Getting In and Around Lancaster

Traveling to Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Lancaster is the eighth largest city in Pennsylvania and was the nation’s capital for one day on September 27, 1777, after the Continental Congress fled Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War. We hope this travel information will make your trip to Lancaster more pleasant than that of our revolutionaries.

By automobile

From the west, via the Turnpike/I76

Take exit 247 Harrisburg East & follow 283 East to Lancaster

From the east, via the Turnpike/I76

Take exit 286 Reading & turn left on 222 South to Lancaster

From the south, via I83

Take exit 19 for PA-462/Market St & turn right onto 30 East to Lancaster


Parking at our venue is plentiful and free. Street and garage parking are administered throughout the city by the Lancaster Parking Authority.

By public transit

Via train

Lancaster has an Amtrak station, LNC.

Via bus

Ten of the Red Rose Transit bus routes extend outside city limits into surrounding towns.

By plane

The closest comfortable airport is Harrisburg (MDT), but you’ll still likely need to catch a connecting flight at a larger regional airport. Connections from Washington, DC (IAD) are about 20 minutes wheels up to wheels down.

Philadelphia (PHL) and Baltimore (BWI) are both about 90 minutes away.

Lancaster Airport (LNS) has daily service from Pittsburgh (PIT) and Baltimore (BWI), but these flights are on small propeller planes that frighten casual fliers even though ear plugs are usually provided.

By boat

You can’t really take a boat directly here. If you must take a boat, try to dock in Baltimore, then take a Penn Station Amtrak train to LNC station in Lancaster.

Showing up is 90%!

Call for Sponsors

WordCamp Lancaster is a not-for-profit conference celebrating its fourth year. Our speakers, volunteers, and staff all donate their time to make an event that is as engaging and accessible as possible to anyone who wishes to participate.

Lancaster is unique in that we have a very passionate, growing community of technology professionals, and have seen consistent growth year after year. WordCamp Lancaster is frequently attended not only by locals, but by WordPress professionals and enthusiasts from all over, most notably the regional Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., and New York WordPress communities.

Sponsoring a WordCamp is an incredible way to contribute to the WordPress community and meet users, designers, and developers from near and afar.

Similar technology conferences cost hundreds to attend, while WordCamp Lancaster costs less than dinner for two. To keep ticket prices low, we allow generous sponsors to join our event, and WordCamp attendees appreciate that sponsor contributions help strengthen our community, and make the event possible.

Have something in mind for swag, or a special idea to engage attendees? We’re excited to work with all sponsors this year to refine their ideas, provide suggestions, and of course, assist with any issues that may arise.

We’ve got three terrific sponsorship levels available for businesses that are interested in getting involved – Maple, Cherry and Oak, named after the three most highly-used hardwoods in the Lancaster County area:

Maple, $1,500

  • Your name or logo in the WCLancaster sidebar and printed in the program.
  • A link to your home page on the WCLancaster sidebar.
  • Public thanks during opening/closing remarks.
  • A post thanking your business on the WCLancaster blog.
  • Up to 4 complimentary tickets to WordCamp Lancaster!
  • A company representative is welcome to join us for the Speakers Dinner on Friday, March 3rd.
  • One table of approximately 3’W x 6’L or equivalent floor-space in the sponsors’ area.

Cherry, $750

  • Your name or logo in the WCLancaster sidebar and printed in the program.
  • A link to your home page on the WCLancaster sidebar.
  • Public thanks during opening/closing remarks.
  • Up to 2 complimentary tickets to WordCamp Lancaster!
  • Up to 1’W x 3’L of swag table space for promotional products (one or two tables on which you may place products along with other sponsors.

Oak, $500

  • Your name on our WCLancaster sidebar and in the program.
  • A link to the social media account of your choice on the WCLancaster sidebar.
  • A complimentary ticket to WordCamp Lancaster!

Call for Speakers

We strongly encourage local and first-time speakers to apply to speak!

Speaker sessions make up the bulk of the conference, and are typically 30 minutes each. If you’d like to present, we’d love to hear your ideas! If you’d like to propose multiple topics, please submit this form multiple times (one for each talk topic). There’s no limit to how many submissions one may submit, but it’s a good idea to limit yourself to five or less.

Speaker Submissions close at midnight on February 3, 2017.

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Welcome to WordCamp Lancaster, 2017!

We’re happy to announce that WordCamp Lancaster 2017 is officially on the calendar!

WordCamp Lancaster 2017 will be on March 04, 2017 at IU13 (the excellent venue from 2016).

Subscribe using the form in the sidebar to stay up to date on the most recent news. We’ll be keeping you posted on all the details, including speaker submissions, ticket sales and more!

We’re still working on the site appearance itself, but speaker, volunteer, and sponsor submissions are open!