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

Thistle Finch Distillery

Thistle Finch Distillery

Visit thistle finch distilling, Lancaster oldest operating distillery in a historic tobacco warehouse. Creating a wide range of spirits using local ingredients since 2013. Also offering tours, a retail shop, event space and full restaurant & bar. For hours and tour openings visit thistlefinch.com

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Fulton Theatre

Fulton Theatre

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

Historic Rock Ford

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 ArtWalk

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. Look for these events every May and October.      Visit Website

Lancaster Central Market

Lancaster Central Market

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.

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Lancaster Museum of Art

Lancaster Museum of Art

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 Stormers Baseball Club

Lancaster Stormers Baseball Club

This summer come out to a game at Clipper Magazine Stadium, Ballpark Digest’s three-time Best Ballpark located in downtown Lancaster, PA and see the back-to-back Atlantic League Champions! Enjoy America’s favorite past time with your friends and family with fireworks, the Kreider Farms Kids Park, the Broken Bat Craft Beer Deck and more!

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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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