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Heritage Center Museum of Lancaster County

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Address: 5 W King St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3813
Phone Number: 717-299-6440
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A museum featuring art and artifacts made by the people of Lancaster...

A museum featuring art and artifacts made by the people of Lancaster including the Amish.

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A little bit weird

Lancaster in general is interesting to visit however the locals aren't very welcoming at all and are unwilling to answer questions. They're happy for you to view their lifestyle... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Lancaster in general is interesting to visit however the locals aren't very welcoming at all and are unwilling to answer questions. They're happy for you to view their lifestyle but not to ask questions about it. The staff in the Heritage Centre Museum are friendly but in a cold and distant way.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This museum was full of exhibits about the Amish. I was able to learn about culture and even touch some artifacts. It is right across from the central market and they don't charge a price for admission however they strongly recommend you give a donation of some kind. The staff was friendly and informative. I really liked it.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

This museum's web site claims the Heritage Center Museum is now closed. It seems unclear whether it will re-open. I would check the web site at LancasterCountyHistory,org, where the museum's collections have been moved. My remarks are filled in only to complete this form. They are not true or accurate. I just chose the first answer.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

Really a nice museum in a great location I think it has an elevator to get to upper floors.

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2011

This very nice small museum tells an interesting story of the area and people who live here. Beautiful artifacts. There is a $5 charge for the museum, $4.50 senior. They are no longer on King St. in Lancaster, but off Route 30 across the street from Dutch Wonderland. Also check with them about times they are open--it is listed differently... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2010

The Heritage Center Museum collects, preserves, and interprets Lancaster County Pennsylvania's history and decorative arts. From its exhibits and collections, see the visual works that decorated the homes and reflected the lives of the people who have called Lancaster County home through the years. Each museum piece is a lasting reminder of the people who created what is now Lancaster... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2009

The museum is next to Market Place and connected to the visitor center. Got lots of info here as to best places to visit. There is book you can buy for $1 and take a walking tour of some interesting homes, churches and businesses. I thought it was very interesting but the family got tired of walking. The best thing... More 

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Perth Amboy, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2009

We happened by the Heritage Center Museum, which is located next door to the Central Market. The museum is free, but there is a suggested donation of $2 per person. The second floor interactively exhibited Amish life, including Amish wooden toys, Pennsylvania Dutch language, Amish school material, as well as Amish furniture. The top floor showcased a print shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2009

This is a great place to check out that gives you a nice overview of some of the things in the areas history. You don't need more than an hour to walk around the building. The printing press on the top floor is nice to view.

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