Comfort Suites Amish Country
2343 Lincoln Highway East
Lancaster, PA 17602
Phone: (717) 299-7000
Fax: (717) 299-0718
Arts & Museums
National Watch & Clock Museum in Columbia has a huge collection of time-related objects. Opened in 1977, today it houses over 12,000 artifacts including timepieces, clocks and watches spanning several eras and countries. It has one of the widest horological items in North America. The museum also undertakes educational programmes for children and teachers for effective time-keeping techniques. Check website for more details.
Built in the 1700s by Paul Gemberling, one of the earliest German settlers in the community, the property Gemberling-Rex House comprises of the half-timbered house, a bake oven, a smoke house and an incompletely built stone barn. Located in Schaefferstown, within a township called Heidelberg, PA, the Rex House forms an important landmark and represents the village origins and underlying culture. Now managed and owned by Historic Schaefferstown, Inc it is open to public for informative tours every Tuesday from 1p to 4p.
The Lerch Tavern was constructed in 1797 and is a two-story rectangular-shaped structure built in limestone. Over the span of years, it has gained significance as a historic tavern and inn in Werners Ville. It is the headquarters to the Heidelberg Heritage Society. Provisions are made for guided tours and ample parking facilities to ensure the well-being of large groups. The tavern has period rooms furnished with stellar antiques and vintage belongings. It is an important museum and also home to a non-circulating reading library.