Historic Places
in or near Lancaster PA

Historic Places in Lancaster PA Historic Places
-in or near Lancaster PA

1852 Herr Family Homestead

1852 Herr Family Homestead
Things-To-Do, House-Tour
website | map it | (717) 898-8822 | 1756 Nissley Road, Landisville, Pennsylvania, 17538

An historic farm property in Landisville, the 1852 Herr Family Homestead is dedicated to preserving the rich agricultural history of the farm, which was part of a William Penn Land Grant, and which the Herr family worked for over 100 years.

American Military Edged Weaponry Museum

American Military Edged Weaponry Museum
Things-To-Do, Museum
map it | (717) 768-7185 | 3652 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse, Pennsylvania, 17534

One of this country's most comprehensive collections of U.S. military knives and artifacts used by the American servicemen. The knives range from pikes, swords, sabers, fencing bayonets, bowie, knuckle and trench knives. Also on display are a rocket, grease gun, flaregun, BAR & Thompson machine gun. Displayed throughout are military artifacts as well as items from the Spanish-American War, WWI, WWII, Korean War, Viet Nam and Desert Storm and recruiting and Savings Bond posters.

Biblical Tabernacle Reproduction

Biblical Tabernacle Reproduction
Things-To-Do, Museum
website | map it | (717) 299-0954 | 2209 Millstream Road, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17602

Who Are the Amish? A beautiful, entertaining, highly informative three-screen feature, now showing in our theater. Using original music, descriptive narration, and stunning photos, this presentation captures both the facts and the soul of our Amish neighbors. It is 30 minutes long, shows on the hour from 9 am to 4 pm, and is one of many ways you can learn about the Amish in Lancaster County!

Boehm's Chapel

Boehm's Chapel
Things-To-Do, House-Tour
website | map it | 717-872-4133 | 13 West Boehm's Road, Willow Street, Pennsylvania, 17603

The Chapel was built in 1791 and reconstructed in 1991. It is the oldest structure built for Methodist use in Pennsylvania, and fourth-oldest in America. For an interesting and unique historical experience in Lancaster County, visit Boehm's Chapel to learn about a site at which parishioners have sought to honor God for hundreds of years.

Bronze Statue of Abraham de Peyster

Bronze Statue of Abraham de Peyster
Public Art
website | map it | Buchanan & Race Avenue, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17603

This bronze sculpture of the gr gr gr grandfather of John Watts de Peyster, benefactor to Franklin and Marshall College, was originally located on the Bowling Green in New York City from 1895-1897.

Columbia Historic Preservation Society

Columbia Historic Preservation Society
Things-To-Do, Museum
website | map it | (717) 684-2894 | 21 North 2nd Street, Columbia, Pennsylvania, 17512

Located in the original English Evangelical Lutheran Church, Columbia Historic Preservation Society is dedicated to the preservation of the river town, formerly known as Wright’s Ferry and Shawana Town. Once considered as a possible site for locating our nation’s capitol, Columbia was once the gateway to the American West.

Conestoga Area Historical Society

Conestoga Area Historical Society
Things-To-Do, Museum, House-Tour
website | map it | 717-872-1699 | 51 Kendig Road, Conestoga, Pennsylvania, 17516

The museum and its mid 18th century Harnish House, Atkinson House and German Garden depict rural life in southwestern Lancaster County through architecture and displays of artifacts and grounds. Also, Conestoga wagon, Blacksmith Shop and local Native American exhibit.

Cornwall Iron Furnace

Cornwall Iron Furnace
Things-To-Do
website | map it | (717) 272-9711 | 94 Rexmont Road, Cornwall, Pennsylvania, 17016

Cornwall Furnace is indeed a unique survivor of the early American iron industry. Originally built by Peter Grubb in 1742, the furnace underwent extensive renovations in 1856-57 under its subsequent owners, the Coleman family, and closed in 1883. It is this mid-19th century ironmaking complex which survives today. At Cornwall, furnace, blast equipment, and related buildings still stand as they did over a century ago. Here visitors can explore the rambling Gothic Revival buildings where cannons, stoves, and pig iron were cast, and where men labored day and night to satisfy the furnace’s appetite for charcoal, limestone, and iron ore.

Cornwall Iron Furnace is part of a National Historic Landmark District by the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service. It has also been designated a National Historical Landmark by the American Society of Metals, and a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, citing Cornwall Furnace as “the only one of America’s hundreds of 19th century charcoal fueled blast furnaces to survive fully intact.”

Ephrata Cloister

Ephrata Cloister
Things-To-Do, Museum, Bucket
website | map it | (717) 733-6600 | 632 West Main Street, Ephrata, Pennsylvania, 17522

Ephrata Cloister was one of America’s earliest religious communities and is known for its fraktur, unique music, and printing. Ten 18th-century buildings remain.

Hans Herr House and Museum

Hans Herr House and Museum
Things-To-Do, Museum, House-Tour
website | map it | (717) 464-4438 | 1849 Hans Herr Drive, Willow Street, Pennsylvania, 17584

Oldest building in Lancaster County. Colonial period dwelling of the area's first Mennonite settlers, built in medieval Germanic style. Oldest Mennonite meeting house in America.

Historic Lancaster Walking Tour

Historic Lancaster Walking Tour
history, tour, Bucket, Things-To-Do
website | map it | (717) 392-1776 | 5 West King Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17603

Discover the history and beauty of our wonderful city guided by a
costumed interpreter. Visit over fifty locations that span over 250 years of
Lancaster history. Average tour is between one and two hours,
including an introductory DVD presentation of local history and major
sites.

Historic Rock Ford Plantation

history, Museum, Event Space, Bucket, House-Tour
website | map it | 7173927223 | 881 Rockford Road, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17602

Welcome to Rock Ford Plantation, the elegant 18th Century home of Revolutionary War general Edward Hand, Adjutant General of the Continental Army. Rock Ford is a unique example of architectural survival. Over 90% of the historic fabric of the original house, including shutters, woodwork, glass and floors, is intact.

LancasterHistory.org On The Square

LancasterHistory.org On The Square
Things-To-Do, Museum
website | map it | 717-392-4633 | 4 West King Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17603

Gallery & Bookstore, Research library specializing in genealogy and Lancaster County History. Classes, lectures, special events.

Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum

Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum
Things-To-Do, Museum, Kids, Bucket, House-Tour, Event-Space, Weddings
website | map it | (717) 569-0401 | 2451 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17601

Landis Valley Museum, a living history village and farm, collects, preserves and interprets the history and material culture of the Pennsylvania German rural community from 1740 to 1940 and enhances understanding of their successful practices, interactions with others, and the impact on the state and nation for citizens of and visitors to the Commonwealth. Landis Valley Museum's richly layered story is the history of an early Pennsylvania German settlement, an unusual farm family, and the ongoing creation and exploration of a wonderfully diverse collection of artifacts. When brothers Henry Kinzer Landis (1865-1955) and George Diller Landis (1867 - 1954) opened the museum in 1925 at their Landis Valley residence, the area had been a small Pennsylvania German settlement since the mid 1800s. Expanded to its current size, we now invite visitors to experience 18th and 19th century village and farm life in Lancaster County, Pa, all in one visit. With over 100 acres and many historic buildings to explore throughout the four seasons, there's always something to see at Landis Valley Museum, a great museum in Lancaster County.

Manheim Historical Society

Manheim Historical Society
Things-To-Do, Museum, House-Tour
website | map it | 717-665-7989 | 88 South Grant Street, Manheim, Pennsylvania, 17545

The Manheim Historical Society owns four properties in Manheim Borough which include the Manheim Railroad Station, Manheim Heritage Center, the Fasig and Keath Houses and also the Town Clock in the Mini Park.

President James Buchanan's Wheatland

Things-To-Do, Museum, Bucket, House-Tour
website | map it | (717) 392-4633 | 230 North President Avenue, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17603

Visit President James Buchanan's Wheatland to learn more about Pennsylvania's only United States President and to explore the important story of his presidency, the fractious political issues of the times, and his private life in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and at his Wheatland estate.

Ressler Mill Foundation

Ressler Mill Foundation
Things-To-Do, Museum, House-Tour
website | map it | 717-656-7616 | Corner Stumptown Road & Rte. 772, Ronks, Pennsylvania,

Featuring a well-preserved water-powered grain mill. The adjacent 1855 miller's house is a charming window to early 20th century housekeeping and family life.

Wright’s Ferry Mansion

Wright’s Ferry Mansion
Bucket, House-Tour
website | map it | 717-684-4325 | Second and Cherry Streets, Columbia, Pennsylvania, 17512

Wright's Ferry Mansion is a historic home located in Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1738, and is a 2 1/2-story, rectangular limestone dwelling with a gable roof and pent eave. It was built for Susanna Wright, an English Quakeress, and its architecture reflects a mix of English and Germanic elements.

The house was restored to appear as in 1750 and is open to the public several days a week from May through October.

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