In August of 2016, York County adopted its first Heritage Preservation Plan as part of the York County Comprehensive Plan. Please visit this link to view the Plan.
An Advisory Committee has formed to help guide implementation of the strategies and actions recommended in the Plan. The Advisory Committee is comprised of individuals with a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, expertise, and areas of historical interest. Members represent the York County History Center, local historical societies, local heritage tourism attractions, technical experts, and preservations organizations, among others.
Beginning in November of 2016, the Advisory Committee plans to meet every other month to monitor progress on Plan implementation and to discuss local preservation needs and challenges.
A public survey was conducted in April of 2015 to inform the creation of the Heritage Preservation Plan. The survey produced a large amount of valuable information. Please visit this link to view the survey results.
York County Heritage Program
The York County Heritage Program is a network of resources – natural, cultural and historic – that are officially designated by the York County Planning Commission. The purpose of the Program is to highlight the special places that make York County unique.
Getting involved in the Program is easy. There is an annual call for applications. Interested parties must complete the Program Application, which requires basic information about the site and contact information, as well as more detailed information related to the site’s authenticity, interpretation and visitor readiness. For information on the York County Heritage Program, please refer to the Program Manual.
To view existing Heritage Resources, please visit the Exploring York County's Heritage page. This interactive webpage maps heritage resources, provides information, and can assist in planning visits. For additional questions, please contact the