River Guide: Headwaters of the Conestoga

Most people know where the Conestoga River ends. It empties into the Susquehanna directly below Safe…

Who is it that adorns the cupola tower above the former P. Lorillard Co. building on South Prince Street?

Atop the tower of the School District of Lancaster offices sits an unusual weathervane called "The…

Side Quest: Visit one of Lancaster’s oldest structures – Byerland Mennonite Meetinghouse

Most Lancastrians know that the Hans Herr House is the oldest building still standing in the…

Virtual walking tour of the Conestoga Area Historical Society grounds

Take a virtual walking tour of the Conestoga Area Historical Society grounds filled with various buildings…

Side Quest: Conestoga Navigation Company’s Lock #6 in Safe Harbor

Hidden in Conestoga River Park along River Road in Safe Harbor is Lock 6 of the…

Side Quest: Explore the ruins of the Colemanville Water & Power Company Dam

Colemanville Hydroelectric Plant on the Pequea Creek and photos of its March 1926 dam breach.

The American Revolution comes to Lancaster

When did the American Revolution begin for Lancaster? June 15, 1774.

Liberty Bond House: the miniature version of the colonial era Penn Square courthouse hiding in Buchanan Park

Believe it or not, there's a miniature replica of the 1787-1853 Penn Square courthouse in Buchanan…

Lancaster’s old Courthouse: Witness to Great Moments in American History

Great moments in American history took place in Penn Square, many inside the old Lancaster courthouse.

To keep the beer flowing during Prohibition, one Beer Baron ran a 3,000-foot suds filled hose through the sewers of Lancaster

Learn how a local beer baron shipped his suds 3,000 feet through the sewers of Lancaster…