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Historic Site
Discover the Amish way of life at The Amish Farm and House, a 200-year-old estate providing insight into one of the country's most private co
Longwood Gardens , Kennett Square
One of the United States' premier botanical gardens, Longwood Gardens spans over 436 hectares (1,077 acres) and is home to 11,000 different t
Tours from $55
Flea Market
Tours from $52
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Witness landmarks and monuments relating to the Battle of Gettysburg on this guided bus tour of the carefully restored battlefield. Your knowledgeable guide discusses the various phases of this three-day battle that was the turning point in the American Civil War. See significant locations including McPherson Ridge, Culp's Hill, Little Round Top, Devil's Den and the site of Pickett's Charge. Ideal for history lovers, this tour is a somber exploration of one of the most pivotal places in America's past as well as a convenient drive from the nation's capital.
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Specialty Museum
Landis Valley Museum , Lancaster
The Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum is a 100-acre living history museum located on the site of a former rural crossroads village in Lanca
Room Escape Game
Room Escape Games , Lancaster
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The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730. Although most people know this region because of its Amish community, Lancaster draws an increasing number of international visitors with its landmark buildings and renowned universities. The city includes not only one of the largest historic districts in the country, but also one of America's oldest colleges, established in 1787 and named after Benjamin Franklin, one of its benefactors. The country charm of the region draws up to 8 million visitors annually to this town of just under 60,000, which thrives primarily on tourism dollars. Begin your tour of Lancaster by getting to know its pedestrian-friendly downtown, the heart of all tourist action, especially noted for containing the oldest continuously operating farmers market in the United States. Our United States online trip itinerary planner combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.

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