Museums

Lancaster provides a special visitor experience because of its rich history spanning over three centuries.  Lancaster is proud of its history that helped a great nation grow and prosper.  Let us tell our stories.

Demuth Museum

Demuth Museum

The Demuth Museum is located in downtown Lancaster, in a building that is over two hundred years old – the lifelong home and studio of celebrated artist Charles Demuth. The museum strives to create awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the artwork and legacy of Charles Demuth, renowned American modernist painter whose work is collected and admired worldwide.

Demuth Museum

120 East King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
717-299-9940

Heritage Press Museum

Heritage Press Museum

This interactive museum is located on the 300-block of North Queen Street in Building Character. Lectures, demonstrations, and exhibits teach letterpress printing through a recreated 1920’s print shop.

Heritage Press Museum

346 North Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-464-3044

Lancaster Museum of Art

Lancaster Museum of Art

Located in the historic Grubb mansion, adjacent to Musser Park, the museum features “the best available art.”  The 4,000 sq. ft. facility provides exhibitions of regional, national, and international artists, as well as educational programs.

Lancaster Museum of Art

135 North Lime Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
717-394-3497

Lancaster Newspaper’s Newseum

Lancaster Newspaper’s Newseum

The Newseum is a glass enclosed, self-guided display across from the Lancaster Convention Center that can be viewed from the city sidewalk. The display traces the evolution of newspapers and newspaper production equipment spanning 200 years.

Lancaster Newspapers Newseum

28 South Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17608
717-291-8600

LancasterHistory.org

LancasterHistory.org

Located on a campus west of downtown Lancaster that includes the beautiful Lancaster County Historical Society and Wheatland—the home of President James Buchanan, LancasterHistory.org is a must see for history-minded visitors. Learn about the history of Lancaster County and its important place in the history of America. The object collection includes, furniture, paintings, and decorative arts. The library is an excellent resource for genealogical research.

LancasterHistory.org

230 North President Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-392-4633

Lancasterhistory.org On the Square

Lancasterhistory.org On the Square

This fascinating museum and gift shop are located just off of Penn Square in the heart of historic downtown Lancaster. See three hundred years of Lancaster history up close and personal. This small museum is a great place to start your visit.

Lancasterhistory.org On the Square

4 West King Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-392-4633

North Museum

North Museum

The North Museum of Natural History and Science, located near Franklin & Marshall College, is intended to inspire curiosity and a love for science in children and adults. The permanent exhibits include dinosaur Gallery, Discovery Room, Hall of Cosmos, and Live Animal Room. The North Museum Planetarium explores the wonders of the sky.

North Museum

400 College Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-291-3941

Phillips Museum of Art

Phillips Museum of Art

The Museum is located at Franklin & Marshall College in the Steinman College Center. Collections and exhibits include fine arts – paintings, photographs, sculpture, and works on paper – as well as decorative arts, Pennsylvania German material culture, ethnographic material, and historical material.

Phillips Museum of Art

Franklin & Marshall College
700 College Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-291-3879

Rock Ford Plantation

Rock Ford Plantation

Rock Ford Plantation is the historic circa 1794 home of Edward Hand, who served as Adjutant General to George Washington during the Revolutionary War.  Rock Ford is widely considered to be one of the most important examples of Georgian architecture surviving in Pennsylvania and the most intact building predating 1800 in Lancaster.  The mansion’s elegant rooms are furnished with an outstanding collection of period furnishings and decorative arts.  Rock Ford offers visitors an authentic example of refined country living as it existed during the early years of the Republic.

Rock Ford Plantation

881 Rockford Road
Lancaster, PA 17602
717-392-7223

Wheatland - Home of President Buchanan

Wheatland - Home of President Buchanan

Tour the home of President James Buchanan, 15th president of the United States. Wheatland was built in 1828, and purchased by Buchanan in 1848. He died there in 1868. The brick, Federal-style home, located west of downtown Lancaster on the Campus of History, is beautifully restored and contains many of Buchanan’s possessions.

President Buchanan's Home

230 North President Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-392-4633