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.
City of York Attractions
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.
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.
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.