers at Millersville University. Each academic season showcases regional and global artists performing diverse music, dance concerts and plays, a Family Fun Series and the On Screen/In Person film series.   Visit website

Tiny Town – Big Fun for Little People

533 Janet Avenue, Lancaster, PA   17601, 717-947-7350

We’re Lancaster's newest indoor interactive playplace for children. Kids can explore nine luxury playhouses, slide down a firefighter pole, check an x-ray in our hospital, deliver mail, and more. Our environment stimulates children’s curiosity and creativity through play. Kids will go wild with imagination in 8,000 square feet of fun! Visit website

Fulton Theatre

12 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17608, 717-394-7133

The historic Fulton Theatre is the oldest continuously operating theater in America. Enjoy live theater productions, special performances, and the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra at this historic and elegant 160 year old theater in downtown Lancaster. Learn more

Lancaster ArtWalk

Lancaster City Art Galleries, Lancaster, PA

Presented each Spring and Fall, Lancaster ArtWalk is a self-guided tour of the many downtown galleries in Lancaster city. Discover special exhibitions, meet-the-artist events, children’s activities, and live demonstrations. This year Lancaster ArtWalk will take place May 2-3, 2020 and October 3-4, 2020.  Visit website

Lancaster Central Market

23 N. Market Street, Lancaster, PA 17603, 717-735-6890

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 and Fridays 6 am - 4 pm, and Saturdays 6 am - 2 pm. Learn more

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For attractions and points of interest just outside of town, see our Suburban Lancaster Directory.  Or, see our Towns Directory for other villages and towns throughout Lancaster County.