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PA Tourism – Things To Do In Lancaster

Things to Do in Lancaster County, PA

Lancaster County is home to Pennsylvania Dutch Country and Lancaster City, a marvelous blend of country charms and sophisticated culture. From Clipper Magazine Stadium to Kitchen Kettle Village, explore all the things you can see, do, and experience in and around Lancaster. Don't have time to plan the perfect business or leisure trip? You can hire Alegre Concierge Services to show you how to efficiently take advantage of all Lancaster has to offer.

Antique Shopping

Known as “Antiques Capital USA,” Adamstown is truly a treasure trove of antiques and collectibles. From some of the first automobiles to handcrafted vases, there are literally thousands of vendors here, as well as shops and restaurants. For more information, visit http://www.antiquescapital.com/

Lancaster Barnstormers

The Lancaster Barnstormers, part of the Atlantic League, are a minor league baseball team who play in Clipper Magazine Stadium in the heart of downtown Lancaster, PA. The stadium seats 6,000 fans, and in winter is used as an ice skating rink. Just steps away are Lancaster Arts Hotel, which features exceptional accommodations in an amazing setting. If you want to be at the center of it all, choose Lancaster Arts Hotel. See Seasonal Packages for a seasonal Barnstormers Baseball Package. For more information about the Lancaster Barnstormers, check out http://www.lancasterbarnstormers.com/

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

Held at Mount Hope Estate and Winery, August through October, the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire has brought fantasy and romance to Pennsylvania Dutch Country for almost 30 years. Experience an Elizabethan village with all of the entertainment and excitement that go with it. Other year-round highlights include the Swashbuckler Brewery and the Theater at Mount Hope. See Seasonal Packages for a seasonal Renaissance Faire Package. Visit http://www.parenfaire.com/

Hersheypark/Water Park

What do you love more, chocolate or roller coasters? You don’t have to choose when you visit Hersheypark, in Hershey, Pennsylvania. This theme park has it all-thrill rides, kiddie’s rides, attractions, shops, eateries, and of course, that delicious confectionery treat. Visit http://www.hersheypark.com/index.php

Strasburg Rail Road

Kids and adults alike love exploring the Strasburg Rail Road in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. In 2007, America’s oldest short line railroad celebrated its 175th anniversary. There’s lots to do at the East Strasburg Station, from eating aboard the train to taking a ride on a miniature replica to riding the big train itself. Visit http://www.strasburgrailroad.com/

Lancaster Science Factory

Let your little explorers get up close and personal to the world of science at the Lancaster Science Factory. The Factory makes its home in a former Urban Place Kerr factory. Discover a variety of exhibits, from Brain Teasers to Alternative Energy Sources to Newton’s Laws. Visit http://www.lancastersciencefactory.com/

National Christmas Center

Revel in the magic of Christmas all year round! The National Christmas Center in Paradise, PA, preserves the Christmas spirit with special exhibits, mementos, and more. To find out about hours and the latest events, visit http://www.nationalchristmascenter.com/

Theatres & Concert Venues

  • American Music Theatre - 1,600-seat theatre in Lancaster, Pennsylvania that hosts over 300 live concerts and performances each year: From Broadway shows to rock concerts and comedy club performers to the hottest country music concerts.  www.amtshows.com 
  • Sight & Sound Theatre –  A Christian based theatre company that visualizes and dramatizes Biblical truth though live stage performances. www.sight-sound.com
  • Chameleon Club – A concert venue located in Downtown Lancaster that hosts a variety of unique musical talents. www.chameleonclub.net
  • Fulton Theatre & Opera House – A premier theatre and National Historic Landmark that showcases Broadway caliber musicals, comedies and dramas with the magnificence of ornate Victorian architecture. www.thefulton.org

The Amish Experience

  • The Amish Farm and House – Lancaster’s first and all-inclusive Amish Heritage Site. A Fun and educational experience!  http://www.amishfarmandhouse.com/
  • Aaron and Jessica’s Buggy Rides – Take a ride in a an Amish Buggy,  enjoy homemade pretzels, cookies and lots of fun! http://www.amishbuggyrides.com/
  • The Amish Village – Take an authentic look at today’s Amish Lifestyle – a one room schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, smokehouse market and more! http://theamishvillage.net/

Local Museums

  • James Buchanan’s Wheatland - Wheatland was the home and estate of U.S. president James Buchanan. The 15th president, he is the only one, so far, from Pennsylvania. Visit the Wheatland house and grounds, and learn more about this pre-Civil War politician. For more information, go to http://www.wheatland.org/
  • The Lancaster Museum of Art - The museum is located in a Greek Revival style mansion built by Clement Grubb in 1845-46. It seeks to educate the public about fine art through its permanent collection as well as visiting works. Exhibitions of well-loved works by children’s book illustrator Maurice Sendak as well as artisan paper cutters make their way to the Museum’s dynamic gallery spaces. Visit http://www.lmapa.org/
  • Rock Ford Plantation - Elegant 1794 Georgian mansion of Gen. Edward Hand, Adjutant General of Continental Army; Yuletide, Halloween tours, special events. www.rockfordplantation.org
  • Hands-on House - Where playing and learning go hand-in-hand! Interactive exhibits and programs for adults and children age 2-10 to explore together. www.handsonhouse.org
  • North Museum of Natural History and Science – A museum that inspires curiosity and a love of science in children and adults of all ages. Through unique exhibits, fun events and educational programming, this is a venue not to miss! www.northmuseum.org
  • Demuth Museum - The Demuth Museum is a great attraction that is dedicated to developing awareness, understanding and appreciation of the artwork and legacy of Charles Demuth, renowned American modernist painter and his family's contributions to the Lancaster community. www.demuth.org

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