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Meet makers at work in our art galleries or visit a self-guided studio and express your creative side. Theatre stages come alive with music, dance, and more. Step back in time to pivotal periods in history and the birth of our nation. Offering small town charm, thriving downtowns & gorgeous countryside – you'll have it made here.
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Meet our makers
The independent makers' spirit is alive and well in York County with a wide variety of local, independent businesses. From cutlery to charcuterie boards, furniture to fab fashion finds, York County invites you to put away your laptop and shop outside the box.
Visit an authenticated Underground Railroad site, learn about the unique and inspiring life of local hero and entrepreneurial legend William C. Goodridge, and visit the oldest black cemetery in York, Pennsylvania.
Fresh air and free fun
With more than 4,500 acres of public park lands, miles upon miles of trails, and the majestic Susquehanna River, York County invites you to hike, bike, paddle or float your way to the perfect outdoor lover's weekend getaway.
Celebrate the birth of our nation
York County will celebrate its 275th year in 2024. Step back in time to see where the Second Continental Congress met at the Courthouse, adopted our nation’s first constitution, and drafted the Articles of Confederation.
Sail the Susquehanna
Step aboard the mahogany-planked, six-ton, 55-foot-long "Chief Uncas," a 110-year-old electric boat originally commissioned for Anheuser-Busch beer magnate Adolphus Busch in 1912. See what it's like to sail the Susquehanna in style.
Something old is new again
A cornerstone of downtown York since 1925, The Yorktowne Hotel was the embodiment of the elegance and vivacious spirit of an era known for being over-the-top. The 11-story building, designed in Renaissance revival, closed its doors for renovation in 2016 and is now open in all its glory! Head to the rooftop bar for libations and a great view of historically edgy downtown York.
York County is home to three historical railroads including the Northern Central Railway of York, where visitors can ride along the same route that carried President Abraham Lincoln from our nation's capital to Gettysburg, PA, to deliver one of the greatest speeches in American History. Stewartstown Railroad Company and the Ma & Pa Railroad also offer themed rides on a variety of topics.
Sip and share
The Good Libations Trails® bring together some of the best beer, wine, and craft spirits in York County and the surrounding area. Visit a vineyard along the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail®, discover new brews on the Susquehanna Ale Trail®, and try small-batch spirits on the Keystone Craft Spirits Trail® … all while meeting passionate beverage makers dedicated to crafting the finest libations. Visit YorkPA.org/GLT for more information.
On the horizon in early 2024
Opening of the York County History Center's new location. Dubbed the "Steam Plant Project," this $28 million project will offer compelling programs and exhibits, inviting guests to explore the history, people, and culture of our county, state, and nation.