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Historic Emig Mansion is centrally located in York County, Pennsylvania. Just minutes from a host of exciting attractions, we are conveniently located for a quick return so that you can relax and unwind after an exciting day. You'll be located in the center of PA's #1 Tourist Region, just a short drive to Lancaster, Gettysburg, and Hershey. You'll also be less than 2 hours from some of the East Coast's premier destinations, including Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., making York an ideal home base for your Mid-Atlantic vacation.

York Area Events



Street Rod Nationals East Plus

June
Located at York Expo Center in York, Pennsylvania. The Emig Mansion Bed and Breakfast is located just ten minutes from this event and also on 10 minutes to downtown York.


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Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Just minutes away from our front door at the Emig Mansion is Pennsylvania Amish Country in the heart of Lancaster, PA. The name Lancaster has nearly come to mean Pennsylvania Amish Country. Here, many people live in a religious, family-oriented way that eschews mainstream culture. The entire landscape, with its rolling hills covered in crops and grasses, farms with windmills, and horse and buggies sharing the road, denotes a different way of life.

Lancaster is packed full of attractions for you to explore. There are amusements parks, interactive farms, pretzel and chocolate factories, buggy rides, train attractions, and local sports to name a few.

If outlet shopping is your thing, there is a section of road in Lancaster County called Route 30 with a well-known cluster of outlet stores, the Rockvale Outlets Lancaster and Tanger Outlet Center. Route 30 is also home to many other attractions and restaurants.

The town of Strasburg in Lancaster County is home to an array of train-related activities. The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania has over 100 locomotives and cars dating from the mid-19th to 20th centuries, many of which have been restored. The museum also includes the Stewart Junction railway education center, which has entertaining and educational hands-on activities. Go smaller, and see an extensive collection of toy trains and accessories with some antique pieces dating back to the mid-1800s at the National Toy Train Museum.

The Sight and Sound Theatres is also located in Strasburg. With 2000 seats and a 300 foot wrap-around stage, this is the nation's largest Christian theater. The company was founded in 1976, and past productions include Noah the Musical, Miracle of Christmas and Joseph.

For help planning your trip, try visiting the Lancaster County website.


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Hershey, Pennsylvania

Hershey is a name synonymous with chocolate, and the town is know as "The Sweetest Place on Earth" and "The Town Built on Chocolate." You can tour the Hershey factory and invent your own candy bar during a visit to Hershey's Chocolate World. There's the Hersheypark amusement park which offers not only fun rides, including 12 roller coasters, but exciting celebrations throughout the year for holidays such as Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. ZooAmerica is an 11 acre, walk through zoo next to Hersheypark open year round.

Hershey Gardens, founded by Milton Hershey, has over 23 acres of grounds, featuring roses, rare trees and many other varieties of botanical life. The Hershey Story is an interactive museum that tells the story of Milton Hershey and the town that bears his name.

Hershey also has a minor league hockey club, several golf courses, and a multitude of dining and shopping choices.


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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Plan a trip to Gettysburg and Adams County and experience the history and fun of this exciting area. Tours of Gettysburg National Military Park by horse or Segway offer a unique way to experience the historic site. The Gettysburg Cyclorama, restored in 2008, gives visitors a glimpse into the past.

Among all this history, visitors can also experience a diverse range of concerts, theater productions, wineries, and nature trails. Golfers will love Gettysburg's award-winning courses.

Gettysburg is also known as apple country, as it boast 20,000 acres of apple, peach, and pear trees. Annual festivals, such as the Apple Blossom and Apple Harvest festivals, celebrate the bounty of fruit. With local markets and the ability to pick your own fruit, there's no excuse to miss enjoying a freshly-picked apple.

In that same vein, our soil is ideal for growing grapes, and the area is gaining a reputation for wine. Try award-winning varieties, join us for one of the popular events in the summer, or go on the Gettysburg Wine and Fruit Trail to truly experience the scenic orchards and vineyards for which Gettysburg is known.

With a reputation for ghost activity, Gettysburg attracts the casually curious to serious investigators. There are candlelit ghosts walks where those with a taste for the past can hear the stories handed down through the generations.

If you have a love for the holidays, Gettysburg is the ideal place for a holiday visit. Unique shopping, performances and a charming town decorated for the seasons, as well as holiday house tours and special museum programs, makes Gettysburg burst with the holiday spirit each year.


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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

The capitol of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg has a host of offerings to tempt any visitor.

The historic capitol building draws visitors who wish to see this magnificent example of art and architecture. Completed in 1906, it reflects a variety of Renaissance designs and influences. The centerpiece dome was inspired by Michelangelo's St. Peter's Basilica, and the motifs throughout the building feature Pennsylvania's accomplishments in labor, industry, and history.

While in Harrisburg, visit the National Civil War Museum. With over 24,000 items and a commitment to portray the entire history of the Civil War without favoring one side and in as humanistic way as possible, this museum is an amazing way to gain an understanding of the Civil War and its effects.


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York, Pennsylvania

It was in York that the Continental Congress convened and the Articles of Confederation were written. Three centuries of American history have made walking through downtown York a journey through time, with its variety of museums, living history demonstrations, and tours.

While in York, visit the Harley Davidson factory. The facility in York assembles the Touring, Softail®, CVO™ and Trike models, and factory tours include exhibits that show how the bikes are manufactured and assembled. Sit on current bike models and visit the gift shop. The Emig Mansion is just a five minute country ride to the Harley Davidson factory and tour center. Our private parking lot is a secure place for visiting riders to park and know that their bikes and property will be safe while visiting the attractions in the area. Factory tours are available every weekday and special event Open Houses tours are held throughout the year.


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