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Explore York

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New Civil War Trails Markers in York County

First Civil War Trails Marker in North York Borough to Remember Black Veterans On Tuesday, April 2, Lebanon Cemetery became the first Civil War Trails site in North York Borough, PA. The multi-state Civil War Trails program offers more than 1,500 sites for travelers, enabling them to stand in the…

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Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day Gifts She'll Never Forget Hand-Made Here If jewelry is your mom’s speed, check out family-owned The Watchmaker’s Daughter. This third-generation jewelry store is filled with hand-made and antique pieces sure to make her light up when she unwraps her gift. Now offering permanent…

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Jazz in York County

We think York County is the Cat’s Meow. And if you know what that means, this post is for you. April is National Jazz Month, and we have some of the hottest places to take in some cool jazz this or any month. Looking for more live music? Check out the Explore York Calendar of Events. Appell Center…

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A Guide to Your Weekend Break in York County, PA

Looking to explore Pennsylvania’s best-kept secret? In York County, you'll find plenty of ways to experience unique, local experiences that make for the perfect weekend getaway. Things To Do for the History Buff Did you know that the Articles of Confederation were drafted in York and that York was…

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Remembering Mary Jane Small

Mary Jane Small, a prominent figure in York County history, was born in Tennessee in 1850. Little is known of her early years. At the age of 23, she married Reverend John Small, who held a respected position as a bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Zion Church. Despite the societal…

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Q&A on National Black Travel and Tourism Week

These questions and answers were originally part of a social media series during National Black Travel and Tourism Week in January but we thought they also deserved a spot on our blog. Thank you to Victoria Kageni Woodard of Gusa by Victoria for taking the time to share her thoughts with Explore…

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