Market and Beyond

Duration: 3 Hours

Location: Downtown Lancaster






12-21 yrs old

All sales are final. Non refundable. Tours occur rain or shine.

Explore the history and local tastes of downtown Lancaster. All culminating at the country's oldest farmer's market.

  • Learn how Lancaster became the oldest inland city in the United States
  • Discover why downtown is dubbed "the new Brooklyn"
  • Taste bites from Lancaster mainstays including pretzels and bird inspired sandwiches
  • Tour the amazing and historic Lancaster Central Market

Tours run Friday and Saturday at 10:30

Photography encouraged

Satisfaction guaranteed

downtown Lancaster Visitors Center

While Lancaster is known for it’s Amish heritage, take a walk with us to learn more about our historic, vibrant, art and food filled downtown. We will meet and the Visitor’s Center in Penn Square then walk to several local food vendors. Along the way we will learn why the Woolworth company opened its first store in downtown Lancaster, how our theater once housed the city’s first jail, and of course the history of our food and beloved Central Market.

Escape the everyday and let our guides share the unique food and history of downtown Lancaster.


Started in 1983, Isaac's has been serving up its famous, made fresh, bird inspired sandwiches to very happy customers.

Foltz's Pretzels

Foltz's warm, chewy soft pretzels have been a mainstay for 28 years.

Lancaster Cupcake

Founded on the belief "that a cupcake has the simple power to impact someone's day" Lancaster Cupcake is the stop for locals to indulge their craving for delicious cupcakes.

Seasons Olive Oil & Vinegar Taproom

Starting in family fields in Spain, the Seasons Olive Oil & Vinegar Tap Room owners create and sell product based on passion and quality - winning many awards.

Shady Maple

From its roots as an open air produce stand under the “shady maple” trees in East Earl PA, Shady Maple Farm Market and Bakery has grown into a staple of Lancaster County culture.

Lancaster Central Market

The country's oldest farmers' market, in the heart of Amish country occupies a beautiful 120 year old red brick building chock-full of local character.


Levengoods of Lancaster is a local cidery serving up a variety of their own handcrafted seasonal cider, along with craft beer, wine and delicious snack food.

Lancaster Pickle Company

A unique local company with over 12 varieties of fresh- made pickles. A Lancaster favorite!

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