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The second of ten children, James Buchanan was born in a log cabin in Pennsylvania in 1791, graduated from Dickinson College, became a lawyer in Lancaster and went on to become a congressman, senator, ambassador and Secretary of State. In 1857 at the age of 66, he was elected the 15th...

Once dominating the rivers and streams of our American landscape, more than 12,000 covered bridges were built in the United States. However, fewer than 1,000 remain today. Of all the states, Pennsylvania has the most and 25 of them can be found in our own backyard in Lancaster County. Known as...

To celebrate the day King Charles II of Great Britain granted William Penn the charter that founded the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, all museums managed by the state will offer free admission. This year, the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission will celebrate the Commonwealth’s...

Lancaster County has an interesting tradition… neighboring towns spring to life on a rolling schedule on Friday nights. Every Friday is a special event somewhere in Lancaster County. It’s downtown Lancaster’s turn on the...

It’s known by several names, but Lancaster County’s favorite way to celebrate the day before the first day of Lent (Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras) is with fasnachts. Translated into English as “fast night”, the tradition is traced back to the custom of using up...

Visitors to Lancaster with a soft spot for sweets will be delighted by Hershey’s Chocolate-Covered February. More than 90 chocolate-inspired events will be held throughout the month, from family-friendly chocolate lab classes to delicious wine pairing events. The best part is that...

Nestled along the Conestoga River in Lancaster County Central Park, one of the city’s most historic buildings remains largely unchanged. The four-story Georgian-style brick mansion of Rock Ford Plantation features a wraparound porch on three sides, breathtaking period furniture, and...

Just a short drive away from After Eight Bed & Breakfast is one of the East Coast’s most premiere venues for live entertainment. From the variety of its productions to its Broadway-caliber talent, the American Music Theatre’s performances are encore-worthy. This holiday season,...

During your getaway in Lancaster County, plan a date night to the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre. The year-round dinner and show package features American cuisine and a Broadway-caliber professional performance with a live orchestra, making it one of Lancaster’s favorite attractions for...

One of Lancaster’s most unique experiences is the popular Wolf Sanctuary of PA. Originally founded as a private rescue over three decades ago, the sanctuary has grown as the permanent home to forty wolf and wolf-dog rescues on eighty acres of natural woodland. The sanctuary offers guided...