2 days in Lancaster County Itinerary

2 days in Lancaster County Itinerary

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Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania and then find something for the whole family at Dutch Wonderland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Lapp Valley Farm, stop by Kitchen Kettle Village, then contemplate the long history of The Amish Farm and House, and finally relax in the rural setting at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lancaster trip builder site.

Washington DC to Lancaster is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. Traveling from Washington DC in September, Lancaster is slightly colder at night with lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Lancaster County travel guide

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Theaters · Gift & Specialty Shops · Theme Parks
Pennsylvania Dutch Country
The core of Pennsylvania's famed "Dutch Country" lies in Lancaster County, a compact area in the southeastern portion of the state. The county features a rolling landscape of green fields and gentle hills, interspersed with small towns and Amish farms. Despite its somewhat misleading nickname, the county is not home to Dutch but German-speaking Swiss Anabaptists, who began settling in religiously tolerant Pennsylvania in the early 1700s. Although Lancaster County thrives on tourism and the Amish community is its main attraction, the Amish themselves remain an intensely private people who are not particularly fond of camera-toting visitors. To learn about their hard-working way of life respectfully, take a trip to one of their hardwood furniture showrooms, clustered around the county's main roads.