Haunted Lancaster: How a doomed ferry crossing, dynamite, and grief lead to watery deaths on the Susquehanna

At its peak before the completion of Columbia's first bridge in 1814, 15 different ferries were…

Haunted Lancaster: The sad tale of Lover’s Leap at Chickies Rock

Even if you don't believe in ghosts or spectral apparitions, Chickies Rock is a place of…

Haunted Lancaster: The Legend of Ironville’s Headless Horseman

Legend says that on cold autumn nights in the five minutes before midnight, the sounds of…

Haunted Lancaster: The ‘White Angel’ of Shenks Ferry’s Haunted Tunnel

Local lore hangs heavy at Shenks Ferry. Stories vary but most center around the death of…

Haunted Lancaster: The Ghost of General Reynolds

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

The day Lancaster was the nation’s capital

September 27 On this day in 1777, Lancaster became the nation’s capital when fourteen members of…

Was Lampeter named after handicapped tavern keeper Peter Yeordya?

Legend has it Lampeter was named after an early resident and disabled tavern keeper, Peter Yeordya.…

The Great Indian Treaty of 1744

In June of 1744, scores of Native Americans began to gather outside of Lancaster in a…

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…

Tschantz Graveyard: The final resting place for several of Lancaster’s first settlers and one of the County’s oldest cemeteries

1710 Lancaster County Immigrants In 1710 the first extensive settlement in what would later become Lancaster…