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

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Tiny Town – Big Fun for Little People

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

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We’re Lancaster's newest indoor interactive play place 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!

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Fulton Theatre

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

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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.

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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.

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Lancaster ArtWalk

Lancaster City Art Galleries, Lancaster, PA

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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

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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, Fridays, and Saturdays from  6 am - 3 pm.     Learn More

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Lancaster Museum of Art

135 North Lime Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
717-299-9940

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The Lancaster Museum of Art supports local and regional artists with community-focused exhibitions and provides a facility for national traveling exhibitions. Established in 1965 by a group of artists and community leaders, the museum works to serve a diverse community and inspire a new generation of creatives. 

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Lancaster Virtual Reality Lounge

325 North Queen Street, Suite G04
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-208-7244

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Virtual reality at the Lancaster Virtual Reality Lounge is an amazing way to do something fun and different with friends, family, and coworkers. Defuse bombs, venture through escape rooms, or just have fun in our 50+ different VR experiences. Everything is possible when you hang out at the Lancaster VR Lounge.

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Thanks for Visiting Downtown Lancaster!

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.

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