How to Find the Best Covered Bridges in Lancaster PA

Covered bridges in Lancaster PA hold some of the most historical significance in the entire country. In fact, the longest covered bridge in the world was built in Lancaster County back in 1815. It crossed the Susquehanna River at a … Continue reading

Why You Need to See These 5 Amish Towns in PA

When you stay at the Historic Smithton Inn, you will be entering the true heart of Pennsylvania Amish country. Lancaster County features a variety of prominent Amish towns in PA that are strongly influenced by Amish culture and lifestyle. You’ll encounter … Continue reading

What You Will Find at the Lancaster Central Market

During your next stay at Historic Smithton Inn, visit a market that combines two of our favorite activities: shopping and eating! At the Lancaster Central Market, you’ll find plenty of delicious food, fresh produce, scrumptious sweets, and great souvenirs to … Continue reading

Your Guide to the Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

Just 40 minutes from your room at the Historic Smithton Inn is the Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site. The site, founded in 1771 by ironmaster Mark Bird, is an iron plantation. In the simplest terms, an iron plantation was a … Continue reading

Visit the Former Studio of a Famous Painter at Demuth Museum

At the Demuth Museum, you will get a grand tour of the famous namesake painter’s former studio and home. Discover Charles Demuth watercolors and paintings along with a lovely garden at the back of the museum and a history of … Continue reading

3 of the Best Things to Do in Lancaster PA on Sunday

Sunday is a quiet day in Lancaster County, in the heart of Amish and Mennonite Country. Sundays are for church or visiting within the Amish community, which means that several local attractions, shops, and restaurants are closed on this respected … Continue reading