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Heritage Days September 9th and 10th

Saturday 10:00 to 5:00        
Sunday 10:00 to 3:00

At the Wm. P. Brinton House, 17 Green St., Christiana, PA

Join us in a celebration of Christiana's historical influence in the Civil War, Industry and Architecture.  Learn about the history of the Christiana Resistance of 1851.

Admission is free

Stop at the information booth and pick up your wrist band


Wagon Tours ~ Underground Railroad Museum Tours ~ Food
Entertainment ~ Music ~ Exhibitors
Vendors ~ Historical Figures ~ Kids Activities


  • 10:00am Morning Worship Services under the Big Tent

  • 12:00pm Potluck Lunch (bring your favorite dish to share)

  •  2:00pm LanChester Chorus performs in the Latta Presbyterian Church Sanctuary 23 Green St (next to Brinton House)

Wagon Tour Tickets

Rides depart at

10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00

Children 3 and under are free

Ages 4 to 10    $  3.00

Ages 10+         $10.00

Tickets required

Everyone 10 and older receives a beautiful book of places visited on the tour.  The book includes pictures and the history of each location. 


Tickets may also be purchased during our Heritage Days event by visiting the Wagon Tour booth.

Please be at the wagon ride loading area 10 minutes prior to your scheduled tour.

Underground Railroad Museum Tour

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Tours are held at the Zerchers Hotel, home of the

Underground Railroad Museum. 


Tours times are

10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00

Reservations required

Free Admission

The events that occurred on September 11, 1851 in Christiana, Pennsylvania are cited as major flash points that led to the outbreak of the Civil War.  These events are described in a guided tour at the Christiana Underground Railroad Center in an interesting and educational format for all ages.

Reserve your tour with the Tour Host on Heritage Day, September 9

Please arrive for your tour 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time



Chicken BBQ

prepared onsite by Randy Yoder

$10.00 includes apple sauce, chips, dessert and water

Proceeds benefit Christiana Historical Society


Serving up next-level espresso drinks, yummy fruit smoothies, mouthwatering acai bowls and pastries.  Mocha Motion Coffee

Serving everything BBQ - brisket, pork, mac & cheese and more.



The Roland Zimmerman Family will be performing on stage in the big tent at 10:00, 12:00 and 2:00.

The Roland Zimmerman Family performs bluegrass, old-time country and folk styles of music. 

Doc Yoder is a magician.  He will be roaming around the Heritage Days lawn from 10 to 2.   Find him before he disappears. 


  • 10:00 Zimmerman Family

  • 11:00 Joe Becton

  • 12:00 Zimmerman Family

  • 1:00 Don Whitley (1st PA Reserves)

  • 2:00 Zimmerman Family

  • 3:00 Weapons Demonstration


Joe Becton - Will talk about anything civil war and play his harmonica at 11:00 and 3:00.


Don Whitley from the 1st Pennsylvania Reserves (reenactors) will be doing an arms demonstration.

Masonic Hall Exhibitors

Karen Hurd will be sharing her art and history of tin smiths.

Taylor Lamborn will be presenting the history of the Christiana Resistance from a Quaker perspective.

Janie Crowl is a yarn spinner.  She will have live demonstrations complete with several spinners.


Gwen Dickinson, daughter of inventor William Chester Ruth.  William Ruth was a Gap inventor who changed local farming for the better.  He is credited with at least four patented inventions.

Nathaniel Taylor will be sharing the history of the Christiana Resistance from an African American perspective.

Harry Kendall author. Harry has written a book Truth Crushed To Earth about the fugitive slave rebellion in Christiana.  

Other places to visit while in Christiana


Visit the Freight Station located at 10 Railroad Ave.  You can check out the restored Conrail Caboose, enjoy the model train layout upstairs and browse all of the historical pictures of the railroad construction.

The Moores Library, located at 9 Slokom Ave., has interesting artifacts and books about the local history of Christiana.


Stop at the Train Station located on Gay St. and purchase tickets for the Strasburg Railroad.  Price is $10  (regular price is $22).  The purchase of railroad tickets will benefit the Freight Station.

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