Unlock the secrets of Kepler Lodge—Martic Forge’s ironmaster mansion, YWCA, and Jewish Community Center

Built in 1735 and used by millionaire ironmaster Robert Coleman between 1793 and 1805, Kepler Lodge…

Architectural Tour: The Historic Village at Safe Harbor

The hydroelectric plant across the Susquehanna was not the only construction project taking place at Safe…

Side Quest: Visit one of Lancaster’s oldest structures – Byerland Mennonite Meetinghouse

Most Lancastrians know that the Hans Herr House is the oldest building still standing in the…

Side Quest: Explore the ruins of the Colemanville Water & Power Company Dam

Colemanville Hydroelectric Plant on the Pequea Creek and photos of its March 1926 dam breach.

Join the search for Lancaster County’s oldest tombstone

The question is simple. Where is Lancaster County’s oldest tombstone located? Finding the answer is harder…

Holtwood and Safe Harbor weren’t Lancaster’s only hydroelectric dams. Enter the Colemanville Water & Power Company

In 1905, Holtwood wasn’t the only hydroelectric dam being built. In the sleepy hamlet of Colemanville,…

Side Quest: Explore the 300-year-old Pequea Silver Mine

Go down in history when you explore the 300-year-old abandoned Pequea Silver Mines.

Side Quest: Safe Harbor Village Walking Tour

Explore the historic Safe Harbor Village with this 1.25 mile self-guided walking tour.

Sickman’s Mill: A stone monument to a forgotten time

Sickman's Mill located along the banks of the Pequea Creek is a monument to a forgotten…

This Lancaster bookworm has been reading the newspaper daily for 40 years

Lancaster's metallic bookworm has been reading the newspaper daily for nearly 40 years. But how much…

Haunted Lancaster: The Laughing Ghost of Gonder Mansion

Behind the walls of the Strasburg's most beautiful home lies a dark secret. More than 100…

Haunted Lancaster: The Ghost of General Reynolds

Some believe General John Reynolds' spirit never found peace. As such his ghost wanders the streets…

Haunted treasure lies hidden in Safe Harbor; chaotic spoils of the French & Indian War

In 1870, treasure hunters descended into Safe Harbor. Under the cover of darkness, they searched for…

The Great Ice Flood of 1904 that erased Lancaster County towns from the map

In 1904 an ice flood destroyed towns along the Susquehanna. Flooding far exceeded what occurred in…

Lancaster County once boasted nearly 500 of these silent stone sentinels. Today fewer than 20 percent remains. Unlock the mystery of these ancient masonry guardians.

Drive the back roads of Lancaster County, and you may have noticed small medieval-looking fortresses embedded…