Lancaster, pronounced Land-kiss-ter, is a charming, family-friendly and history-filled town in South Central Pennsylvania. Lancaster may be most well-known for its population of Amish farmers, but his city has so far more that needs to be talked about.
Lancaster, which was initially named Hickory Town, is noted as being one of the oldest inland towns in The United States, this distinction explains how one small city has such a deep and rich history.
Did you know that Lancaster was the capital of the United States? It was only for 24 hours in September of 1777, but it still counts! It was also once the capital of the great state of Pennsylvania.
The town was visited by Meriwether Lewis, half of American History’s favorite dynamic duo, Lewis and Clark, as a trial mission before their famous countrywide expedition.
The fifteen presidents of the United States, James Buchanan, even had his own estate within the city.
All of what Lancaster has to offer is not in the past. Today, visitors and locals to the area enjoy many attractions such as Strasburg Rail Road, Hershey Park, and The Amish Village.