Lancaster History Walk: Craft Beer Experience
38 Ratings
Experience the rich history of Lancaster while enjoying a craft beer adventure. Discover the city's role in America's birth and growth, and learn fascinating stories tied to beer.
Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Lancaster - The experience ends at Columbia Kettle Works 2nd Gear Taproom with our last beer. 112 N. Water Street, Lancaster.
What's Included
  • Complimentary alcoholic drinks
Additional Information

Packed with fascinating insights and diligent research, gain privileged access to our city’s history, through captivating tales and context that enliven the past, offering an experience that’s unique and exclusive. We’ll delve into the rich and intriguing past of our magnificent city, appreciating the outsized role our tiny city has had in the origination and development of America. Wander through captivating streets and corners as we unravel the fundamental elements that have shaped our present.
Excited? But that’s not all.
On our historical city tour, we’ll pause for refreshment at some of Lancaster’s premier craft beer spots – the history doesn’t stop there. Discover how beer is interwoven into our colorful past. From the times of the Revolutionary War, through the era of 19th-century Lager Breweries up to thrilling prohibition era stories, the beer served here not only represents the present but also links back through two centuries - and it tastes amazing!

2 Penn Square
Penn Square
There is a large monument at the intersection of King and Queen Streets. We meet at the monument - not across the street at the visitor center.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(38 Ratings)
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Apr 3, 2024
Outstanding adventure! - Mike shared his wealth of knowledge and life experiences in a relaxed manner. He was extremely flexible to the needs of our group. He patiently waited for us in the rain as we were late arriving from the food tour with Kendra. He accommodated us, kept us comfortable, dry and warm on an extremely stormy day! Can’t wait to plan another road trip to Lancaster to see, learn and enjoy all Lancaster has to offer, Thanks Mike, for a great afternoon!
Review provided by Viator
Dec 9, 2023
Lancaster tour - Mike, our guide was very knowledgeable and professional, a very eye-opening tour. He even gave us tips on where to eat.
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Nov 12, 2023
Something different and fun to do - Interesting facts and good beer. Also am now aware of more good places to go in Lancaster to eat and drink
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Nov 5, 2023
Great tour! - What an incredible walking tour! This was our first time visiting Lancaster and we were so glad we did this tour. Our tour guide, Michael was excellent. He was very knowledgeable with the history and architecture of Lancaster. The craft breweries were very good too!!
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Oct 12, 2023
History tour of Lancaster PA - Mike shared his wealth of knowledge about the history of Lancaster with us in a way that made it come to life for us. We thoroughly enjoyed his presentation and the choice of locations included on the tour. The craft beer is a nice way to end the tour. We highly recommend Mike and the tour to anyone interested in the history of Lancaster. Thank you Mike!
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Oct 1, 2023
Great tour guide and great stops for beer! - Tour was awesome and the tour guide Mike was awesome, enjoyed getting to know him and everyone along the way! History was very interesting and beer was great!
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Aug 29, 2023
Historical walking tour for all adults, superb knowledge of Lancaster’s rich history and citizens. Make time. - Our guide was so knowledgeable about Lancaster, it’s rich history related to the founding of our nation and promotion/preservation of our basic freedoms. We were educated on Lancaster and its role during the early days of our nation, educated us on Ben Franklin and his business and political activities in Lancaster in support of the birth of democracy, as well as other notable citizens. The discussion of Lancaster as a major destiny due to its prominence in support of The Underground Railroad and Thaddeus Stevens and other prominent citizens during this crucial time in our history, all very enlightening. He discussed the successes and complex shortcomings of one of its most notable citizens, President Buchanan. We learned of ingenuity in commerce with its unique method of skirting the law during Prohibition. This is not an Amish tour but rather a light and easy walking tour where our knowledge and appreciation of Lancaster and its important role on American history was expanded. The craft beer tour part provided a lesson on American ingenuity and two stops for a casual beverage sampling.
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Aug 21, 2023
Excellent history walking tour - Mike was excellent. Discover things about Lancaster and PA that I would have never known if I didn’t take his walking tour.
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Jun 18, 2023
History is revealed - Had a great time wandering the city of Lancaster. Never knew there was so much history in a city I never even knew was in Amish Country! Our guide Mike was awesome and knew so much. You do need to listen to the history before getting your first beer, but it was worth the wait! Great technology as well, we were given and earpiece to make sure we heard every word as we walked through the city.
Review provided by Viator
Jun 18, 2023
Fun your - Good time and good beer fun your regardless if you like history or not and mike was great and very informative
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up to 15 guests
June 2024