On this Day in History: George Washington Visits Lancaster

It was on this day—July 3, 1791—that George Washington made his most triumphant visit to Lancaster.…

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…

Haunted Lancaster: The Ghost of General ‘Mad Anthony’ Wayne and his Missing Bones

Revolutionary War General "Mad Anthony" Wayne has the unique distinction of being the only Pennsylvanian known…

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 busybody: Benjamin Franklin’s greatest “invention”?

Is the busybody Benjamin Franklin's greatest invention? Perhaps not but the story behind it is.

The American Revolution comes to Lancaster

When did the American Revolution begin for Lancaster? June 15, 1774.

Lancaster’s old Courthouse: Witness to Great Moments in American History

Great moments in American history took place in Penn Square, many inside the old Lancaster courthouse.

Lititz answers the call of freedom; becomes a hospital town for Revolutionary War wounded

For eight months in 1778, the town of Lititz served as a hospital caring for hundreds…

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…

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…

Side Quest: Revolutionary conspirator and future failed president. Behold the East Orange Street house that sheltered both men.

Would you believe this stately 1749 colonial style mansion in Lancaster City sheltered both a Revolutionary…