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8+ Fun Things to Do On A Sunday In Lancaster, PA

Things to do on a sunday in lancaster, pa - an amish farm that hosts tours on Sundays

Wondering what’s open in Lancaster on Sunday? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered with these 8+ fun activities in Lancaster County, even on Sundays!

While Sundays may seem quiet in Dutch Country, there are still plenty of fun things to do on a Sunday in Lancaster, PA!

Lancaster County is nothing short of charming and offers endless activities for families, groups, and individuals. Are you looking for unique date night activities? Click here for things to do in Lancaster, PA, for couples. While your bucket list of things to do in Lancaster may be long, not everything is always open on Sundays. Many Lancaster businesses follow a traditional business schedule with Sunday closings as a day to observe time to rest. 

So for those still wanting fun and engaging activities, even on Sundays, we’ve got the list for you. Check out these 8 activities you’ll want to try the next time you visit over a weekend.

1. Visit Local Museums

An exterior shot of Cornwall Furnace in Cornwall, PA.

Planning a Sunday vacation or day trip can be a challenge, especially if you have kids along for the ride in a small town. Luckily, Lancaster boasts many unique local museums open on Sundays to the public. 

From local rich history to transportation, the art museum and science center, many local museums make learning fun, and we have no doubt everyone in your group will learn something new about the historic Lancaster area. 

Some of our favorites you’ll want to check out include Cornwall Iron Furnace, the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and the North Museum of Nature and Science

2. Enjoy Some Shopping

People walking and shopping at the Tanger Outlets in Lancaster, PA

Although Amish-owned businesses and small privately-owned shops are likely to be closed on Sundays, there are still some terrific options for visitors who want to do some shopping while visiting Lancaster County. 

The Tanger Outlets and the Shops at Rockvale, conveniently located on Lincoln Highway East, offer premium outlet shopping for locals and tourists alike. With many different shops to choose from, groups can find something for everyone at these locations. 

3. Tour The Amish Farm and House

Exterior of Amish Farm and House in Lancaster, PA

The Amish Farm and House is an interactive, educational experience that offers visitors a glimpse into the unique lifestyle of the Amish community in Lancaster County. Open 7 days a week; the tour includes a visit to an authentic Amish farmhouse, a one-room schoolhouse, and a barn with farm animals. 

Visitors can also ride in a horse-drawn carriage and learn about the Amish culture, history, and traditions from knowledgeable guides. It’s an excellent activity for families, groups, and anyone interested in learning more about the Amish way of life.

4. See A Show At Fulton Theatre

Inside view of the Fulton Theatre in Lancaster, PA

The Fulton Theatre strives to make each production unique, and unlike others you may have seen before. Art evolves, and Fulton Theatre’s goal is to bring visitors top-notch quality immersive experiences that are timely and relevant to their lives or the way they like to be entertained. 

The local theatre is also perfect for anyone wanting to explore downtown. Grab a bite to eat, hop over to the theatre for your show, browse the gift shop and walk the streets by the square when you’re done.

5. Tour The Countryside With Strasburg Scooters

Dozens of people having fun on a scooter tour in Lancaster PA

Seeing rustic Amish farms and the picturesque Lancaster countryside is a fantastic way to take in the area without the bustling tourist attractions. Strasburg Scooter Tours provides guided tours of the Amish countryside on 2- or 3-wheel scooters (50cc), allowing guests to get up close and personal with the historical significance of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

You can choose from a guided covered bridge tour in Strasburg, PA, or a guided Amish Country road excursion in Bird-in-Hand, PA, all winding through the back roads of Amish Country. 

Ride alongside an Amish buggy, ride past Amish community schoolhouses, and take in the scenic views of Lancaster County’s finest areas. You can depend on Strasburg Scooters for first-class service, professional guides, and knowledgeable locals who will ensure your ride is fun for everyone. 

6. Rise Above The Clouds With Lancaster Balloon Rides

A Lancaster Balloon Ride hot air balloon traveling over Amish Country in PA.

If you’ve never experienced a hot air balloon ride, this once-in-a-lifetime experience is one you will not want to miss out on. Lancaster Balloon Rides are perfect for those life-changing memories – like a proposal or major bucket list item – and equally as outstanding as a spur of the moment plan. 

Whatever your reason, rising above the clouds in Central PA will give you a whole new perspective of the beautifully scenic area. Experience more than just a quick ride up into the sky. Experience a momentous event in your life, filled with remarkable sights of breathtaking vistas, spent with those who matter most to you. 

7. Grab A Taste Of Amish Tradition

A variety of food served at Miller's Smorgasbord in Lancaster, PA

Lancaster is all about Amish food and locally sourced delicious tastes. Many of the restaurants located in Lancaster County have either Amish meal items or dessert items on the menu. The food is often home-cooked and frequently locally sourced from one of the many Amish farmhouses that dot the Pennsylvania Dutch Country landscape. 

If you’re looking to try a taste of the Amish tradition, Miller’s Smorgasbord and other local favorites offer a large selection of Amish foods with rich Pennsylvania-Dutch heritage. 

8. Hit The Water

A family getting ready to kayak on the lake at Chiques Rock Outfitters in Columbia, PA

Just outside Lancaster City, head to Columbia, PA, and explore the watertown’s many aquatic outdoor activities. Chiques Rock Outfitters provides kayak and canoe rentals to those wanting to hit the water and explore the Susquehanna River. Explore on your own or go with a guide for your fun activities from the Outfitters. 

9. Take a Shot at Some Mini Golf

A child and parent playing on one of the holes at Village Greens Mini Golf in Strasburg, PA.

Mini golf is a perfect Sunday activity for families, couples, or groups looking for a fun and relaxing time in Lancaster County, PA. Village Greens Miniature Golf offers challenging and scenic courses suitable for all ages and skill levels.

It’s also a budget-friendly option that won’t break the bank and is a great way to unwind after a long week. So whether you choose Village Greens or other local courses, miniature golf is a perfect Sunday activity for everyone.

Start Planning Your Things To Do In Lancaster County

Just because Sundays mean rest for some doesn’t mean you can’t still get out and explore Lancaster County. So start planning the trip you’ve always wanted in Lancaster, PA, and book your scooter tour for Sunday-Fundays today! 

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