Things To Do In Lancaster County

There’s more to Lancaster than just farm fields and horse and buggies. See the events, attractions and entertainment you can enjoy during your free time while at Etown.

Check Out Lancaster Central Market

While perusing the streets of Lancaster, you’ll find the Central Market located inside a large brick building. Inside this historic farmers’ market, you’ll find Pennsylvania Dutch favorites, like scrapple, fresh produce and meats, sweet desserts and much more.

Catch A Show At The Fulton Theatrefulton-lancaster-county

If you’re looking for entertainment, the Fulton Theatre is the place to go. The Lancaster theatre offers a wide range of musical performances including family shows, classic favorites and trendy shows from the theatre world. Book your seat now!

Take A Train Ride

The Strasburg Railroad offers regular recreational train rides through the Lancaster County countryside. In addition to normal train rides, the railroad hosts special events to make your trip exciting including a Bonnie and Clyde style train robbery and a few Christmas themed rides. If you’re looking for more railroad fun, you can tour train cars and locomotives at the Railroad Museum, located just across the street. The Railroad Museum also hosts plenty of events throughout the year including holiday events and swing dances.

Dive Into Amish Culture

Amidst the thriving, modern towns in Lancaster County, you can still witness old traditions through the Amish Experience. As you travel around the Amish farm, you’ll learn about their daily activities from their farm chores to their home businesses. Tour their homes, learn about their culture, and take a break from modern technology.

Explore Old Caverns

At Indian Echo Caverns in Hummelstown, you’ll hear about the history of the people who once lived in these ancient caverns. You may even get a peek at the animals who currently inhabit the structures. You’ll also learn about how our actions above ground affect the stability and well-being of the caverns below Above the caverns, explore the gift shop, petting zoo and picnic area.

Visit Penn Square

Located in the city of Lancaster, Penn Square offers something for everyone. Within this historical site, learn about the Soldiers and Sailors monument, dedicated to those who served in the Civil War and other U.S. conflicts. Around the square, you’ll find eateries and plenty of shops. Organizations also use Penn Square as their venue for events throughout the year which bring in vendors, craftsmen and more.

Mark Your Calendar For The “First Friday”

First Friday in Lancaster takes place on the first Friday of each month from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Explore the city as you enjoy the entertainment of musical and theatre performances, art exhibits, restaurants and museums. This monthly event is perfect for first time visitors looking to get a taste of Lancaster.

Lancaster County is filled with a diverse spread of cultures and entertainment. Try one of these activities or something new next time you decide to visit Etown!

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