Lancaster County Towns You’ve Got to See When You Visit Pennsylvania

November 10, 2017

  The unique history of Lancaster County towns means you’re in for quite a historical and cultural treat when you visit Pennsylvania! Come to any of these towns for an experience you’ll cherish for a long time. But, which towns should you visit while you’re here? We’ll tell you! These Lancaster County towns will certainly wow you! Looking for things to do while you’re visiting? You’re in luck! At The Historic Smithton Inn, we’ve put together a free Vacation Guide just for you! It’s full of fantastic ideas for activities, restaurants, shopping, places to stay, and more! Download it today!

Lancaster County Towns You Need to Visit


Lancaster is one of the most well-known Amish towns in PA. Many Amish communities live outside of the main town and continue to make a living by farming the lands that their ancestors inherited. Learn about Amish life and take a tour of actual homes and farmlands with The Amish Experience! Intercourse

This is one of the top tourism destinations for visitors to the Pennsylvania Dutch Country. At the Kitchen Kettle Village, you’ll find a showcase of what the heart of Lancaster County has to offer. Taste the homemade baked goods, jams, relishes, and delicious Amish food! Explore pottery, quilts, jewelry, and local art among other goodies!


Here, you can step back in time and experience the life and history of the Amish community at The Amish Village. You can also visit the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania or Strasburg Rail Road to learn about another type of history in the area. Ed’s Buggy Rides is another authentic area attraction that takes you around in an open or closed carriage.


Attractions, shopping, and dining are all available in Lititz, including the Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery on Maine Street. Tour the original pretzel bakery and get a soft pretzel twisting lesson before enjoying some salty treats. For some sweet to balance the salty, tour the five-story Wilbur Chocolate Museum & Factory! The Lititz Springs Park is another favorite location, with beautiful water features, outdoor concerts, art shows, and some friendly ducks.


Why not explore the very town that you will be staying in during your vacation at the Historic Smithton Inn? Ephrata, PA, offers some beautiful Amish countryside as well as historic attractions. Make a visit to the Ephrata Cloister to read about its rich history and educational programs. Or, go see a play at the Ephrata Performing Arts Center, which has been producing quality plays for 25 years. The Eicher Museum & Art Center might also catch your attention while you’re in town. This historic house and museum combination features historic Indian artifacts. You will also see some Amish and historic landmarks, such as the Bitzers Mill Covered Bridge.

Plan Your Trip to Visit These Lancaster County Towns

When the time comes to plan your visit to Pennsylvania, choose Lancaster County as your destination! As you can see, there is an array of things to do here! Plus, you’ll have the chance to stay in The Historic Smithton Inn. There’s no better way to stay in Lancaster County. We guarantee it. So, browse our beautiful and historic rooms and see for yourself what we mean! Contact us today to book your Lancaster County getaway!