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WALKING TOURS 
Downtown Heritage & Historic Southeast Lancaster

WHAT TO EXPECT

 

Our tours will help you gain insight into the roots of African American history in Lancaster and surrounding counties. You learn about the roles of African American abolitionists, freedom seekers, civil rights activists, and African American business owners & pioneers. You will discover the roles various city churches played in the African American experience and much more! 

AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE TOURS 

ABOUT

Heritage tours, which take place in the central business district, focus on older Lancaster African American history and the Underground Railroad.


TOUR DATES 

May 4, June 1, July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2 | First tour at 11 a.m.; Second tour at 2 p.m.


LOCATION

City of Lancaster Visitor Center, 38 Penn Square, near Central Market

SITES

Stevens & Smith Center for Democracy, Trinity Lutheran Church, St. James Church and Cemetery


DURATION

About two hours; no reservations

 

HISTORIC SOUTHEAST LANCASTER TOURS 

ABOUT

The Southeast walking tours focus on Urban Renewal and Civil Rights in Lancaster.


TOUR DATES

May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug. 10,  Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 | First tour at 11 a.m.; second tour at 2 p.m.


LOCATION

Crispus Attucks Community Center, 407 Howard Ave.

SITES

Charles Moton House, former Conestoga Elks lodge, Urban Renewal marker

DURATION 
About 1.5 hours; no reservations

 

Read about pricing & how to register for our tours this 2024 season! 

ADMISSION PRICES 
Adults $17

Seniors (62 & older) $10

Students (6–18 ) $5

Children under 6 FREE

 

Visitor Resources 

Please email information@aahsscpa.org if you have questions before you begin your tour.

For more information and to download reports about these properties in the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, visit undergroundrroriginspa.org/heritage-re-sources

PAYMENT PROCESS 

We ARE NOT accepting Credit Card Payments outside of Paypal at this time.
We do accept Paypal, checks or money orders made payable to AAHS of SCPA and mailed to the address shown below:

AAHS of SCPA

1400 Harrisburg Pike #4022

Lancaster, PA  17604-4022

Tour proceeds fund African American Historical Society programs and expenses

 

Also working with the African American Historical Society of South Central Pennsylvania on this heritage tourism program, in addition to LancasterHistory.org, City of Lancaster Office of Promotion, and Historic Lancaster Walking Tour, Inc. are the following supporters and collaborators:

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