Early Closing for Staff Training on April 6

On Thursday, April 6, LancasterHistory.org will be closing early at 3pm for staff training. The Research Library and Archives will close at 2:45pm. There will still be a 3pm Wheatland tour. If you have any questions regarding a visit to LancasterHistory.org on this day, please call 717-392-4633. Thank you!

African-American Heritage Walking Tours

AAHTCoverMontageRDVisit 10 sites with guides & storytellers in the historic city of Lancaster!

Tours available first Saturdays from May to November 2017.

  • May 6, 2017 at 11am & 2pm
  • June 3, 2017 at 11am & 2pm
  • July 1, 2017 at 11am & 2pm
  • August 5, 2017 at 11am & 2pm
  • September 2, 2017 at 11am & 2pm
  • October 7, 2017 at 11am & 2pm
  • November 4, 2017 at 11am & 2pm

Safe & easy walk that takes 60 to 90 minutes. Comfortable shoes recommended.

Tours depart from the Lancaster City Visitor Center at 38 Penn Square, Lancaster. Tickets can also be purchased in advance from the City of Lancaster Office of Promotion or as a walk-in, day of at the Lancaster City Visitor Center. 


  • Adult - $8
  • Senior (62+) - $7
  • College Student - $5
  • Youth (6-18) - $2
  • Under 6 - FREE

Sites Visited Include: Bounty Hunters Offices & Black businesses on Penn Square; site of Elite Hotel; Thaddeus Stevens & Lydia Hamilton Smith Historic Site; Trinity Lutheran Church; Lancaster County Courthouse; St. James Episcopal Church; site of Lancaster Train Station; Shreiner-Concord Cemetery; Fulton Hall/Old Jail; and Central Market. 

For more information about the African-American Heritage Walking Tours, please contact the City of Lancaster Office of Promotion (LOOP) at 717-291-4758. www.visitlancastercity.com 

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