Photo courtesy of Natural Light Films
Soldiers & Sailors monument in Penn Square
North Queen Street
Musser Park


Close Alert

From 6 pm on Friday, September 15 to midnight on Sunday, September 17, East King Street will be CLOSED at Penn Square to accommodate the delivery and setup of a large crane at the site of the Marriott expansion project. All traffic travelling east on King Street will be detoured north on Queen Street. If travelling to or through downtown Lancaster, consider taking alternate routes or allowing extra time.

Welcome to the City of Lancaster!

A relatively small city of 7 square miles and 60,000 residents, Lancaster City is located within driving distance of Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Delaware beaches and the Jersey shore. But the City of Lancaster is about so much more than our geographic location.  Lancaster City is a place where historic preservation and a cutting-edge arts scene live and thrive side by side; a city of neighborhoods that are safe and welcoming; a city that encourages entrepreneurship and investment; a city that values the cultural, ethnic, and diverse lifestyles of our residents and guests.