Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum
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Landis Valley has an outstanding collection of buildings and artifacts representing Pennsylvania German culture and life. Brothers Henry and George Landis built this collection throughout the course of their lives and the PHMC continues to operate this site.
Location: 2451 Kissel Hill Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601
Drive Time From Ephrata: 15 minutes
Cornwall Iron Furnace
Cornwall Iron Furnace is a complete 19th century charcoal cold blast furnace, the only one of its time in the Western Hemisphere. The site includes a small museum and the furnace complex itself. Cornwall produced iron from 1742-1883
Location: 94 Rexmont Rd, Cornwall, PA 17016
Drive Time From Ephrata: 30 minutes
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
Hopewell is not only a historic iron furnace, but contains the various structures of an entire village. Among its buildings are the furance, tenet houses, a blacksmith shop, barn, store, springhouse, and the ironmasters mansion.
Location: 2 Mark Bird Lane, Elverson, PA 19520
Drive Time From Ephrata: 45 minutes
York Heritage Trust Agricultural and Industry Museum
This is one of the finest historical society museums in the area. It contains artifacts from York County, including a locomotive, a plane, plows, pottery, a Conestoga wagon, and many kinds of machinery and tools.
Location: 217 W Princess St., York, PA 17403
Drive Time from Ephrata: 1 hour
The Mercer Museum houses a collection of artifacts used by everyday people. It is housed in a 6 story concrete building that must be seen to be believed. Highlights of the collection include stove plates, a gallows, and cigar store statues.
Address: 84 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
Distance from Ephrata: 1 hour 15 minutes
Moravian Pottery and Tile Works
Tour through the century old facility that still produces tile in the style and tradition of founder Henry Mercer. The century old building is made entirely of concrete and is located adjacent to Fonthill Castle, the home of Henry Mercer.
Location: 130 East Swamp Road, Doylestown, PA 18901
Drive Time From Ephrata: 1 hour 15 minutes
Eckley Miners Village
Eckley Miners Village represents a late 19th and early 20th Centery company coal mining town. Homes, churches, and other structures comprise a once active community. A movie was filmed at the site in the late 1960s.
Location: 2 Eckley Main Street, Weatherly, PA 18255
Drive Time From Ephrata: 2 hours