Photo courtesy of Natural Light Films
Soldiers & Sailors monument in Penn Square
North Queen Street
Musser Park


Close Alert

- Residents on Strawberry Street between West King Street and High Street should place their trash and recycling out for collection as normal. The paving contractor will have the street open so that Penn Waste trucks can get through at 5:00 am. Trash and recycling MUST be out before 5:00 am.

Welcome to the City of Lancaster!

A relatively small city of 7 square miles and 60,000 residents, Lancaster City is located within driving distance of Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Delaware beaches and the Jersey shore. But the City of Lancaster is about so much more than our geographic location.  Lancaster City is a place where historic preservation and a cutting-edge arts scene live and thrive side by side; a city of neighborhoods that are safe and welcoming; a city that encourages entrepreneurship and investment; a city that values the cultural, ethnic, and diverse lifestyles of our residents and guests.