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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...

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...

Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum is one of the most unique places in Lancaster County to visit and it provides those that make a trip to its grounds a rare glimpse into what life was like in the 18th and 19th centuries. With so many events, classes, demonstrations, exhibits, and living...

Whether it’s one of your all-time favorite TV shows or you’re just looking for a good laugh, the unauthorized parody of The Office at the American Music Theater in downtown Lancaster is guaranteed to entertain. Revisit some of your most favorite TV characters of all time and all the...

Lancaster is full of some of America’s oldest history so it’s no wonder that a 300-year-old city comes with its fair share of ghosts and ghouls. Explore the haunted past of the Red Rose City this fall on a candlelight ghost tour of real haunted houses and learn about Lancaster’...

Lancaster has an unmatched community of talented artisans, skilled craftsman, and world-class creatives that bring visitors back to the area time after time. There are several local markets in and around Lancaster where you can browse the handmade wares of local makers and take home something...