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About York

York, known as the White Rose City (after the symbol of the House of York), is a city located in York County, Pennsylvania, United States which is in the South Central region of the state. The population within the city limits was 43,718 at the 2010 census, which was a 7.0% increase from the 2000 count of 40,862.


York County, PA, is the Factory Tour Capital of the World®, the place where you can step onto the floor of expansive factories and tour visitor-friendly shops to see how your favorite products are made. Go behind the scenes and watch as legendary Harley-Davidson® motorcycles roar to life or experience the mouth-watering side of manufacturing at Utz Quality Foods, Snyder's of Hanover and Martin's Potato Chips - where you can taste chips still warm from the fryer! Find out more about more than a dozen locations which are open year-round for factory tours.


The Appell Center for the Performing Arts features two historic theaters – the Strand Theatre built in 1925 and the Capitol Theatre built in 1906 – each with its own unique history.

The 1,262-seat Strand Theatre is a glittering example of Italian Renaissance architecture and features 1,800 pounds of gold leaf and murals adorning the walls. Built for over $1 million, the Strand Theatre prospered during the days of vaudeville and silent film in the roaring 20’s and continued to show movies until February 1976, when it closed.

Originally known as “The Theatorium” and later “The Jackson,” the Capitol Theatre was built as a one level dance hall, with the balcony added in 1917 for films. Nathan Appell and Louis Appell Sr., who built the Strand Theatre, bought The Jackson in 1926, remodeled it again and reopened it as the Capitol Theatre in 1927. The theatre continued as a popular movie house until 1977.


Yorkers know that a “Market Day” means grabbing coffee with a friend and fresh vegetables to take home for dinner. It means listening to live music while browsing unique artisan crafts. On a Market Day, we catch a cooking demonstration and catch up on local news. We lunch on soup, sandwiches and salads, and grab something sweet to take back to the office. A Market Day means a day for socializing and supporting local. It’s a day to be a part of what’s going on around town.

Market shoppers enjoy the finest in locally grown flowers and produce, baked goods, fresh seafood, meats, deli products and many specialty items while sellers network and hawk their wares in a bustling, supportive environment. Locals and visitors alike find fresh local flavor at the many prepared food vendors, with tons of seating for mingling and making the rounds.

Come see why York County markets “belong” to every member of our community. It’s our market; our heart. We think it will soon be your market too. Markets are open most days of the week, with specifics found on their websites.


Step into the Haines Shoe House to see what this famous roadside attraction has to offer you! We are a seasonal business so, please be sure to check their hours and information on their website.

Take a guided tour of all five levels of the Haines Shoe House and learn what it's really all a-boot!