Things to Do in Manheim PA

February 24, 2022

37 Things to Do in Manheim PA

Manheim PA is located in the heart of Lancaster County and has something for everyone to enjoy. This small town in Northern Lancaster County with a population of nearly 5,000, boasts art galleries, charming boutiques, nationally-known attractions, wineries, bountiful restaurants and lovely architecture. Manheim is also home to many events such as a monthly community downtown event (1st Thursdays) or the annual PA Renaissance Faire that happens every August - October.  Check out the list below for a whole host of wonderful places to see and things to do in Manheim, PA!!

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1-5:  Visit a Winery / Brewery / Distillery

wine glasses
Source: Waltz Vineyard's Facebook page

Manheim as a terrific collection of wineries, breweries & distilleries, making it a perfect town for a 'tour de tanks'!!  Start out at one of the best vineyards in Lancaster County, then head over to Mount Hope Estate where you can stroll between buildings to try their winery, brewery and distillery.  Then end your tour in downtown Manheim at one of the newest wine maker's in the county.

  • Waltz Vineyard | 1599 Old Line Rd, Manheim | website

  • Mount Hope Estate Winery | 2775 Lebanon Rd, Manheim | website

  • Swashbuckler Brewing Company |2775 Lebanon Rd, Manheim | website

  • Spirits Distilling Company |2775 Lebanon Rd, Manheim | website

  • Glasshouse Wineworks | 8 S Charlotte St, Manheim | website

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6-8:  Take a Tour

barn with cow mural
Source: Kreider Farm's Facebook Page

Taking a tour is a fun way to experience something interesting and unique in a new town, while learning about something new.  Enjoy the sights, sounds & smells of a working farm or learn about local history in a restored train station museum.  Local tours are a unique way to experience a community and the tours in Manheim PA will be a memorable part of your getaway!

  • Kreider Farms (Dairy) | 1461 Lancaster Rd, Manheim | website

  • Spooky Nook Llama & Alpaca Farm | 462 Weidler Lane , Manheim | website

  • Manheim Train Station | 210 S Charlotte St, Manheim | website

9-11:  Get Your Game On!

Rock Wall
Source: Spooky Nook's Facebook page

For anyone with a competitive spirit or just looking to get active during your Lancaster vacation, Manheim has some really fun venues where you can get your blood pumping.  If bragging rights are what you want to take home as a souvenir, check out these Manheim attractions:

  • The Shack Mini Golf | 662 S Oak St, Manheim | website

  • Spooky Nook Rock Climbing| 75 Champ Blvd, Manheim | website

  • Ax Throwing at Artifice Meads & Ales | 55 N Main St, Manheim | website

12-22:  Eat bar

Manheim is home to some really delicious restaurants, with enough variety to keep you coming back time and again depending on your mood or occasion.  From full service bar/restaurants and diners to coffee shops and pizza parlors, your sure to find your perfect Manheim restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

  • The Cat’s Meow Restaurant | 215 S Charlotte St, Manheim | website

  • Mill 72 Bake Shop & Cafe | 45 N Main St, Manheim | website

  • Artifice Meads & Ales | 55 N Main St, Manheim | website

  • Brickhouse Restaurant & Café | 60 N Main St, Manheim | website

  • Divine Swine (seasonal) | 2684 Lebanon Rd, Manheim | website

  • The Shack Restaurant (seasonal) | 662 S Oak St, Manheim | website

  • Mary’s Cheers Bar | 3068 Lebanon Rd, Manheim | website

  • Francesco’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant | 30 S Main St, Manheim | website

  • Blind Bean Roasters | 5 W Stiegel St, Manheim | website

  • City Star Diner | 665 Lancaster Rd, Manheim | website

  • Forklift & Palate | 5 Champ Blvd #2, Manheim | website

23-25:  Experience a Special Event:

lady walking through crowd

Manheim is home to some really unique special event venues!  Lancaster Liederkranz and Mount Hope Estate host events and festivals all year long!  If dancing, drinking & generally having a grand ole time are on your vacation agenda, you should definitely plan your trip around one of these events!

Lancaster Liederkranz | 722 S Chiques Rd, Manheim | website

  • June 10 – 11, 2022: A German Sommerfest
  • July 15, 2022: Parrot Fest (Margaritaville at the Liederkranz!)
  • September 16 -18: Oktoberfest
  • December 11, 2022: Christkindlmarkt

Special Events at Mount Hope Estate / Festivals | 2775 Lebanon Rd, Manheim | website

  • April 23, 2022: Volksfest
  • May 28 – 29, 2022: Flavorfest
  • June 11, 2022: Mount Hope Brewfest
  • June 24 – 26, 2022: Celtic Fling
  • July 9, 2022: Blues & Brews
  • April 20 – October 30, 2022: Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

Mount Hope Estate Theater | 2775 Lebanon Rd, Manheim | website

  • January 29 – 30, 2022: 2 Fierce, 2 Fabulous Drag, Laughter & Family
  • February 19, 2022: Full Moon Fest Comedy Night
  • February – April: Murder at Mount Hope Mansion
  • November – December: Interactive Dinner Theater

26-29:  Attend a Community Event:

town square
Source: Manheim Chamber Facebook Page

Civic organizations like the Manheim Area Chamber of Commerce and the Manheim Historical Society organize special events and fundraisers year-round.  The downtown square in Manheim has unique architecture, great businesses and easy parking for locals and tourists to enjoy fun community gatherings.

  • Rock-n-Glow 5k | June 3rd |  website

  • First Thursdays | website

  • Manheim Area Chamber of Commerce Events | website

  • Manheim Community Farm Show | October 3-7, 2022 | website

30-36:  Shop:

Source: Prussian Street Arcade Facebook Page

If you want to bring home a special gift from your Lancaster County vacation, there area number of shops in Manheim that are privately owned & offer unique gifts, art, food and clothing.  Stroll through the downtown district to check out most of the shops on our list!

  • Stiegel Glassworks | 225-235 S Cherry St, Manheim | website

  • Root’s Market | 705 Graystone Rd, Manheim | website

  • Prussian Street Arcade | 49 N Main St, Manheim | website

  • Horst Arts | 17 N Main St, Manheim | website

  • Boutique 1780 | 24 N Main St, Manheim | website

  • Divine Consign | 37 Market Square, Manheim | website

  • Turntable Store: Vintage Audio Equipment & Records | 54 S Main St, Manheim | website

37:  Stay the Night!

Front view of bed and breakfast at dusk

As you can see, we love sending our B&B guests to Manheim!  It’s an easy drive from the Historic Smithton Inn Bed and Breakfast in Ephrata, to all the things you want to see and do in Manheim. The Smithton Inn’s central location in Lancaster County make it a favorite destination for visitors exploring the area. Our historic property, built in 1763 boasts spacious guest rooms and suites, luxurious amenities, an on-site wine bar & homemade breakfasts each morning that guests rave about. Book Now for the best rates and availability.

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