Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Top Attractions of the City of Lancaster

Prince Street Garage 111 N. Prince Street
Prince Street Parking

Lancaster County...
rolling hills dotted with Amish farms 
is what comes to most people's minds. 
But Lancaster has a city too, 
also named Lancaster. 

A Farm in Lancaster County

I have been to the county plenty of times, 
but never visited the city until now. 
As far as cities go...
well it isn't a very big city in size, 
but its colonial history makes up for that. 
Lancaster, named after the House of Lancaster, 
was part of the Penn's Woods Charter of 1681. 

N. Mulberry Street, Lancaster, PA

In 1777, during the American Revolution,
Lancaster served as the US Capital for one day. 
It also served as Pennsylvania's capital from 1799-1812 
until the state capital was moved to Harrisburg.

The top attraction in the city is the 
which boasts being 
the oldest continuously running market in the country. 
It is only open 3 days a week. 

Lancaster Central Market
Central Market

The market offers such things as 
 produce, meats, cheeses, breads, candies, and crafts. 
We bought cheeses and smoked pork chops. 
If you haven't tried smoked pork chops, 
they are delicious. 
(And I don't like pork chops.)

Fulton Theater

The second attraction is the Fulton Theater.
Similarly, the theatre is the oldest running theatre in the states. 

Wheatland, the home of President James Buchanan,
is also located nearby
and you can experience a guided tour. 
Admission is charged. 

Shops on Queen St. 

There is also quite a resurgence of small shops and eateries 
in the four blocks surrounding the visitor center 
located at King and Queen Streets. 
There you can pick up maps and information.
This area also marks the historic district. 

The Ecclesial Center of Lancaster

You could spend a weekend here 
and find plenty to do. 
I enjoyed the historic architecture. 

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Map of Lancaster Pennsylvania PA


MadSnapper said...

it is a pretty little town, I am a huge fan of anything from the past. I would not want to drive a car up to the top of that parking garage... I bet the founders of Lancaster would be totally shocked if they saw that building.

Tamar SB said...

What a fun mix of architecture!

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