C. Emlen Urban
Tour in the City of Lancaster

Saturday, October 15, 2022, 9am-5pm

Walking tours in the beautiful Historic City of Lancaster. Featuring 45 minute and 2-Hour tours.

Limited Event! Sign up before it's too late.

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All Hallow Gala Halloween Party

Saturday, October 29, 2022, 5:30 - 8:30pm

Join us for a fun night of *costume contests, spooky stories, and delicious food and libations in the (rumored to be haunted) 1787 Sehner-Ellicott-von Hess house in downtown Lancaster.

Architectural Tour Booklets Now On Sale

These booklets provide a detailed look at the architectural treasures found in the historic municipalities of Ephrata and Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Each booklet is richly adorned with photographs and descriptions of each town's most striking and significant homes, buildings, factories, municipal structures, and more.

Ephrata Tour Booklet

Featuring Ephrata’s architectural treasures highlighted the Trust’s 2016 Ephrata Architectural Walking Tour.

Ephrata Walking Tour Booklet

Columbia Tour Booklet

A booklet featuring the architectural gems of the Trust’s 2019 Columbia Architectural Walking Tour.

My buildings will be my legacy... they will speak for me long after I'm gone.

Julia Morgan

To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history but to articulate it.

Daniel Libeskind

We live in a time of renaissance … cities are coming back to life, after a long neglect.

Daniel Libeskind

Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.

Frank Gehry

Our Mission:

To encourage and facilitate historic preservation throughout Lancaster County.