History Comes Alive
One Day Tour:
York County History Center Agricultural and Industrial Museum (Tuesday-Saturday)
Learn about York County's vast contributions to the progress of agriculture and industry. Housed in a former factory complex, the York, PA museum features two floors with over 20 exhibits highlighting 300 years of transportation, agriculture and the development of manufacturing and industry. Many of the exhibits feature hands-on experiences for visitors of all ages.
York County History Center Colonial Complex (Tuesday-Thursday)
Tour the gem of downtown York, once the capital of the United States. Walk through the same doorways and rooms where Continental Army generals and congressmen forged history. Included are the 1741 Golden Plough Tavern, the adjoining General Gates House, Barnett Bobb Log House and the reconstructed Colonial Court House.
Central Market House (Lunch, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)
Standing at the corner of North Beaver and Philadelphia Streets for over 125 years, Central Market is a reminder of York's storied history and the anchor of the revitalization of Downtown York. Market shoppers enjoy the finest in locally grown flowers and produce, baked goods, fresh seafood, meats, deli products and many specialty items. Visitors will find fresh local flavor at the many prepared food vendors.
York County History Center Fire Museum
Fire engines, sirens and old-fashioned alarm systems all await you at the Fire Museum, stationed in the historic Royal Fire House. The museum holds collections from the more than 200 years of fire-fighting in York County including horse drawn fire carriages, vintage fire trucks, firefighter uniforms, photographs and much more.
York County History Center Historical Society Museum
The headquarters, Library and Archives and many of the History Center's diverse exhibits are housed in a building that is itself an historic artifact. Constructed in 1921 as an automobile dealership, the main lobby retains its original showroom tile floor and the spacious two-story entrance hall. William Richley donated the building to the York County Historical Society after it had outgrown its prior home in 1955.
Primanti Bros. Restaurant & Bar
Almost famous since 1933, Primanti Bros. Restaurant & Bar originated in Pittsburgh, PA. The good news is you don't have to leave York to try one of their famous sandwiches - cooked deli meats and fish of your choice topped with provolone cheese, hot fresh-cut French fries, sweet and sour coleslaw and tomato slices in between two slices of thick-cut Italian bread. Too much sandwich for you? Enjoy their other offerings such as pizza, wings, oven-baked sandwiches, burgers and much more!
Note: Itinerary can be adjusted based on your group's arrival time/travel distance. Some factories have special operating schedules, please call to verify that the factories will be open at the time of your visit - if not, other options will be suggested. We will work with you to ensure the success of your visit to York County, PA! Also, contact us for help with hotel room rates and blocks.
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