THINGS TO DO
IN DOWNTOWN LANCASTER

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Zane Square

Broad and Main

Zane square boasts three downtown parks and impeccably manicured greenspace in the heart of Downtown Lancaster.  Whether you’re enjoying live music at the bandstand, reflecting the sacrifice of those who served our country in Veterans Park, or making wishes in fountain square, our historic city parks will make you smile.


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 Firehouse Park

East Chestnut and South High Street

Looking for an expansive playground for kids to burn off some energy while Downtown?  Firehouse Park has playground equipment for all ages and a basketball court next to historic Engine House #1.  Picnic Tables allow for great snacking areas within a stone’s throw away from this working engine house.  If your littles enjoy shiny red trucks and the heroes who drive them, this is a wonderful spot!


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 Visit Fairfield County

205 W. Main St.

Looking for great things to do throughout the county? Our friends at Visit Fairfield County are the experts in all of the treasures our fair county has to offer.  From covered bridges to wineries and breweries, this is your best stop to find out what’s going on throughout the community.


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 Art & Clay

150 W Main St.

A unique art studio and social enterprise at its finest, Art and Clay has something for everyone.  Paint your own pottery or sign up for a variety of art classes in a cozy and eclectic setting that will inspire your inner artist.   Live Music is scheduled most weekends for added ambiance.


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 Decorative Arts Center of Ohio

145 E. Main St.

Enriching human experience through the arts with inspiration, passion and imagination.  The Decorative Arts Center of Ohio is located in the historic Reese Peters house and hosts world class exhibits throughout the year. 


 Ohio Glass Museum

124 W. Main St.

Stop by to experience the rich history of glass in Lancaster.   Revolving exhibits, a spectacular gifts shop, and glass blowing demonstrations and classes make this an experience you don’t want to miss!


 The Sherman House

137 E. Main St.

Located in historic downtown Lancaster sits the home of a remarkable family that dates all the way back to the early 1800s. The Sherman House Museum is the birthplace of General William Tecumseh Sherman and his brother U.S. Senator John Sherman, and has been a memorial to the family since 1951. Now a museum, guests are invited to tour this unique site to view the amazing architecture, hold authentic war pieces, and learn more about the rich history of the Sherman House and its connection to the Civil War.


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 The Georgian Museum

105 E. Wheeling St.

Discover the charm and treasures of the Georgian Museum.  This beautifully restored Federal style architecture in the National Register Historic District houses impressive collections of silver, ivory, Erickson glass, quilts, and musical instruments. 


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 The Lancaster Playhouse

201 S. Broad St.

The Lancaster Playhouse was established with the enthusiastic mission of expanding community theatre as an enriching experience through the creativity of actors and vision of directors.  Community theater at its finest, The Lancaster Playhouse performs in the Wilson Ballroom in the heart of Downtown. 


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 Two Broke Artists

112 E. Main St.

Painting sessions, art lessons, clay lessons including wheel throwing & hand building; private art lessons from beginners to advanced are available.  Sign up for groups, team building, summer & holiday camps or to simply explore your inner artist and enjoy a clean professional environment overlooking downtown from the 2nd floor Art Studio!


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 Bodenheimer-Mayer House

204 N. Columbus St