York Attractions & Points of Interest
A simple walk through downtown York is an incredible journey. In a few blocks, you'll encounter three centuries of American history and learn the stories of immigrant pioneers, Revolutionary War soldiers, 19th-century farmers, and modern-day craftspeople. You'll get to know the fascinating lives of military heroes, business tycoons and factory workers. You'll admire a beautifully preserved downtown and meet friendly Yorkers along the way.
Visiting historic downtown York with its easy access, abundant parking, broad sidewalks, and helpful signs is a snap. But that's York, a place where a simple and convenient visit turns out to be an unforgettable experience.
- Agricultural & Industrial Museum of York County
217 W. Princess St.
Collection reflects rich agricultural heritage of York County.
- Bonham House
152 E. Market St.
Victorian townhouse once owned by artist Horace Bonham.
- Central Market House
W. Philadelphia & N. Beaver Sts.
Century-old farmers market.
- Farmer's Market
380 W. Market St.
Opened in 1866, York's oldest, operating market.
- Fire Museum of York County
757 W. Market St.
Two centuries of firefighting equipment on display.
- Golden Plough Tavern; General Horatio Gates House; Barnett Bobb Log Home
157 W. Market St.
Eighteenth Century museum complex including York's oldest building.
- Martin Library
159 E. Market St.
York's historic downtown library with Internet access.
- Murals of York
- Police Heritage Museum
54 W. Market St.
Displaying 250 years of law enforcement history.
- Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center
50 N. George St.
Concerts, plays, shows and films, call for information.
- The Historical Society of York County Museum & Library
250 E. Market St.
York's finest museum, genealogical library and historic sites.
- Visitors Center
34 W. Philadelphia St. (Central Market York)
Tuesday-Sunday 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. with extended hours during downtown events
- York County Colonial Courthouse
205 W. Market St.
Continental Congress adopted Articles of Confederation here in 1777.
- York County Convention & Visitors Bureau
155 W. Market Street
Promoting York's attractions, restaurants and accommodations.
- Susan P. Byrnes Health Education Center
515 South George St.
Interactive health education programs for children and adults.