Lancaster County is home to the oldest Mennonite meetinghouse in the country, the residence of a U.S. President faced with the possibility of Civil War and the home of a Revolutionary War general. But there were lots of other fascinating people whose lives are explored at an array of historic homes throughout the county.
Boettcher House Museum
Built in 1920 by Henry Boettcher, house has been restored and includes a museum and 70-acre natural habitat with trails.
2369 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601
Old log cabin representative of the Manheim houses of the early 1800s. Early churches had their first meeting in this house.
33 E High St, Manheim, PA 17545
Historic 14-room childhood home of scientist Samuel Haldeman. Guided tour of two buildings – the summer kitchen (built in 1740) and the mansion.
230 Locust Grove Rd, Bainbridge, PA 17502
Hans Herr House and Lancaster Longhouse
Oldest Mennonite church in North America and Lancaster County’s oldest building, furnished as in the 18th century. Includes an outdoor complex with an agricultural museum. Also, The Lancaster Longhouse, a replica Native American multifamily home.
1849 Hans Herr Dr, Willow Street, PA 17584
Herr Family Homestead
Johannes Mueller House
President James Buchanan’s Wheatland
Robert Fulton Birthplace
House is restored and refurnished to the period of the inventor’s birth.
1932 Robert Fulton Hwy, Quarryville, PA 17566
Rock Ford Plantation
Sehner-Ellicott-Von Hess House
— Kathy Daminger