- The list below includes 116 free or cheap things to do in or near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, including 94 different types of inexpensive activities like History Museums, Haunted Tours, Breweries and Science Museums.
- From Long's Park to Amish Country, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Lancaster and in nearby cities within 25 miles like York, Ephrata, Columbia and Ronks.
The history of Central Market dates back to 1730 when Andrew and James Hamilton laid out the original town. The market moved to its present location in 1757, and the building was constructed in 1889, and still serves as one of the country's largest farmer's markets.
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2209 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA 17602 MoreLess Info
At the Mennonite Information Center, visitors can watch a film about the Amish, take a 45-minute lecture tour of a Biblical tabernacle, attend quilting seminars, and arrange for a guided tour of Lancaster County. Visitors can also learn about bed and breakfasts in Lancaster County.
Locally grown produce and greenery are available at the Country Barn Farm Market which also features local meats and fresh baked goods made from scratch. During certain times in the year, the market even features Pick Your Own Pumpkin and Cut Your Own Christmas Tree events.
The 1,600 seat American Music Theatre features over 300 live performances each year. Performers on the stage have included Grammy winners, Country Music Association winners, Tony winners, and Oscar winners.
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230 N. President Ave., Lancaster, PA MoreLess Info
Lancaster Country's Historical Society is comprised of a library and museum that serves as a historical preservation center to the areas artifacts, books and documents. Locals, as well as historians, enjoy being fully immersed in the areas rich heritage.
The Biblical Tabernacle Reproduction is a reproduction of the Old Testament tabernacle. The center is also an information center for those looking to acquire more information on the life and faith of the Amish and Mennonites.