Welcome to Lancaster City

As one of the oldest inland cities in the United States, Lancaster City is rich with history and unique architecture. Established in 1742, the City is home to a diverse population of 60,000 and covers seven square miles. Lancaster City is a bustling small city in the heart of Lancaster County's famous countryside.

Where Colonial Charm Meets Modern City

In recent years, the city has consistently topped lists of best places to visit, and for good reason!

With eclectic shops adorning historic blocks, nationally recognized restaurants, and alluring art galleries, Lancaster City has a distinct urban culture for visitors to explore.

Beef and noodle soup from Sprout

Unique Dining & Vibrant Art

Enjoy our restaurants that value fresh, local and global cuisine. Spend an afternoon in one of our casual coffee shops. Hit the streets and head to our lively bars and pubs. Explore our vibrant art scene and public art.

A Rich History

While Lancaster County is known worldwide for its rural countryside and Amish population, the City of Lancaster is the County’s urban center with its own individual history. Lancaster’s rich architectural heritage makes the City distinctive and unique.

Learn More About Our History

illustration of Central Market in Lancaster City

Established:
1742

Population:
60,000

Square Miles:
7

Most importantly, come celebrate our long history of welcome and the many cultures that call Lancaster home.

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