Historic Buildings

VL-Historic Building (Bangor Church)

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

(717) 445-0253

Demuth Museum

The restored home and gardens of artist Charles Demuth

120 E King St, Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 299-9940

Donegal Presbyterian Church

Site of the Witness Tree, where colonists pledged support to George Washington.

1891 Donegal Springs Rd, Mount Joy, PA 17552

(717) 653-1943

Ephrata Cloister

Site of one of America’s oldest religious communities.

632 W Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522

(717) 733-6600

Fulton Theater

The nation’s oldest continually operating theater.

12 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 397-7425

Hans Herr House

The oldest homestead in Lancaster County.

1849 Hans Herr Dr, Willow Street, PA 17584

(717) 464-4438

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

(717) 735-6890

Rock Ford Plantation

Home of Revolutionary War Gen. Edward Hand.

881 Rockford Rd, Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 392-7223

Wheatland

Home of President James Buchanan, the 15th President of the United States.

1120 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 392-4633

— Jo-Ann Greene