The "Factory Tour Capital of the World" theme fits nicely
into another: The History of Industry.
And the History of Industry, Dear Visitor, begins right here in York
County. (Well, to clarify, the history of "American"
industry!) The famed Kentucky Rifle and Conestoga Wagon saw much
development and refinement in York.
The first coal-burning locomotive
and first iron steamboat were birthed here. York has lent its name to
such products as the York Peppermint Patty, York Air Conditioners, York
Barbell, and even the York Imperial Apple.
Thats great, but where do you fit in?
Well, as it turns out, not only do you have a unique opportunity to
"watch stuff made" in York County, but you also have the
opportunity to learn about the history of industry. Visitors Centers at
Harley-Davidson Motor Co.,
The Pfaltzgraff Co.,
and York Barbell
serve as mini-museums, showcasing their histories. In fact, York Barbell
is also the home of the USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame!
|The Industrial and Agricultural Museum of York County
is a community gem, as is the Fire Museum of York County.
Unique historical destinations are also found at the MD & PA RR
Wallace-Cross Grist Mill,
and nearby National Watch & Clock Museum,
located just across the Susquehanna River in Columbia.
Do we really know the history of industry? Well, why not just ask
some of our local manufacturers: Harley-Davidson, Pfaltzgraff, Starbucks
(yup, the coffee you drink probably came from York!), Frito-Lay, York
International, Dentsply International, Gladfelter
A Revolutionary Getaway!
The Crossroads of Pennsylvania York Manufacturers Great Escapes!
The History of Industry Culinary Delights
Gateway to the Outdoors Special Events
Love the Nightlife Shopping Off the Beaten Path
A Romantic Interlude
Visitors Information Back to
© 2002 by Scott D. Butcher