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Antiquing in Lancaster County


Lancaster County's rich culture, traditions and historical background make it the ideal place to find one-of-a-kind antiques and vintage treasures. This area of south-central Pennsylvania has one of the largest concentrations of antiques and antique dealers anywhere in the United States.

Search for antiques in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to immerse yourself in the history of the area, explore quaint shops and find exactly what your heart desires — even if you're not sure what that is yet. 

Visit Antiques Capital, USA

Though all of Lancaster County is prolific for antique hunters, Adamstown is often touted as Antiques Capital, USA. This small borough is the epicenter for antique shops in Lancaster County. Be sure to stop by a few of these popular antique hunting destinations in Adamstown:

  • Adamstown Antique Mall
  • Renningers Antiques & Collectibles Market
  • Mad Hatter Antique Mall
  • Country French Collection

Plan a day of shopping in the area and grab lunch at the Village Haus at Stoudtburg Village, a quaint European-style village with charming, colorful architecture.

Shop Along 272 North

In Lancaster County, a strip of Route 272 North has become a dream destination for antiquers countrywide. This 6-mile strip of highway, also known as North Reading Road, is home to more than a dozen antique malls, shops, dealers and auction houses, including:

  • Stoudt's Antique Mall
  • Heritage Antique Center
  • 272 Antiques & Collectibles Marketplace
  • German Trading Post/Antiques Showcase
  • Oley Valley Architectural Antiques
  • Morphy Auctions

Organize an easy day of antiquing by plotting your course along Route 272 and visiting several of these conveniently located shops. 

Tips for Antiquing in Lancaster

Start your day of antiquing as early as possible to find the best deals on the coolest treasures. Plan your route and figure out which stores you want to explore before you get started. 

Some visitors shy away from larger pieces they love because of the challenges of transportation — but don't be afraid to buy big things. Some shops will ship your purchases home for you, so be sure to ask. You can also ship items yourself from the local Postal Connections in Lancaster.

Stay Nearby at the Warehouse Hotel

Make the most of your visit by staying at the Warehouse Hotel near the heart of Lancaster County. The Warehouse Hotel is conveniently located just 30 minutes outside of Adamstown and many nearby Lancaster County antique stores, so it's easy to get started early and enjoy a full day of antiquing. Book your stay online today. 

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