History & Culture
Schaefferstown, PA - To step back in time, visit Historic Schaefferstown (HSI). The Pennsylvania German and Swiss cultures, which flourished here during the last few centuries, are authentically presented among several historic sites
Cornwall, PA – It is difficult to imagine that this quiet cluster of beautiful buildings nestled in the rolling hills of Lebanon County was once the home of a fire-breathing blast furnace with an insatiable appetite for rocks and wood!
Annville, PA - The elaborate Pennsylvania Veterans’ Memorial is the largest monument in VA’s National cemeteries. The combination open-air space and building stands 107 feet high and 360 feet long. Its design evokes "the ruins of a war-torn building centered in a land of solemnity."
Mt. Gretna, PA - The Society is charged with preserving the heritage of the entire Mount Gretna area
Lebanon, PA – Housed Inside the Stoy Museum, this library is a repository for Lebanon County Genealogy and History. Here you can find church records, cemetery records, census records, newspapers, maps, family histories, city directories, photographs, documents, postcards, and more.
Lebanon, PA – The Lebanon County Historical Society was organized in 1898 by a group of interested local citizens and amateur historians. The Society was considered the county’s attic until 1935, when the group offered its first public exhibits. Today, the LCHS is a place where residents and visitors alike can experience our history first-hand, as well as conduct their own historical research and have access to related gifts and souvenirs. The LCHS is truly one of Lebanon County’s hidden gems.
Lebanon, PA – Constructed in 1773 as a home for Dr. William Henry Stoy and later serving as Lebanon County’s first courthouse, the museum’s exhibits include fine examples of everyday living from the 19th and 20th Century: a pharmacy, general store, parlor, toy shop, ladies’ fashions and more. Guided tours only; it is requested that groups of more than 6 schedule their tours in advance. A typical tour lasts about 1 1/2-hours.
Lebanon, PA – Situated on 109 acres of meadows and woods, you will find the oldest existing transportation tunnel in the U.S - The Union Canal. The Tunnel was completed in 1827 and today is a treasured National Historic Landmark.