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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is brimming with an ultra-unique culture, rich history, and incredible attractions. The county is home to the largest and oldest Amish community in the entire U.S.A. Visit Amish farms, homes, and museums to learn more about this fascinating way of life. Lancaster County is the perfect destination for families, couples, history lovers, and curious travelers wanting to explore something unique and different.Finding your perfect vacation rental in Lancaster County
Experience the ultimate Amish Country getaway with a vacation rental in Lancaster County where you’ll find a wide range of rentals to choose from, with a little something for every type of traveler. Stay in a charming vacation rental in the rolling hills of Lancaster surrounded by trees, greenery, and fresh air. Opt for a vacation rental with a private pool to splash around in during the summer months. Oversized vacation rentals are available for families and large groups, with several bedrooms to comfortably accommodate numerous people. Couples can enjoy smaller, cozy rentals complete with a fireplace or a jacuzzi. Pet-friendly rentals are available for anyone traveling with pets.
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The area and getting around
Lancaster County is served by Lancaster Airport, which is a small airport operating domestic flights only. The closest major airport is Harrisburg International Airport, which is a 30-mile, or 30-minute drive from central Lancaster. You can rent a car at either airport, as well as in both Harrisburg and in Lancaster.Getting around Lancaster County
Having a car is crucial for getting around Lancaster County. While most of downtown Lancaster is quite walkable, many of the sights and major attractions include visiting Amish homes and farms situated in remote areas of the county.
Travelers and activities
Lancaster County is an excellent destination for families of all ages, with a plethora of fascinating historic, cultural, and natural attractions to explore. Take a family trip to the Wolf Sanctuary of PA where you can do a guided tour of the grounds and learn about the wolves who live there. The center houses rescued wolves and allows them to thrive in a safe space– you’ll get to have incredible close-up encounters with several wolves throughout the tour! Also, be sure to visit Dutch Wonderland– a historic Lancaster theme park filled with fun rides and games.Lancaster County for history lovers
Visit the historic colonial estate of former President James Buchanan. The knowledgeable costumed tour guides will show you around the home and tell you interesting stories about the former president’s life. Be sure to pay a visit to The Amish Farm and House– a 300-year-old Amish home on a 15-acre farm. The visit includes a variety of tour options such as a buggy ride, a farm visit with animals, and more!
The city of Lancaster in Lancaster County is the oldest inland city in America! It was also the nation’s capital for just one day in 1777.
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This incredible historic market should be the first stop on any visitor’s list of things to do in Lancaster. This bustling daily market was established in the early 1700s, and is the oldest municipally operated market in the U.S. today. Browse the endless vendors which sell everything from baked goods, hot dishes, meats, cheese, coffee, and handcrafted items!2. Go for a scenic ride aboard the Strasburg Rail Road
Experience the beautiful and historic scenery of Lancaster County from a train window aboard the Strasburg Rail Road. The seats of the train are comfortable and rotatable, allowing you to fully enjoy the sights as you ride along. There is a nice food and beverage menu that you can order from during your ride as well.3. Visit The Amish Village museum
This incredible living museum is set on 12-acres of farmland and allows visitors to experience an authentic glimpse of the life of the Amish. See a traditional schoolhouse, a Blacksmith shop, a house, a smokehouse, and more! There are a few guided tour options, including at 25-minute tour and a 90-minute in-depth tour of the property.4. Try unique Lancastrian foods
There are some foods which are unique to Lancaster, and a must-try for any visitor. Be sure to start the day with a plate of scrapple, which is a hearty mixture of pork scraps combined with cornmeal and some other tasty ingredients baked into a loaf. Whoopie pies are famously historic treat in this part of Pennsylvania, and were originated from mothers making cookies out of leftover cake batter. Children would yell “whoopie!” whenever they found them, hence the name! Pot pie, hog maw, and apple butter are some more must-try foods during your trip.5. Visit the Landis Valley Museum
This incredible 100-acre living history museum offers an up-close glimpse of the rich history of Lancaster County. There are over 40 buildings on the grounds as well as many gardens. Walk through the museum and learn a plethora of fascinating information about the lives of the German and Dutch Pennsylvanians who used to live in villages like this one.