Explore the Architectural Wonders of Lancaster with C. Emlen Urban

Saturday, June 15, 2024
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

- Overview -

Starting Point

Sehner-Ellicott-von Hess House (123 N. Prince Street, Lancaster, PA — the Trust's headquarters)


Tours begin at 9:00 AM, with the last tour departing at 4:00 PM. Departures are hourly.


Each tour welcomes up to 20 participants.

Advance Tickets

Available online for convenience. Limited same-day tickets may be sold based on availability.

Old photo of Watt & Shand Department Store in Lancaster PA

Join the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County for an exclusive architectural walking tour through the heart of Lancaster City, showcasing the stunning designs of the renowned architect C. Emlen Urban. Set for Saturday, June 15, 2024, this 90-minute journey will guide you through the most iconic Urban-designed buildings, each a testament to architectural brilliance.


  • Members: $10
  • Non-Members: $20
  • Children (13 and under): $5
  • Infants (Under 3): Free

Special Greg Scott-Led Tours: For an even deeper dive, join Gregory J. Scott, FAIA, a leading expert on C. Emlen Urban, for one of three meticulously curated 2-hour tours, each offering unique insights into Urban's legacy.

Tour Options: Chestnut Hill Tour (9-11 AM), Urban Legend Tour (Noon-2 PM), and Church & Duke Street Mansion Tour (3-5 PM).
Pricing: Members: $35, Non-Members: $45, Children (13 and under): $10

Exclusive Tour Book Offer: Enhance your tour experience with the "Emlen Urban Architectural Tour in the City of Lancaster Book" for an additional $15. This comprehensive guide features vivid photographs, insightful descriptions, and includes a map of tour properties. It's the perfect companion for those who wish to explore Urban's architectural masterpieces at their own pace.

Reserve Your Spot: Space is limited, particularly for the Greg Scott-led tours, which are capped at 20 attendees each. Book now to secure your participation in this immersive architectural experience. Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate the legacy of C. Emlen Urban and the architectural heritage of Lancaster City.

Experience the Beauty and History of Lancaster’s Architecture—Reserve Your Tour Today!

- Location -

Sehner-Ellicott-von-Hess House - headquarters of the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County
Start & Check-In

Check-in/tour departure location: Sehner-Ellicott-von Hess house, 123 N. Prince Street, Lancaster, PA

(There is a parking garage located right next door as well as metered street parking.)


The HPT 90-minute guided walking tours depart every hour starting at 9:00 am and ending at 5:00 pm. Each tour accommodates 20 people.

The Gregory Scott 2-Hour Walking Tours depart at 9am, 12pm, and 3pm. Each tour accommodates 22 people.

- Gregory Scott Tour Tickets -

- 90-Minute Walking Tour Tickets -