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The holidays are a time for traditions—enjoying long-standing ones and creating new ones! “Winter Wonderland” is the theme of the Christmas Show at the American Music Theatre (AMT), a beloved Lancaster County tradition. Whether you’re a first-timer or someone for whom the...

If you crave a sweet treat after a meal (or any time of day), Lancaster County is chock-full of bakeries offering a wide selection of delicious treats to satisfy even the most demanding sweet tooth. Many bakeries convenient to our After Eight Bed & Breakfast are family-run and known for...

A man struck by a train long ago, a spinster sister banned from the family mansion, convicted criminals hanged after being found guilty at trial, and a silent movie star. These are just a few of the spirits reported to haunt historical locations and buildings throughout Lancaster County. You can...

Lancaster County's countryside is well-known for its scenic views and stunning landscapes. And there’s no better place to get a bird’s-eye view of Amish Country than going hot air ballooning. From up in the clouds you’ll get amazing views Amish farms, horses and buggies,...

Crazy for corn mazes? Passionate about pumpkin picking? Wild about wagon rides? If your favorite time of year is pumpkin spice season, then you'll want to visit Cherry Crest Adventure Farm, where there is no shortage of fall fun! Located just five minutes from After Eight Bed & Breakfast...

Fresh air, open roads and beautiful rural landscapes. For the ultimate Lancaster outdoor adventure, why not explore the Amish countryside, its farmlands and covered bridges on a scooter? Yes, that's right – a 50cc Honda Metropolitan scooter to be exact. Strasburg Scooters offers guided...

Soft pretzels are pretty much their own food group here in Lancaster County. These twisted culinary delights are the legacy of the region’s Pennsylvania Dutch (Palatine Germans) who emigrated here in the 1700s and brought with them the art of making "bretzels." America's...

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...