In every corner of Lancaster County, you can find places where American history was made. Here are 10 interesting structures, built from Colonial times into the 19th century:
Bangor Episcopal Church
One of the first Episcopal churches in the American colonies.
2099 Main St, Narvon, PA 17555
The restored home and gardens of artist Charles Demuth
120 E King St, Lancaster, PA 17602
Donegal Presbyterian Church
Site of the Witness Tree, where colonists pledged support to George Washington.
1891 Donegal Springs Rd, Mount Joy, PA 17552
Site of one of America’s oldest religious communities.
632 W Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522
The nation’s oldest continually operating theater.
12 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603
Hans Herr House
The oldest homestead in Lancaster County.
1849 Hans Herr Dr, Willow Street, PA 17584
Johann Augustus Sutter House
Last home of the man who began the California Gold Rush.
19 E Main St Lititz, PA 17543
Lancaster Central Market
The country’s oldest continually operating farmers market.
23 N Market St, Lancaster, PA 17603
Rock Ford Plantation
Home of Revolutionary War Gen. Edward Hand.
881 Rockford Rd, Lancaster, PA 17602
Home of President James Buchanan, the 15th President of the United States.
1120 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603
— Jo-Ann Greene