Sons of Liberty: Matthias Slough and the White Swan Hotel

Despite having no battles fought here, Lancaster was still a hotbed of political activity before and…

Haunted Lancaster: Ghastly discovery beneath Cherry Street in 1891

While digging a ditch in 1891 for a new sewer along Cherry Street in Lancaster, Davis…

Lancaster City Revolutionary War sites: Equestrian Stables for Washington’s Army

With the outbreak of the Revolution, Lancaster was far enough away to be a safe location…

Does a traitor’s treasure lie hidden in Springettsbury Township?

Before having his property confiscated for being a traitor, British Loyalist James Rankin allegedly hid his…

Mr. Washington Goes to Lancaster

It's Presidents' Day! As such, we celebrate the life of George Washington. But did you know…

Notorious Doan Outlaws leave behind $2 million in Berks County

The notorious gang of Quaker brothers, known as the Doan Outlaws, became renowned for robbing tax…

Does a traitor’s treasure lie hidden in Springettsbury Township?

Before having his property confiscated for being a traitor, British Loyalist James Rankin is rumored to…

Would you believe cowboys fought in the American Revolution…and on the side of the British?

The American Revolution produced the first "cowboys." But these hard riding, clever guerrilla fighters worked for…

Independence comes to Lancaster but not until July 8

In a time before social media, news traveled slowly. Word of the Declaration of Independence's signing…

The Grape: Secret meeting place for Lancaster’s Sons of Liberty

If you are looking for the epicenter for the spirit of independence in Lancaster County, look…