The York PA Area
Founded in 1741 by settlers from Philadelphia and named for the English city, York is a city that abounds in history and historical architecture. York was temporary capital of the Continental Congress, and the Articles of Confederation, which preceded the U.S. Constitution, were drafted and adopted in York. Later, during the Civil War, York became the largest Northern town occupied by the Confederate Army. All of this history comes alive in the many historical buildings and landmarks throughout the city.
With the York Motor Car Company, York was an early participant in the development of the automobile. The York Peppermint Pattie was also invented by Henry C. Kessler at his York Cone Company in York in 1940. To this day York continues to be an important agricultural and industrial center, continuing its tradition of manufacturing with the nearby Harley Davidson motorcycle plant. You will also find a very vibrant arts scene, with a great deal of local art on display in the city’s many galleries.
Hotel Services & Amenities
The La Quinta Inn & Suites York hotel has a number of amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We provide free Wi-Fi throughout the entire hotel and we have a business center in the lobby, a meeting room that seats 25, a fitness center, a guest laundry, a sundry shop, and a heated indoor poor and whirlpool. And of course we provide plenty to eat each morning with our Free Bright Side Breakfast™, including hot waffles and cereal, coffee, milk, and juice.
Every guest room comes with a large HDTV with cable, a microwave and mini-fridge, a coffee maker, hair dryer, and iron and ironing board. And you will enjoy a great night’s sleep on our pillow-top beds. Local calls are free. You will find all of York’s attractions and history nearby when you stay at the La Quinta Inn & Suites York.
York is the home of four national historic districts: Fairmount, Northwest York, Springdale, and York Historic Districts. Indeed, the entire city could be considered an architectural museum, with buildings such as the 1747 Golden Plough Tavern and the connecting 1751 General Horatio Gates House to the 1907 Moorish Revival Temple Beth Israel. Enjoy a show at the Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center and the York Little Theatre, among the many theatres in town, or see the latest in art at HIVE Artspace or one of our many other art galleries.
In addition to historical architecture, York is come to the country’s oldest fair, the historic York Fair, which traces its roots to 1765. The city also hosts the Olde York Street Fair each year on Mother’s Day. The corporate office of York Barbell Company is home to the official Weightlifting Hall of Fame and Museum. You can also take a tour of the Harley Davidson factory and museum.
There are also the Agricultural & Industrial Museum of York County, the Fire Museum of York County, the Police Heritage Museum, The Historical Society of York County Museum & Library, and the York County Colonial Courthouse, where the Articles of Confederation were adopted by the Continental Congress in 1777. And do be sure to view all of the many Murals of York, depicting a variety of historical episodes, individuals, and businesses. York is also close to Gettysburg, where the Battle of Gettysburg and the Gettysburg Addreess took place.