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

 

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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226 Gap Road (Route 741 East)
Strasburg, PA 17579
717-687-7911

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Hands-On House Children’s Museum of Lancaster

Hands-on House features sights, sounds, and sensations of all kinds, designed to stimulate and educate. Through a kaleidoscope of hands-on activities we help children ages 2-10 and families learn by doing. Self-directed, interactive exhibits include Little Valley Farm and Farmers Market, STEM Lab, A-Mazing Airways, an outdoor Play Garden, and more!

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721 Landis Valley Road
Lancaster, PA 17601
717-569-5137

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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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881 Rockford Road
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-392-7223

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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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4977 Lincoln Hwy. East (Route 30)
Kinzers, PA 17535
717-442-4249

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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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301 Gap Road (Route 741 East)
Ronks (near Strasburg), PA 17572
866-725-9666

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The 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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2395 Covered Bridge Drive
Lancaster, PA 17602
717-394-6185

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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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465 Speedwell Forge Road
Lititz, PA 17543
717-626-4617

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

This is a must-do while visiting Strasburg. Take a guided tour of an 1840 Amish farmhouse and stroll throughout the scenic 12-acre grounds. Explore a one-room schoolhouse and mix and mingle with the Amish staff in the Smokehouse Market. Then, go on the backgrounds during a 90-minute Backroads Bus Tour.

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199 Hartman Bridge Rd. (Rt. 896)
Ronks (near Strasburg), PA 17572
717-687-8511

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Bible History Exhibits

Come see the greatest discoveries related to the Bible. See recreations of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Copper Scroll, the Silver Scrolls, Isaiah’s Seal impression, Pilate’s ring, the Shroud of Turin, and many other artifacts from Biblical times. Experience the Bible as never before! 

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2827 Lincoln Hwy East
Ronks, PA 17572
717-288-2279

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