Lancaster is located in Lancaster County, of which it is the county seat, 50 miles NE of Williamsburg along Highway 3 near Chesapeake Bay and the Rappahannock River in the Eastern Region of the state. Lancaster boasts several buildings of historical interest. Lancaster County Courthouse, built in 1860, contains records that are complete back to 1652. Mary Ball Washington Museum and Library, a four-building complex on Hwy 3 at the courthouse, honors George Washington's mother, who was born in Lancaster County. Lancaster House, built about 1798, contains a museum with Washington family memorabilia and historical items pertaining to the county and the Northern Neck. The adjacent 1819 Old Jail houses the archives and historical lending library. A genealogical library is housed in the Stewart-Blakemore building.
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07/07 Coming to The Lancaster area
Dewey Beach PopFest Dewey Beach DE April12-13 Features three nights of showcase performances and two days of demo and mentoring sessions, tradeshow, and industry events.
National Cherry Blossom Festival Washington DC March20-April14 The nation’s greatest springtime celebration unites for four spectacular weekends including the Cherry Blossom Parade.
Pork in the Park BBQ Festival Salisbury MD April19-21 Follow your nose to the Pork in the Park BBQ Festival. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this Eastern Shore staple will be served up April 19-21st at Salisbury's WinterPlace Park.
Dover Days Festival Dover DE May3-5 As one of the longest running festivals in the state of Delaware, Dover Days dates back to 1933. What started as a garden tour staged by the Dover Garden Club, has now become an annual time to remember First State heritage with community spirit and an entertaining festival of family events.
Dover Days Festival Dover DE May3-5 You can claim Dover, Delaware, the capital city of the First State, as your state capital during the 80th anniversary celebration of the Dover Days Festival!.
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival Bethesda MD May11-12 Delight in fine art created by 130 of nation's best artists, live entertainment and Bethesda restaurants.