Pennsylvania Dutch Country
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Lancaster and PA Amish Country

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Pennsylvania Dutch Country, also called the Deitscherei in Deitsch, refers to an area of southeastern Pennsylvania that by the American Revolution had a high percentage of Pennsylvania Dutch inhabitants. Religiously, there was a large portion of Lutherans. There were also German Reformed, Moravian, Amish, Mennonite, and other German Christian sects. The term was used in the middle of the 20th century as a description of a region with a distinctive Pennsylvania Dutch culture, but in recent decades the composition of the population is changing and the phrase is used more now in a tourism context than any other. Most people think of Lancaster County when they think of the Amish but you will find the same flavor in Berks and Lebanon Counties. Harrisburg, the state capital can be found in Dauphin County and you will find HersheyPark there as well, Gettysburg is in Adams County and lots of history and outdoor action can be found in Cumberland and Franklin Counties. For those of you who love motorcycles, Harley-Davidson makes its home in York.
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Use the map to find information about what to do, where to stay, eat, shop, worship and more as you plan your stay in this region. Towns in the region include: Adamstown, Camp Hill, Carlisle, Chambersburg, Ephrata, Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Hershey, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lititz, Manheim, Marysville, Mechanicsburg, Reading, Shippensburg, York. Make a vacation of it. It will be wonderful good!

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Area Notes of Interest: Harrisburg, in Dauphin County, is the state capital. Both Lancaster and York were, at one time, capitols of the United States. Reading, (Berks County), is known as the outlet capitol of the world. Babe Ruth started his baseball career on a ball field near Cornwall in Lebanon. Chambersburg, in Franklin County, was the fartherst north Robert E. Lee got with his Confederate army which was beaten at Gettysburg in Adams County, July 1-3, 1863. You'll find the largest concentration of Amish in Lancaster County around the towns of Bird-in-Hand, Intercourse and Paradise.
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Visit Pennsylvania PA Towns and Cities Chambersburg, Shippensburg and Franklin County, PA Marysville and Perry County, PA Gettysburg and Adams County, PA Carlisle and Cumberland County, PA Harrisburg and Dauphin County, PA Lebanon and PA Dutch Country, PA York and York County, PA Lancaster and Lancaster County, PA Reading and Berks County, PA