How the Susquehannock Indians became known as the Conestoga

Would you be surprised to know that the Native American tribe known as the Susquehannocks never…

A Brief History of Conestoga Township

Conestoga Township was named for the Conestoga River, which in turn was named for a tribe…

River Guide: Headwaters of the Conestoga

Most people know where the Conestoga River ends. It empties into the Susquehanna directly below Safe…

Virtual walking tour of the Conestoga Area Historical Society grounds

Take a virtual walking tour of the Conestoga Area Historical Society grounds filled with various buildings…

Lancaster’s Darkest Chapter: The Massacre of the Conestoga Indians

On December 27, 1763, the Paxton Boys broke into the Lancaster County Workhouse and slaughtered the…

The Conestoga Horse: The first outstanding horse to be developed in America

Lancaster County had its own horse to pull the Conestoga Wagons (click here to read more…

Conestoga Wagon: Century Strong Ship of Inland Commerce

The Conestoga wagon, as known as "the ship of inland commerce," was used for over a…

Along the Susquehanna at the mouth of the Conestoga River lies a village born in fire but died from ice. Survey the razed company ghost town of Safe Harbor.

There are three Safe Harbors: the Safe Harbor¬†Hydroelectric Dam, the 1930s Village at Safe Harbor, and…