29 days in Lancaster County Itinerary

29 days in Lancaster County Itinerary

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Lancaster

— 28 nights

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Get out of town with these interesting Lancaster side-trips: Adamstown (Mad Hatter Antique Mall & Stoudtburg Village), Mount Hope Estate & Winery, home of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire (in Manheim) and Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area (in Kleinfeltersville). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 17th (Mon) at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Landis Valley Museum, experience rural life at The Amish Farm and House, find something for the whole family at Dutch Wonderland, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Leo the Great Catholic Church.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our 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 November, things will get slightly colder in Lancaster: highs are around 53°F and lows about 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Lancaster

Shopping · Fun & Games · Museums · Parks

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.