Penn Square in Lancaster, PA
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Around Penn Square, you will find a variety of shops including antique shops, handcraft shops and upscale retail stores to visit. A variety of unique restaurants dot the area and features local favorites, small mom-and-pop diners and well-known favorites. In addition, the area is filled with historic buildings, monuments and architecture which makes it an enjoyable city stop.
Penn Square is known for its historic elements. It spans about four blocks and features a range of historic buildings. You can take a tour around this area to help you get familiar with the history of the people, buildings and city. Many of the buildings are original, well-maintained and featuring unique styles from various periods over history.
You will see many of the city's civic locations, commercial spots, religious facilities and social stops. It takes about an hour to walk around, though if you stop to visit these buildings, it will take longer.
Many describe visiting Penn Square as a step back in time because of its numerous buildings, cellar windows you can look into, and the small details that make it truly original. Visit the old city hall from the 18th century, a 19th century marketplace and a skyscraper from the early 1900s.