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Lancaster Central Market dates back to 1730

Hops and heritage in Lancaster County

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posted June 4, 2020

Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s newest experiential tours were launched late last year, and Discover Lancaster’s Joel Cliff says loKal Experiences crafted them with groups in mind.

The Authentic Amish Country Tour shows guests the oldest settlement in the county, an Amish creamery, and a farm where they can bottle-feed calves and milk cows. Lancaster is steeped in more than 250 years of Amish history, and NTA-members Amish Farm and House and the Amish Experience are also teachers of that past.

The Lancaster History & Craft Beer Walk’s themes have roots that intertwine. The city history walk that winds through Lancaster’s charming streets includes the birthplace of the Conestoga wagon, Colonial churches, and the country’s oldest operating theater and farmers market. Groups will also stop at several craft beer establishments and learn how the libations were inspired by the city’s German history as well as by Prohibition.

For more information, contact Olivia Novak or go to

Top photo: The Lancaster Central Market traces its roots to 1730. This early market was an important, encouraging factor in King George II designating Lancaster as a market town.
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Michelle Johnson Photography


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