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Landis Valley Museum in Lancaster County, Pa., hosts Civil War Days: Part 1

The rear of the old tavern building at the Landis Valley Museum in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. This fascination collection of period and recreated 19th century farm houses and village dwellings and businesses is a must see for the Civil War buff while in the Lancaster region.

I was invited to speak at the two-day Civil War Days event in Lancaster County at Landis Valley Museum. Among the other speakers was fellow York County author Glen Banner, who presented a talk on the burning of the Columbia Bridge (a topic of course of strong personal interest to me because of the book I wrote on this aspect of the Gettysburg Campaign). I spoke on “Human Interest Stories from the Gettysburg Campaign.” The Lancaster Civil War Round Table sponsored the speaker series.

Here are several other photos from the village. Enjoy!

Click here for part 2 of this series to see more photos of the Landis Valley Museum.

If you go: Landis Valley Museum is at 2451 Kissel Hill Road just north of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. From York (or Gettysburg), take US 30 E towards Lancaster. Exit at PA 272 (the Oregon Pike). Turn left onto PA 272 N. Turn left onto Landis Valley Road. Parking lot is on the right. Turn right.

Visit their website for much more information, including hours and admission fees. A gift shop / book store is on-site.