June 8, 2024

Revolutionary Roots & Rural Delights Tour: A Journey Through York County's History and Farming Heritage

$125/person (Lunch included)

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Registration closes May 15, 2024


Pickup in front of UPMC Arena: 9:00-9:15 a.m.
Return to UPMC Arena: 4:15 p.m.  

Summary:  Explore York County's history at the Colonial Complex, featuring the Golden Plough Tavern, General Horatio Gates House, and reconstructed Colonial Courthouse. Learn about the area's role in the American Revolutionary War and daily life in the 18th century. Then head to The Markets at Shrewsbury, an Amish farmers market with 18 merchants offering local produce, crafts, baked goods, and Pennsylvania Dutch eateries. Your final visit is at Flinchbaugh’s Orchard & Farm Market, a family-owned farm since 1951, spanning nearly 420 acres. Enjoy the farm market, activities, events, tours, and more.


Pickup in front of UMPC Arena: Saturday, June 8, between 9:00-9:15 a.m.

9:30 a.m.
York County History Center: One of our most popular York, PA museums, the Colonial Complex encompasses four historic buildings located downtown. You will explore York County’s role during the American Revolutionary War and everyday life and culture during the 18th century. Built in 1741, the Golden Plough Tavern served as a source of news and information for travelers and locals alike and showcases daily colonial life. 

The General Horatio Gates House (c. 1751) reflects an upper-class English home of the late 18th century, highlighting the stay of American General Horatio Gates during the winter of 1777-1778. You will also visit the reconstructed Colonial Courthouse that highlights the story of the Second Continental Congress when they worked out of York during the winter of 1777-1778 and adopted the Articles of Confederation.

Depart at 11:30 a.m.


11:45 a.m.
The Markets at Shrewsbury: This Amish farmers market is true to tradition — housing 18 merchants that offer local Amish produce and meat, homemade baked goods, crafts, clothing, home décor, and some of the best Pennsylvania Dutch eateries around. While guests roam through the aisles, they can keep a look out for a place to redeem their lunch voucher. With so much to choose from we wish them luck in choosing just one place.
Depart at 1:45 p.m.


2:25 p.m.
Flinchbaugh’s Orchard & Farm Market: The Flinchbaugh family has been farming in York County since 1951 and their nearly 420 acres are cared for by three generations. While on the farm guests enjoy the farm market, activities, events, tours, and much more.
Depart at 4:00 p.m.

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