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The name of the beloved Amish-country community — Intercourse, Pennsylvania — might elicit giggles because of its unintentional double entendre. No one knows for sure the origins of the town's amusing name, although there are a few theories. One thought is that it comes an old...

Lancaster County is filled with quaint historic towns where rural charm and modern flair come together in an inviting atmosphere. Nowhere is this more evident than in Lititz, Pennsylvania – a small town with a big heart. During your next...

Does your hectic lifestyle have you pulled in several directions at once? Wouldn't it be nice to live life more simply? When you visit Lancaster County, you can get a glimpse of a more pure and quiet way of life when you learn about the Amish and explore the communities in which they work...

Despite being known for its quiet Amish community and quaint rural towns, Lancaster is emerging as a cultural hotspot, boasting culinary and artistic scenes that could rival those of major cities. We've put together a list of a few of our favorite trend-setting places — from music...

New Holland is a charming borough of about 5,300 people in eastern Lancaster County. Its earliest settlers arrived in the early 1700s. Like many Pennsylvania Dutch communities, New Holland's economy is rooted in agriculture.

A great place to explore the history, art and culture of Pennsylvania’s rural Lancaster County is at the many enlightening and inspiring museums that showcase our area's rich heritage. From local art and the Amish community to natural science, trains and Lancaster history, each museum...

You might be surprised to learn there is an impressive and growing lineup of distillers of fine spirits nestled in the Lancaster landscape. Thanks to our abundant agriculture, distilleries here have access to local crops of corn, barley, and other grains and fruit. And with craft-distilled...

Many of our guests at After Eight Bed and Breakfast book one of our romantic and well-appointed  suites to celebrate a special day, like Valentine's Day or a birthday or anniversary. When it comes to finding a local restaurant...

It's a majestic sight that only nature can provide: A "blizzard" of snow geese – thousands upon thousands of them – converging on a 400-acre lake in Lancaster County as they make their way from their winter home in the Chesapeake Bay region to their arctic summer...

Many visitors who come to Lancaster County enjoy shopping at Amish farmers markets and roadside stands for the freshest produce, scratch-made baked goods, regional delicacies and handcrafted goods.

A patchwork of colorful fabrics, intricately stitched together in a labor of love. Quilts made by Amish and Mennonite women in Lancaster County are renowned for their superior craftsmanship and quality. Once a practical household item made simply to provide warmth, quilts have evolved into an...

The holiday season brings with it a sense of magic and wonder, and what better place to experience it than the National Christmas Center. In the heart of Lancaster County, this enchanting seasonal...

In the picturesque Brandywine Valley of Delaware, Winterthur stands as a testament to the beauty of American decorative arts and the vision of collector and horticulturist Henry Francis du Pont. This sprawling estate, encompassing a 175-...

The magic of the holiday season is nearly upon us, and there's no better way to immerse yourself in the spirit of Christmas than a visit to Lancaster's renowned Sight & Sound Theatre. For more than 40 years, Sight & Sound...

Scattered throughout the Lancaster countryside, covered bridges are an iconic part of the landscape. Pennsylvania ranks No. 1 in covered bridges in the U.S. with more than 200! Lancaster County is home to 29 of them, which happens to be more than any other county in the commonwealth. These...

Have you ever wondered about the secrets behind a magician's spellbinding illusions? How do they do that? At the Magic and Wonder Theater in Paradise, Pennsylvania, be prepared to be amazed by fantastic music variety and magic...

Indulgence takes on a whole new meaning in Lititz, Pennsylvania, where every year, the quaint Lancaster County town comes alive with the delectable aroma of chocolate during the highly anticipated Lititz Chocolate Walk. Now in...

In the 300 years since it was founded, Lancaster County has etched itself a place in American history. From the American Revolution to the Industrial Revolution, the streets of downtown Lancaster have a lot of stories to tell. Those stories come to life for modern-day visitors thanks to the...

Step into a world where the sound of farm animals, horse-drawn wagons and blacksmith hammers echo through the air, where time itself seems to have gracefully folded back to unveil a fascinating chapter of Pennsylvania history. Welcome to...

With its picturesque countryside, rolling terrain and well-maintained trails, Lancaster County is a cyclist's paradise. It's no wonder that cyclists from near and far flock to Pennsylvania Dutch Country to ride. Bring your bike and riding gear the next time you stay with us at...