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Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Quilt Country

Places to see and things to do in a region known for its rich quilting heritage.

Farm Fresh

The oldest indoor farmer’s market in the nation, the Central Market Farmer’s Market in downtown Lancaster is located in an 1889 building. It offers a selection of fresh produce, meats, cheeses, ethnic foods, and pastries.

Central Market Farmer’s Market
William Henry Place (King and Queen Streets)
Lancaster, PA 17603
Open Tues., Fri. and Sat.

Lancaster Quilt & Textile Museum
37 North Market St.
Lancaster, PA 17603


Famous Pastries

A regional specialty, cream-filled chocolate whoopee pies are piled high on a pastry counter in the Central Market Farmer's Market.

Bird-in-Hand Bake Shop
The spot for shoo-fly pie, angel food cake, and potato rolls
542 Gibbons Rd.
Bird in Hand, PA 17505

Options Galore

Located in Intercourse, Pennsylvania, the Jam and Relish Kitchen sells 72 flavors of jams, jellies and regional relishes made on site.

Jam and Relish Kitchen
Kitchen Kettle Village
Route 340
Intercourse, PA 17534

Village Quilts
Kitchen Kettle Village
Route 340
Intercourse, PA 17534

All Aboard

Take a 45-minute ride on a steam train through Pennsylvania Dutch farmland.

Strasburg Rail Road
Route 741 E
Strasburg, PA 17579

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Route 741
Strasburg, PA 17579

Down Time

Pastoral country views can be seen all around Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Quilts Old and New

A contemporary quilt in earthy colors hangs in the People's Place Quilt Museum in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Admission is free.

The People’s Place Quilt Museum
3518 Old Philadelphia Pike
Intercourse, PA 17534
800/828-8218, ext. 231

Long-Standing Tradition

Selling Amish quilts since 1980, Esh's Quilts in Gordonville, Pennsylvania welcomes visitors with colorful "Quilts for Sale".

Esh’s Handmade Quilts
3829 Old Philadelphia Pike
Gordonville, PA 17529

Quilts and More

Quilts and quilt-related items can be found at the Quilt Shop at Miller's Smorgasbord in Ronks, Pennsylvania. The well-lit shop offers quilting demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

The Quilt Shop at Miller’s Smorgasbord
Route 30, Ronks, PA 17572
800/669-3568, ext. 249

Right at Home

Fabric lovers can find shopping opportunities in local homes.

Hannah Stoltzfoos Quilts and Handmades
216 Witmer Rd.
Lancaster, PA 17602

Country Hospitality

Bird-in-Hand Country Store located in Bird in Hand, Pennsylvania offers free Quilters Candy, a fat sixteenth tied with a scrap.

Bird-in-Hand Country Store
2679 Old Philadelphia Pike (Route 340)
Bird in Hand, PA 17505

Signs of the Times

This colorful sign points the way to the oldest turkey farm in the United States.

Quilts All Around

A common site in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, a vibrant one-patch charm quilt is displayed on a front porch.

Pennsylvania Dutch Convention & Visitors Center
For a list of member quilt shops, click on shopping, then quilts.


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