History Comes Alive

One-Day Tour

Zimmerman Center for Heritage -- Susquehanna Heritage
Tour this historic 18th century mansion on the banks of the Susquehanna River, be inspired by the Susquehanna River art collection, or learn about the Susquehannock Indians. Enjoy beautiful river views from the riverside pavilion or take a short hike to view the site of the Susquehannock’s last settlement.

Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village
At the Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village, you can tour the A.M. Grove general store and see how a nearly 100 year old elevator works. Listen to their player piano while you view the many items from the past. Also take a look at the many exhibits of the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad along with visiting the train station, post office, and telephone exchange. While there, you can also see their grain elevator, roller mill, and view other outbuildings.

Northern Central Railway of York
Ride along the same route that carried President Lincoln from Washington, DC, to Gettysburg, PA, where he delivered one of the greatest speeches in American History! Northern Central Railway of York is an excursion railroad that makes time travel possible! It's an authentic experience where you can meet presidents and generals, experience the Wild West, enjoy the spirit of the season any time of year, and literally ride along the very rails that helped build and save our nation.

York County History Center Agricultural and Industrial Museum 
Learn about York County's vast contributions to the progress of agriculture and industry. Housed in a former factory complex, AIM features two floors with more than 20 exhibits featuring a three-story working grist mill, original Conestoga Wagon and a 1916 trolley car that used to carry locals through the streets of York. Schedule your visit today to take a step into the past!

York County History Center Colonial Complex
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 where the Second Continental Congress worked out of during the winter of 1777-1778 adopting the Articles of Confederation.

Note: Itinerary can be adjusted based on your group's arrival time/travel distance. Some locations have special operating schedules, please call to verify that the locations 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.