Top 10 Things to do Good for a Rainy Day in Lancaster, Pennsylvania (PA)

May 22, 2022 Jasper Kershner

Pennsylvania Dutch country is a fascinating destination to explore. Visitors will get a glimpse of farm life as it was in the early 1800s. Visit markets and farm stores for homemade shoofly pie and fresh produce, or shop for a handmade quilt. President James Buchanan's elegant home, Wheatland, is no less historic but contrasts sharply to the simpler Pennsylvania Dutch heritage sites in Lancaster. Consider a side trip to nearby Hershey, home of Hershey Park and the Hershey chocolate factory.
Restaurants in Lancaster

24 W Walnut St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3015 +1 717-341-0028 [email protected] http://www.annex24gallery.com
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5.0 based on 11 reviews

Annex 24 Gallery

2. Fulton Theatre

12 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3808 +1 717-397-7425 [email protected] http://www.thefulton.org
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5.0 based on 643 reviews

Fulton Theatre

Central Pennsylvania’s nationally regarded premier regional theatre, producing Broadway caliber musicals, comedies and dramas, employing professionals from New York City, the local community, and nationwide, experienced within a beautifully restored 165 year old national historic landmark of ornate Victorian architecture, walking distance from Lancaster’s historic attractions and one block from the Lancaster County Convention Center. MAINSTAGE: Million Dollar Quartet NOW-05/20/18; Hunchback of Notre Dame 06/15/18-07/22/18; GROFF STUDIO SERIES–99-seat Black Box–Intimate, Experiential: Red 05/08/18-05/27/18; FAMILY SERIES (Theatre for Young Audiences) one-hour performances at 11AM Saturday mornings: The Emperor's New Clothes 04/28/18-05/19/18; Aladdin 06/16/18-07/21/18

Reviewed By BetsyA170

Saw a great performance of one of my favorite Agatha Christie novels, Murder on the Orient Express. Cast is outstanding and the staff are so helpful and friendly. We really love this theater!

3. Lancaster Marionette Theatre

126 N Water St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3561 +1 717-394-8398 [email protected] http://lmt.yapsody.com/
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5.0 based on 80 reviews

Lancaster Marionette Theatre

The Lancaster Marionette Theatre is one of the few marionette theatres in America, located in Historic Downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Robert Brock, the founder and Artistic Director, keeps this unique art form alive and well. He creates all the marionettes used in all productions, writes the scripts and music and performs in his unique one-man style. His humor appeals to children, as well as grown-ups. The John Durang Puppet Museum is open before performances. John Durang was the first puppeteer to be born in the USA. He was born in Lancaster in 1768. Backstage tours are given prior to every performance.The Marionette Theatre welcomes field trip groups. We hope to see you soon at one of our exciting shows. Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed By 272josephm - Lancaster, United States

I’ve seen two shows here and highly recommend this to both children and adults. The stories have cute characters and songs to keep the kiddos engaged and Robert throws in enough jokes to entertain the older crowd. Robert is the force that makes it all work with his enthusiastic personality, fun sense of humor, and genuineness! I recommend showing up early before the show to catch the museum and backstage tour. I also recommend taking some time afterwards to gets some pictures and to talk to Robert a bit. He is ridiculously friendly and loves to chat about his work and Lancaster! He’ll also give you tips for taking the best selfies!????

4. The Ware Center

42 N Prince St Millersville University, Lancaster, PA 17603-3840 +1 717-871-7018 [email protected] http://artsmu.com/ware-center/
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5.0 based on 19 reviews

The Ware Center

The Ware Center is a beautiful, state-of-the-art performing arts center located in downtown Lancaster. The Ware Center hosts cultural and artistic events, art exhibitions, dance performances, film screenings, classical and non-classical music performances, private events, family programming, multi-cultural presentations, lectures, and small theatrical productions. Millersville University owns and operates the Ware Center with a mission to provide a broad spectrum of cultural and artistic events and learning opportunities for its students and the public. The Ware Center is an ideal venue for private events too. Local businesses and charities often hold corporate meetings, banquets, and fundraising galas in one of several areas available for private events. The elegant Grand Salon that overlooks Lancaster city and the magnificence of the Steinman Hall stage are popular spots for wedding receptions.

5. Historic St. Mary's Catholic Church

119 S Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603-5311 +1 717-392-2578 http://www.stmaryslancaster.org/
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5.0 based on 54 reviews

Historic St. Mary's Catholic Church

Reviewed By kghudson - Houston, United States

Walked to St. Mary's from the Central Market to see one of the oldest Catholic churches standing on its original sight. Church was open and getting ready for daily mass when we got there about 11:00. Beautiful stained glass, awe inspiring altar and a quiet and reverent church. We try to visit Catholic churches on our visits and St. Mary's was impressive and memorable. Beautiful, Holy spot!!

112 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3534 +1 717-293-0809 [email protected] http://www.christianedavid.com
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Christiane David Gallery

Part of Historic Downtown Lancaster City, Christiane David Gallery adds a generous stroke of color to a community that is already rich in culture and interest.

7. Escape Room Lancaster

18 E McGovern Ave Station Square Center, Lancaster, PA 17602-1923 +1 717-208-6288 http://www.escaperoomlancaster.com
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5.0 based on 262 reviews

Escape Room Lancaster

Reviewed By LISTIXFH

I brought my U16 field hockey travel team over the weekend to participate in an escape room and they had an absolute blast. Listening to them interact and work as as a team was so important for team bonding. I emailed the facility prior to our visit and they were overwhelmingly accommodating at assisting with my reservation. We will be back next time we are in town!!

8. LancasterHistory

230 N President Ave Adjacent to President Buchanan's home., Lancaster, PA 17603-3125 +1 717-392-4633 [email protected] http://www.lancasterhistory.org
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5.0 based on 21 reviews

LancasterHistory

LancasterHistory is a community-based, not-for-profit organization established to educate the public on the history of Lancaster County and its place in the history of Pennsylvania and the United States.

9. Escape On Queen

43 N Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3838 +1 717-435-8049 http://www.escapeonqueen.com/
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Escape On Queen

Escape. On Queen is a fun and interactive puzzle game where you and your team will have 60 minutes to solve a series of puzzles and clues to escape the room! Whether you are looking for a team building experience or you are looking for a unique Lancaster City activity, Escape. On Queen is sure to provide just what you are looking for!

Reviewed By SusanS544 - Lancaster, United States

Our team (5 of us) visited the Tavern room today at Escape on Queen and our host was so great with us. None of us had previous experience and the Tavern is apparently the most challenging of their rooms. We were all amazed at the great detail and intricate clues involved in this process. It was very well thought out and challenging. The room was a delight to be in and was well accessorized to work with the theme. While we missed solving the room in the 60 minutes allocated, we loved ever moment of the experience and look forward to trying other rooms @ Escape on Queen!!

10. Mennonite Information Center

2209 Millstream Rd, Lancaster, PA 17602-1494 +1 717-299-0954 [email protected] http://www.mennoniteinfoctr.org/
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4.5 based on 293 reviews

Mennonite Information Center

A place to come to learn about the Mennonites and Amish of Lancaster County through literature, videos, guided tours, and conversation with a knowledgeable staff person. Also we have a full-scale model of the Biblical Tabernacle on our grounds.

Reviewed By sure2go - Lancaster, United States

The Mennonite Information Center is a great place to learn about the Mennonite and Amish community. In past years I have taken classes to learn the Amish language, which is a fusion language and a fraktur class. We also went on one of their local bus tours. We always enjoy their Christmas sale where local artists sell their handcrafted German art.

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