We are so proud to be a part of the town voted “America’s Coolest Small Town 2013”. There are so top Lancaster County PA events, activities, restaurants, and shops in the Lititz area that it is no wonder it smoked the competition! The second Friday of every month, Lititz retailers promote special events in the downtown area. There are musicians, special food, and entertainment. Join us for these fun times. The Lititz website has an up-to-date calendar. Also check out our favorite things to do in Lancaster County PA for more ideas on the best attractions for your next getaway!
Our knowledgeable staff and exhibits interpret the faith and the practices of Amish and Mennonite peoples, explain the meaning and purpose of the original Old Testament Tabernacle, and help area visitors to better enjoy their visit to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. This is also where you can arrange for a Mennonite Tour guide to join you in your car and show you the Lancaster County you would never otherwise experience.
We love dinner theater and this is one not to miss. Comedy at it’s best. Allow a good half hour to get there from here. Matinees are a wonderful option.
Built in 1852, the Fulton features the graceful elegance of the Victorian Era. This national historic landmark offers behind-the-scenes tours with stories of some of the biggest names in entertainment and the rich history that makes this theatre unique. Check out their schedule. We recommend dinner at Ma(i)son or The Press Room followed by a performance at the Fulton.
Inspirational theater with sets to rival Broadway! Follow the link for current productions and tickets. “Jesus” is currently running and well worth a visit.
A wide variety of shows from Anne Murry to the Capital Steps. The link will take you to their current events. Plan your stay around a performance by your favorite entertainer.
National historic landmark founded in 1732. German religious community. This is a beautiful place to walk and interesting to visit. The tour of the restored buildings is also fascinating.
If you are visiting with us in December, the evening candlelight choral performances are a must see. Ask us for the schedule. We update our calendar with the most current activities going on here.
Cornwall Furnace, in blast from 1742 to 1883, is one of the best-preserved, 19th-century, charcoal, iron-making facilities in the world. The massive stone furnace, steam-powered, air-blast machinery, and several related buildings survive intact. Primarily a producer of pig iron products, Cornwall Furnace cast cannons for the American Revolution.
Restored home and garden of early American, modernist painter Charles Demuth (1883-1935), in historic Downtown Lancaster, are open to the public as a museum with a permanent collection of Demuth art and memorabilia and rotating exhibits. Adjacent to the Demuth Tobacco Shop c. 1770 – the oldest operating tobacco shop in America.
The Hans Herr House, built in 1719 by Hans’ son, Christian, is the oldest surviving dwelling place of European settlers in what is now Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. It is the oldest still-standing Mennonite meeting house in the Western Hemisphere. It is reputed to have been the home of Hans Herr and his wife, Elizabeth. It was certainly the home of Christian Herr and his wife, Anna, and several of Christian and Anna’s children. Both Hans Herr and Christian Herr were bishops of the Mennonite faith.
Landis Valley Museum is a nationally significant, living-history museum that collects, conserves, exhibits, and interprets Pennsylvania German material, culture, history, and heritage from 1740 through 1940. Parts of the movie, “The Color Purple,” were filmed here.
The perfect way to see downtown Lancaster and hear all the fascinating history that is a part of this beautiful city. The tours start right next to the Central Market, the oldest continually operating farmers market in the US located in a beautifully restored building. Plan your tour for a Tuesday, Friday or Saturday when the market is open.