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Arts & Culture

Discover the Art & Soul of York County!

York County is rich in history. Its past is a Beacon for our future. Its people are diverse and filled with creative expression. Their talents are the energy that propels the imaginations of a people bound by space and culture.

The Cultural Alliance of York County is a collaboration of organizations whose purpose is to nurture the art and soul of us all, keeping our history alive, and our arts vibrant.

York County Bicentennial Commission/York County Colonial Court House

P.O. Box 176
York, PA 17405
(717) 755-4392

York is the nation's first capital-the Pennsylvania town where this nation's actual birth took place. The York County Colonial Court House is where the words "The United States of America" were first formally proclaimed, and where the first Constitution was adopted.

The Fire Museum of York County

757 W. Market St.
York, PA 17404
(717) 792-3346

The Fire Museum of York County is located in a turn of the century fire house that holds the history of more than two centuries of firefighting in York County. Some of the 72 fire companies in the museum date back to pre-revolutionary days.

York County Heritage Trust

250 E. Market St.
York, PA 17403
(717) 848-1587

The York County Heritage Trust is the newest and the largest local heritage organization in central Pennsylvania. Programs and activities at its three museum facilities and five historic house museums encourage visitors of all ages to explore the heritage of York County. Whether you're interested in the American or Industrial Revolution, genealogy or Civil War generals, the York County Heritage Trust has something for you to see and enjoy. From field to factory to furniture and fine arts, the Heritage Trust has what it takes to present the local past in all its dimensions.

York Little Theatre

27 S. Belmont St.
York, PA 17403
(717) 854-3894

Since 1933, York Little theatre has been York's only community theater offering a year only season of live theater, workshops, and classes for adults and children. YLT relies on the wealth of York's volunteer talent for its performance, production and administrative work force.

York Art Association

220 S. Marshall St.
York, PA 17402
(717) 755-0028

The York Art Association is a visual arts organization founded in 1905 by a group of local artists with the goal of encouraging and developing an interest in the creation and appreciation of the visual arts. The facilities include a gallery, classroom studio and ample parking.


10 N. Beaver St.
York, PA 17401
(717) 848-3200

YorkArts' mission is to encourage the arts in all disciplines and to provide arts experiences to everyone-particularly populations who might not otherwise experience art in all its forms. YorkArts houses a gallery, classrooms, artists' studios, a pottery studio and hosts poetry readings, camps, gallery exhibits and girl scout badge classes.

York Symphony Orchestra

10 N. Beaver St.
York, PA 17401
(717) 812-0717

The York Symphony Orchestra has a 67-year history of providing the finest symphonic music to the citizens of York. Conductor and Music Director, Dr. Robert Hart Baker, is renowned for his extraordinary ability to lead the region's finest musicians along with guest artists in a celebration of live music.

The York Junior Symphony Orchestra

The York Junior Symphony Orchestra was founded to create a symphonic music culture among youths in grades 5 through 8 living in York. The organization provides moral, financial, and inspirational support to these youths as they perform in a symphonic orchestra.

York Youth Symphony

1220 Smallbrook Ln.
York, PA 17403

The York Youth Symphony provides high school students with the opportunity to play in a symphonic orchestra. The orchestra performs professional scores and has performed at Carnegie Hall during the regular series.

Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center

50 N. George St.
York, PA 17401

The Strand-Capitol provides quality entertainment for diverse audiences and encourages involvement in the arts through a variety of educational programs. With two restored theaters and an extensive number of live productions and films each season, it is the leading presenter of the performing arts in south-central Pennsylvania.