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Historical Beauty and Charm in PA Dutch Country
Nearly 65 miles west of Philadelphia, neatly painted farmhouses dot the countryside of PA Dutch Country. As the name states, the picturesque land of Lancaster County is home to famous Pennsylvania Amish communities. While many travel to PA Dutch Country for a taste of the Amish lifestyle, the area offers plenty of exciting things to do and see.
Rich in history, PA Dutch Country is home to a slew of museums and historical landmarks. The American Civil War Museum, Lincoln Train Museum, General Lee’s Headquarters and Gettysburg National Military Park are several popular attractions. For local shopping, a must see is PA Dutch Country’s Central Market. As a one-stop destination for everything from fruits, vegetables, flowers and meats, the Central Market is the continuously operating farmers' market in the country.
Of course, a trip to PA Dutch Country wouldn’t be complete without experiencing life from an Amish point of view. It’s not hard - Lancaster County is surrounded by the sights and sounds of Amish Country. Experience the traditional Amish lifestyle with unique sightseeing and shopping, including handcrafted woodwork, quilts and pottery. Don’t forget to come hungry. PA Dutch Country cooking uses fresh ingredients from local farms. Many local restaurants specialize in hearty homestyle cooking - served family style.
No matter what your camping style, you’re sure to find it in PA Dutch Country. Visit one of the many Pennsylvania RV campgrounds for a relaxing (and educational) trip. You’ll want to make a return visit!