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Explore Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with these travel posts on Reverberations.

At the heart of the Ephrata Cloister are the Saron (or Sisters' House) and Saal (or Meeting House).

Ephrata Cloister Explores Religion & History

It is well-established that freedom of religion is an essential tenant upon which the United States was founded. And it was part of the motivation that drove many of the earliest settlers to come to America, especially Quaker William Penn’s Pennsylvania. One of the most notable communities, founded in the 18th century, is the Historic …

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Wheatland estate in Lancaster is the home of President James Buchanan.

Visiting President Buchanan’s Wheatland Estate

To date, the state of Pennsylvania has only produced a single president. The 15th President of the United States, James Buchanan was originally from Cove Gap, in southcentral Pennsylvania just north of the Maryland border. But he settled in Lancaster which then served as the state capital. Wheatland was his longtime estate. Today it is …

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Lancaster's Central Market is one of the country's oldest market places.

Lancaster City: Beyond PA Dutch Country

For many, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, brings to mind farms on a gently rolling landscape, Amish driving along in horse and buggies, and small villages with entertaining names like Bird-in-Hand and Intercourse. Think Harrison Ford in Witness. The Amish communities have made Pennsylvania Dutch Country and Lancaster County nearly synonymous. But in the heart of the county …

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