A unique blend of history, culture and family entertainment.
Lancaster flourishes with history dating back to first settlers who arrived in 1709. They were the German immigrants known as Pennsylvania Dutch (from "Deutsch" meaning German). A prominent citizen named the city after his hometown of Lancaster, England.
There is so much to explore through numerous museums and historical sights. Some little known facts include: Lancaster was the capital of the US for one day, was the home of the Conestoga Wagon and the Kentucky Long Rifle and is thought to be the oldest in-land city in America.
Although it is most recognized for the beautiful farmlands and diverse population, there are wonderful theaters, shopping centers, colleges and universities, restaurants, attractions and outdoor events for year round entertainment.
But surrounding these modern day amenities is the simple life of the county’s Plain People. Once you leave the modern highways, the rural roads take you past the beautiful farms and the peaceful atmosphere of the simpler life. Numerous covered bridges and quaint villages dotting the countryside offer visitors a relaxing atmosphere to explore the peaceful scenery, shop the farm markets, or experience the local history.