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Destination: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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The Artworks at Doneckers
(717) 738-9503
N. State St., Ephrata
4 floors of artists' studios and galleries selling art, crafts, quilts, catalogue fashion outlet. Free admission.
Folk Craft Center & Museum
(717) 397-3609
445 Mt. Sidney Rd., Witmer
Off Rt. 340 West of Smoketown
Americana and Pennsylvania Dutch Museum, craft shops, sound film by owner/photographer Mel Horst. Herb Garden, woodcrafters shop.
Hands on House, Children's Museum of Lancaster
(717) 569-KIDS (5437)
2380 Kissel Hill Rd., Lancaster 17601
Where playing is key to learning. For ages 2-10.
Hans Herr House and Museum
(717) 464-4438
1849 Hans Herr Drive, Willow Street 17584
Oldest house in Lancaster County. Guided tour, rural life collections.
Heritage Center Museum of Lancaster County
(717) 299-6440
Penn Square, Lancaster 17603
Explore centuries of Lancaster County's rich cultural history through the works of its craftsmen. Quilts, folk art, furniture, and more. Museum Store.
Historic Mill Bridge Village
(717) 687-6521
1/4 mile off Route 30, South Ronks Rd.
Colonial life and Amish culture in one admission. Tours of 1738 Grist Mill, Film "Life of the Amish", Amish house and school, Victorian music room, buggy rides, shops, crafts.
Heritage Map Museum
(717) 626-5002
55 N. Water St., P.O. Box 412, Lititz 17543
The Petite Music Box Museum
(717) 426-1154
255 West Market St., Marietta 17547
Museum of music boxes, which vary from tiny snuff box musical works, circa 1920, to the star of the collection, a Regina 27-inch Orchestral Musical Box, circa 1896, sought after by collectors worldwide.
Historic Rock Ford and Kauffman Museum of Folk Arts and Crafts
(717) 392-7223
881 Rock Ford Rd., Lancaster 17602
Elegant 1794 home of Edward Hand, Washington's Adjutant General, with period antiques. An 18th-century barn on landscaped grounds.
Lancaster Newspapers' Newseum
(717) 291-8600
28 S. Queen St., Lancaster
Printing equipment and displays explain how and why newspapers served people from earliest times to present. Shows old and new production methods and today's headlines.
Landis Valley Museum
(717) 569-0401.
Rt. 272, 2.5 miles N. of Lancaster
2451 Kissel Hill Rd.
Largest Pennsylvania Dutch museum. Museum shop and farm animals. Craft demonstrations. AAA-rated EXCEPTIONAL. Admission.
The National Toy Train Museum
(717) 687-8976
Off Rt. 741, East of Strasburg RR on Paradise Lane
Museum has a fine collection of toy trains from 1880 to present. Five huge operating layouts include O, S, G, HO, and Standard gauge trains. Continuous video show includes a comedy film.
North Museum of Natural History and Science
(717) 291-3941
400 College Ave., Lancaster 17602
Planetarium, live reptiles, Native American, fluorescent, and animal exhibits.
The People's Place Quilt Museum
(717) 678-7101
3510 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse 17534
The first permanent exhibit of antique Amish quilts. These exquisite quilt masterpieces are on the second floor of The Old Country Store in the heart of the oldest Amish settlement in North America.
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
(717) 687-8628
Box 15 (Rt. 741 E)., Strasburg 17579
Over 14 steam locomotives, 11 passenger cars, and a 1950's freight train on display. Go inside a 1905 steamer, caboose, WWII coach. See a private car, GG-1 electric, and more.
The Rothman Gallery at Franklin and Marshall College
(717) 291-3981 (Call for hours.)
P.O. Box 3003, College Ave., Lancaster 17604
Watch & Clock Museum of the NAWCC
(717) 684-8261
514 Poplar Street, Columbia 17512

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