Lancaster PA Museums

 

Lancaster County 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 through numerous museums and historical sites. Have fun exploring!

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Discover Lancaster’s History & Educational Opportunities

 

Rough & Tumble Engineers Historical Assoc., Inc.

Rough & Tumble Engineers Historical Assoc., Inc.

See in operation and display antique tractor pulls, threshing, steam traction and stationary steam engines, large gas engines and hit and miss engines, tractors, construction equipment, our blacksmith shop and sawmill.

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Strasburg Rail Road

Strasburg Rail Road

Steam through Amish country. Enjoy 45 minutes aboard a real steam train. Enjoy authentic trains and railroaders, shops, dining and other fun extras at the historic East Strasburg Station. Check schedules and additional information at www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.   All Aboard!

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Amish Farm and House

Amish Farm and House

Learn about the Amish at our educational farm museum! We offer guided house tours through an old Amish farmhouse and bus tours through beautiful Amish country. Visit our Amish schoolhouse, pet our animals and ride on Amish scooters all on our 15-acre farm.

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Wolf Sanctuary of PA

Wolf Sanctuary of PA

Wolf Sanctuary of PA offers a lifelong safe haven for displaced wolves and wolf-dogs.  The sanctuary provides quality care and enrichment for the wolves, and has grown into an educational facility, offering guided tours to provide education about wolf conservation and biology.  Visit their website for more information.

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Amish Village: Tour an Amish House, School, and Village

Amish Village: Tour an Amish House, School, and Village

A must-do while visiting Strasburg. Take a guided tour of an 1840 Amish farmhouse and barnyard then relax with a picnic on our 12-acre grounds. Explore a one-room schoolhouse and mingle with the Amish staff in the Smokehouse Market. Tour the countryside during a 90-minute Backroads Bus Tour.

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Choo Choo Barn – Traintown U.S.A.

Choo Choo Barn – Traintown U.S.A.

Gigantic model train layout! Our 1,700 square foot train display is home to over 150 hand-created, animated figures and 22 operating model trains. Family-owned since 1961, this work of art is fun for all ages! We are much more than “just trains”! Open daily, Mid-March - December.

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Hands-On House Children’s Museum of Lancaster

Hands-On House Children’s Museum of Lancaster

There’s so much to explore at Hands-on House, where learning and play go hand-in-hand. We feature interactive educational experiences that delights kids 10 and under and their grownups alike! Exhibits include Little Valley Farm and Farmers Market, STEM Lab, Engineering and Construction Zone, outdoor maze and play garden.

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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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National Christmas Center at Stone Gables Estate

National Christmas Center at Stone Gables Estate

Santa arrives the day after Thanksgiving and visits Thursdays - Sundays through December 24th. Life-sized indoor exhibits capture the magic of Christmas memories, history, and traditions: Woolworth's 5&10, walk-through animated storybook village, "Journey to Bethlehem", Christmas around the World, and more! Gift shops on-site. Seating available throughout.

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