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First National Bank Museum

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First National Bank Museum

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170 Locust St, Columbia, PA 17512-1109
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Underground Railroad half-day experience - Lancaster County, PA USA
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Underground Railroad half-day experience - Lancaster County, PA USA

This tour is specially designed for safe distancing by engaged cell phone technology between the conductor's private vehicle and the vehicles of the guests. One or two vehicles can be accommodated in this way, following the conductor who narrates stories along the tour route and also makes occasional stops. Short walks and talks are done at proper distances at select locations. <br><br>Your conductor is a former journalist, now a consulting historian and advocate for the preservation of historic sites associated with the Underground Railroad. Randolph Harris has been responsible for the research and documentation of 21 of the approximately 55 sites, programs and facilities included in the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Seven of these designated sites are visited on this walking tour of the City of Lancaster.
$200.00 per adult
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Penrose leRoi wrote a review Oct 2019
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania7 contributions
A hidden gem in Lancaster County. Forget the buggies and shoofly pie, this place is not only beautiful, it's packed with historic implications and inspiring facts. Hosts, Nora and Michael, know their stuff and are happy to share their knowledge. Friendly and informative. This is the real thing. Authentic. Simply delightful.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Explorer724428 wrote a review Jun 2019
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This is a beautiful little museum. I was blown away by the care Nora and her family have taken to restore and maintain the building and how extremely knowledgable they are. The bank artifacts and history are fascinating. Thank you so much!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Dana B wrote a review Jun 2019
Glenmoore, Pennsylvania15 contributions5 helpful votes
2 dozen+ Detwilers were treated to the most amazing tour of this bank museum!! Was the first visit for the vast majority and Nora took us through the incredible history and bank artifacts, all very fascinating! We are so appreciative of the painstaking renovations having been made and continue! A must see for ANY history buff! We will definitely be back! Thank you so much for spending part of your afternoon with us!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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BaltimoreTraveler91 wrote a review Sep 2018
Baltimore, MD28 contributions18 helpful votes
What a great small museum!!! Our tour guide Nora gave us all sorts of information and insight into not only the First National Bank during its heyday and the banking industry in the region, but also the history of the building itself, which is a private residence as well as home to the museum. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is doing some sightseeing in the Columbia/Lancaster/York area and is interested in this sort of thing. Tours are by appointment only, so be sure to call ahead.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Sherry M wrote a review Jul 2018
West Chester, Pennsylvania188 contributions42 helpful votes
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The owner/tour guide Nora grew up in the building so she has much insight to the history. Beautiful wood detail inside. You will only be viewing the lowest level which is the bank. Original equipment and items along with explanations will keep your attention. Photos are allowed. I don't know that little ones would have much if any appreciation but it doesn't take too long to go through so if they are well behaved you will enjoy the tour. The length of the tour depends on your questions and interest. There are no set tour times as this is also a residence. Just call ahead.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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