Lancaster, PA

Located in South Central Pennsylvania, the City of Lancaster is known to be one of the oldest inland towns in the United States. Lancaster County is also famously referred to as Amish Country. Lancaster is the 8th largest city in Pennsylvania by population, with over 59,000 calling this metropolitan home. Centrally located, the city is located 70 miles west of Philadelphia, 55 miles northeast of Baltimore, and 90 miles northeast of Washington, D.C.

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Whether city life or country living is for you, Lancaster County offers the best of both worlds! Outside the metropolitan area, Lancaster County is known for its picturesque rolling fields and farmland. The countryside populous includes the oldest Amish settlement in the United States. Learn more about the Amish settlement and lifestyle here.

Lancaster is home to a growing arts scene and is a vibrant hub for shopping and restaurants. The city is also home to several historic landmarks, like the oldest continuously operating farmers’ market  and oldest running opera house in the United States. Lancaster boasts a wonderful mix of both history and revitalization. 

Discover the beautiful landscape of Lancaster County by hiking, biking, golfing at one of the region’s many courses, or simply by taking a drive to explore the historic covered bridges the region is famous for. Learn more about outdoor adventure opportunities in Lancaster here.