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(to Lancaster City)

From Baltimore/Washington
and South

From Baltimore Beltway I-695, exit onto I-83 North. Follow Rt. 83 North to York, PA. Take exit 19A (462 east, Market Street). Cross over Rt. 462, go through two lights. Turn right onto Rt. 30 east to Lancaster at 3rd light. Travel approx. 20 miles. Take the exit for Harrisburg Pike. Turn right at the light at the top of the exit ramp and travel toward Lancaster City.

From Northeastern Pennsylvania
Follow I-81 South and take exit 90 (Rt. 72 South). Take Rt. 72 South to Lancaster area. Roughly 1 mile beyond the Rt. 30/Rt. 72 junction, turn right at traffic light onto Dillerville Road. At next stop-light, turn left onto Harrisburg Pike traveling towards Lancaster City.

From Western Pennsylvania
Take Pennsylvania Turnpike to exit 247 (Harrisburg East). Take first exit on right immediately following toll booth to get onto Rt. 283 East. Take Rt. 283 East to Rt. 30 West in the direction of York. Take first exit for Harrisburg Pike (Landmark: Park City Mall should be on right). At end of exit ramp, turn left onto Harrisburg Pike and drive towards Lancaster City.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Welcome. Are you a home-educator or parent? Do you have children six-years or older? Are you aware of the learning-experiences Lancaster, Pennsylvania has to offer you and your children? This website offers a preview of just a few of the historic sites, landmarks, and museums available in Lancaster County.

Hands-on Learning

Some pages contain supplemental learning-material to enhance the field-trip or further involve the child’s interaction with the subject. In the section on Lancaster's oldest farmer's market, there is a sidebar containing an authentic recipe for a local desert made by the Amish: Whoopie Pies. At the Hans Herr House, you can customize your museum visit with special hands-on learning activities for your children’s ages or genders. Some of these include candle making, blacksmith work, doing laundry the traditional way, papermaking, colonial games, or quilting. Should your child become the quilting enthusiast, you might want take them to the Lancaster Quilt and Textile Museum or the Heritage Quilt Celebration.


"I organized a field trip for my children (ages 10 and 12) and their co-op group to the Herr House and had them learn how to do laundry the old-fashioned way. Life skills are important and at least now they’ll appreciate the fact that they don’t have to spend four hours a day scrubbing clothes." - Mary Wiser

"My children and I, plus two other families, toured the Amish house. The kids learned about the Amish culture and had fun running around the farm and seeing the animals. They got exercise and hopefully learned a thing or two." - Jess, Gabriel, & Lily Turner

"We went on the walking-tour by the Lancaster Quilt Museum and I have to say it was a clever way to get the kids involved. I have two boys and finding field trips with physical activity is always a plus. I don't think they would've had the patience or the interest to tour the museum, but the walking-tour made it a little more personal and allowed them freedom to run and play outdoors as boys like to do." - Hellen

"I took my two children, my teenage son and my 10-year-old daughter to the Fulton to see Rags and we were all equally stunned by the performance. Amazing theater, amazing performance. Definitely recommend it." - John Fisher

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