First National Bank Museum

First National Bank Museum Visit one of the oldest historic sites in Lancaster County.Guided tours gladly given by appointment during the hours listed.Call now to reserve your tour!

Come visit one of the most fascinating and "undiscovered" historical treasures in Lancaster County, PA,... the First National Bank Museum, in the heart of downtown Columbia. Enjoy a private guided tour of an original bank from the 1850's and learn about this bank's role in the extensive development of the industries and transportation systems throughout this area along the lower shores of the mighty Susquehanna River. The First National Bank of Columbia was created in the front two corner rooms of a stately Federal-style townhouse, built in 1814 for James Wright, Jr. It survives in tact today because of the extraordinary guts and vision of the late Lloyd and Jean Motter. Their legacy continues through the ongoing restoration, maintenance, and loving care provided by their daughter, Nora Motter Stark, and her husband, Michael. Tours and rentals for small events are gladly given by reservation. The suggested donation is $8-10 per guest. Special reduced rates for large groups of 35 or more, seniors, and non-profits upon request. Also, customized, step-on private guide service of local historic sites throughout Lancaster County are available upon reservation and rates are based on itinerary and length of tour. Come see us soon!

Olde Timber Works
06/29/2019

Olde Timber Works

What an exciting week we’ve had! WGAL stopped by to feature Olde Timber Works and other vendors who will be at the Antique, Art & Craft Show this Saturday, June 29th from 8 am until 2 pm at the Locust Street Park in Columbia. Our store will be open our normal hours of Saturday 10-3 & Sunday 12-3. We look forward to seeing you! Stay cool. 😎

The Mayfly
06/23/2019

The Mayfly

What a beautiful day to #ShopSmall ! 🌞 hi everyone 👋🏼 I thought I would take a minute to introduce myself to you all: I’m Faith —the face behind all of our fabulous posts that bless your feed each day 😉 and the same face you will most likely see if you come visit our boutique, The Mayfly! I took over this store a little over a year ago and let me just tell you.. my heart is just SOO FULL from all this recent feedback you guys have been giving- whether it’s on the new visuals in our store, our awesome window displays each month, or the social media posts.. or the merchandise!! It’s been so positive and encouraging to me, to keep doing what i love and continue to share all my ideas with you. ❤️ It’s been such a reward to see how far our little boutique has come and I’m so excited for all the new things we have in store for you. So Stay Tuned.. 😉 (also thought I would mention- these are our Gold Wide Oval Hoop earrings I’m wearing & im obsessed!)

Very proud to be listed as one of the many haunted sites among the River Towns by Rick Fisher's newest book, "Ghosts of ...
06/11/2019
Ghosts of the River Towns

Very proud to be listed as one of the many haunted sites among the River Towns by Rick Fisher's newest book, "Ghosts of the River Towns". Get your copy today on Amazon or buy here soon at the Bank Museum!!!

Strange tales of hauntings and mysterious creatures along the River Towns in Lancaster and York counties Pennsylvania

Columbia Car Show "Thunder on the River"
06/11/2019

Columbia Car Show "Thunder on the River"

With less than two weeks to go, we have 300+ registered vehicles. We have room for 525+. Don’t get shut out. Register now thru June 14 at noon for just $15. After that including same day registration, it’s $20. It’s easy to register over the phone. Call 717-684-5249. Or if you prefer snail mail, fill out the form and mail it to us.

06/11/2019
Columbia Car Show "Thunder on the River"

Columbia Car Show "Thunder on the River"

Who loves cars?! Who loves helping the community?! We are looking for some volunteers this Saturday. If you’re available, give us a call 717-684-5249!

Susquehanna National Heritage Area
06/07/2019

Susquehanna National Heritage Area

Susquehanna National Heritage Area Celebration Cruises Into Columbia!

What a wonderful morning on the river at Columbia Crossing for our celebration of the recent designation of Lancaster and York Counties as the Susquehanna National Heritage Area. Thank you U.S. Senator Bob Casey and Congressman Lloyd Smucker for joining us today and championing this important designation through Congress. So much fun to have so many of our local officials and business folks with us on the river today too, especially on our special boat trip to Columbia from the Zimmerman Center thanks to Long Level Marina.

Now we continue the celebration with our annual River Experience event tonight at the John Wright Restaurant's Riverview Room - online sales have ended, but a few tickets can still be purchased at the door, 6-9pm, $75/person. Learn more about the event here: https://www.susquehannaheritage.org/programs/river-experience/

Columbia Crossing
06/06/2019

Columbia Crossing

Music at the River Park starts this Sunday at 3 PM. Bring a blanket or chair to relax along the river and listen to Mark DeRose Music. Great for fans of VanMorrison, Dave Matthews, The Allman Brothers and The Band. See you Sunday!

Union Station Grill
06/04/2019

Union Station Grill

Come out and enjoy the great weather and try a few of our weekend features on our patio!

Columbia Car Show "Thunder on the River"
06/04/2019

Columbia Car Show "Thunder on the River"

Thanks to our major sponsors listed at the bottom of our poster. With their support, we will award nearly 100 trophies, give away more than $1,500 in cash and gift cards and make big donations to support local nonprofits including Columbia Creative Factory and Susq Camp for 12-15 year olds July 29-August 2 at Columbia Crossings River Trails Center Susquehanna National Heritage Area.

05/27/2019

We are very excited to share our updated website that makes it easier than ever to learn more about the Bank Museum and reserve a tour for you or your group! Check it out:
www.bankmuseum.org

Columbia Kettle Works
05/22/2019

Columbia Kettle Works

Pizza Wednesday at Columbia Kettle Works. Enjoy some Pizza with your beer every Wednesday starting at 5:00 pm. Thoms Bread incredible 12” Pie with your choice of toppings, plus a weekly chef special.

Also, the soup special is The Devil's Cheddar! Get it before it's gone.

Create Columbia
05/13/2019

Create Columbia

Art in the Gardens Tour
Sun., June 16, 10-3 (rain or shine)

The Garden at Wright's Ferry Mansion
OPEN NOON TO 3 PM

Long a favorite of the Columbia garden tours, the gardens at Wright's Ferry Mansion will feature a tour guide who will explain Susanna Wright's horticultural interests.

Lancaster County's Heritage-Threats & Opportunities
05/08/2019

Lancaster County's Heritage-Threats & Opportunities

Here is an fine opportunity to explore and better understand national history -- Abolishing Slavery -- and its connection to the heritage of a community based on the setting of the event: historic Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Lancaster, PA. This is a presentation by a pioneering area law firm...

As if it could get any better....now they are serving waffles with ice cream at Columbia Kettle Works....
05/04/2019

As if it could get any better....now they are serving waffles with ice cream at Columbia Kettle Works....

Soup du jour for this weekend. Vegetarian Tomato and roasted bell pepper served as always with Thoms Bread.

Also, a new desert on the menu. Thoms Bread Authentic Liege Waffle served warm with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.

Cheers!

Create Columbia
04/27/2019

Create Columbia

The Haines Shoe House
04/27/2019

The Haines Shoe House

Come take a peak inside! Original stained glass windows and a door that welcomes you! Open today and tomorrow 11-5. Tours, Beck’s ice cream, and.homemade sweet treats!

Mount Bethel Cemetery
04/27/2019

Mount Bethel Cemetery

“Still Life” at the Mount Bethel Cemetery cottage. A special collection of Rosemary Horn Robinson‘s art work is on display. Join us. Tonight until 8pm and Sunday 2pm to 4 pm. Light refreshment.

04/27/2019
Adventures with Nora

Adventures with Nora

Hey Fellow Craft Beer Lovers, I am busy planning a "Columbus Day Weekend Craft Beer Getaway in Columbus,Ohio" and staying at the World's first ever BEER HOTEL! Yes, a BEER HOTEL!!! We will tentatively be heading out by bus from Columbia or Lancaster, PA on Sunday October 13th and coming back on Tuesday, Oct. 15th. If you're interested in more info on this very fun adventure, please PM me. :)

04/25/2019
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

There is only a little more than a week left to sign up for the Plain Meetinghouses Learning Tour. Take advantage of the beautiful spring weather with this unique opportunity to see these distinctive places of worship.

Columbia Kettle Works
04/23/2019

Columbia Kettle Works

Pizza Wednesday at Columbia Kettle Works. Enjoy some Pizza with your beer every Wednesday starting at 5:00 pm. Thom's Bread incredible 12” Pie with your choice of toppings, plus a weekly chef special.

Toppings include: Pepperoni, Salami, Ham, Coppa, Roasted peppers, Crimini Mushrooms, Red Onion, Arugula, Balsamic Drizzle.

This Weeks Special is Salami, Aruglua, and Red Onion.

**Only available on Wednesdays after 5:00 pm.**

Columbia Kettle Works
04/20/2019

Columbia Kettle Works

Soup Alert! Soup du jour until it's gone. Roasted curried cauliflower and garlic served with Thom's bread.

Columbia Market House
04/19/2019

Columbia Market House

Over the next year, you will see the Columbia Market House transform from a historic building shell, to a thriving center for fresh foods and commerce in the downtown district of Columbia Borough.

Stay tuned for project updates and announcements as we embark on this journey.

Just one more good reason to visit Columbia Kettle Works....PIZZA on Wednesdays!!! Yummmm :)
04/16/2019

Just one more good reason to visit Columbia Kettle Works....PIZZA on Wednesdays!!! Yummmm :)

Pizza Wednesday at Columbia Kettle Works. Starting this Wednesday, enjoy some Pizza with your beer. Thoms Bread incredible 12” Pie with your choice of toppings, plus a weekly chef special.

Toppings include: Pepperoni, Salami, Ham, Coppa, Roasted peppers, Crimini Mushrooms, Red Onion, Arugula, Balsamic Drizzle.

This Weeks Special is Fresh Mozzarella and Basil.

**Only available on Wednesdays**

Bootleg Antiques
04/13/2019

Bootleg Antiques

Good morning from the Bootleg Gang. Here’s some more great wares that you’re going to see here at Bootleg Antiques.
We have added to our displays getting ready to make the next visit home better then your last.
Stepping up the game. Never the same old stuff,just great smiles, and memories.
The cafe is having pulled pork sandwich this weekend. Fresh squeezed lemonade is to be had as well.
As always see you soon the Bootleg Gang.

First National Bank Museum's cover photo
04/11/2019

First National Bank Museum's cover photo

Columbia Kettle Works
04/09/2019

Columbia Kettle Works

Beer Alert! Now on tap at CKW...

Cerveza del Sol 4.2% ABV - 20 IBUs.
Refreshing Mexican style lager, pale straw color with a crisp and light finish. Enjoy with a lime wedge. Salud!

#columbiakettleworks #columbiakettleworksbrewery #ckwpa #lancastercounty #breweriesinpa #lancasterpabeer #pabeer #columbiapa

LancasterHistory
04/04/2019

LancasterHistory

🎉 Happy Birthday, Thaddeus Stevens! 🎉 Born on April 4, 1792 in Danville, Vermont, Thaddeus Stevens would go on to be a successful lawyer and powerful member of the U.S. House of Representatives during the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. Stevens was a staunch advocate of civil rights and public education, and assisted in the drafting of the 14th Amendment.

Columbia Borough
04/04/2019

Columbia Borough

Columbia Borough is pleased to release the final draft of the Columbia River Park Phase III Report. Access the report document through the borough website (www.columbiapa.net).

The Borough welcomes feedback on this exciting plan!

Columbia Crossing
04/04/2019

Columbia Crossing

Visit us to enjoy a new exhibit Current Color a year on the river. Available during visitor hours through June. @ Columbia, Pennsylvania

Columbia Creative Factory
04/03/2019

Columbia Creative Factory

Sustainability Guide for Existing and Historic Properties | op
04/02/2019
Sustainability Guide for Existing and Historic Properties | op

Sustainability Guide for Existing and Historic Properties | op

Sustainability guidelines for existing and historic properties have been prepared by the DC Department of Energy & Environment (DDOE) in consultation with the Historic Preservation Office (HPO).

Today's tour with guests from Hope Springs Farm.  Lots of fun together! #BankMuseum #TakeATour
04/02/2019

Today's tour with guests from Hope Springs Farm. Lots of fun together! #BankMuseum #TakeATour

Our beautiful Carriage Stepping Stone with the Wright Family's "Coat of Arms" carved into the front.  The Hitching Post ...
04/02/2019

Our beautiful Carriage Stepping Stone with the Wright Family's "Coat of Arms" carved into the front. The Hitching Post is of course, for your horse. #BankMuseum #TakeATour

Columbia
03/31/2019
Columbia

Columbia

Visit Columbia during your trip to Lancaster County and receive information from Discover Lancaster on lodging, restaurants and dining, local attractions, events, area activities, shopping and events.

Union Station Grill
03/30/2019

Union Station Grill

The weather is starting to warm up and patio season is right around the corner. Stop in this weekend to satisfy your taste buds.

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170 Locust St
Columbia, PA
17512

Bus stop for Lancaster and York connections just one block away. Nearest train station is in Lancaster or Mount Joy.

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