P.O. Box 340, Dillsburg, PA 17019 717.502.1440


Dill’s Tavern 

227 N. Baltimore Street
Dillsburg, PA 17019

Guided Tours
Come join us for a guided tour of Dills Tavern, Bake Oven, Wheel Wright Shop, Rye Whiskey Distillery, 1798 Log Barn, Visitor Center, and Historic Educational Garden.  Tours run approximately 1 to 2 hours.

Sundays (during the season: April 16th, 2023 through November 2023) from 2:00 to 4:00pm and by appointment. $5 for individuals and $10 per family (immediate family only). Children under 12 are free.

Monday through Saturday by appointment only. To book a private tour or group tour, please contact us to organize your visit. Private tours require a minimum $100 fee with an added cost of $10 per adult and $5 for children ages 5-12 for each additional guest over and above the minimum cost. Private tours are contingent on docent availability.  Advance notice of one week or more is needed for all private and group tours. 

If you’re interested in a tour, please follow the steps below.

1. When you’ve decided to join us for a tour, please come prepared that day by watching the following video prior to your tour.
2. Arrive for your tour! Please begin in the Orientation Room and Gift Shop of our 1798 Log Barn on the Dills Tavern campus when you arrive.
3. Payment will be collected at that time prior to the tour.

Farmers Market
Saturdays from 8am-1pm (during the season: May 6th- November18th) 
Come experience the tastes and aromas of Central Pennsylvania at our weekly Farmer’s Market hosted at the Dill’s Tavern campus.  Family friendly educational events, demonstrations and activities are frequently hosted concurrently by NYCHAPS. 

Maple Shade Barn

35 Greenbrier Lane
Dillsburg, PA 17019


Tuesday through Friday 11:00am to 3:00pm

Library & Museum

Tuesday through Friday 11:00am to 3:00pm:  See our local history exhibits and browse our library collections.


Archival visits are by appointment.  Research requests may also be made and are subject to a fee schedule.  For more information, please contact collections@northernyorkhistorical.org

Northern York County Region

Take a driving tour of our local cemeteries and discover the people and places of eras bygone in Northern York County.  


Visitor Policies

Pet Policy

NYCHAPS welcomes any pet that’s well-trained and under full control of its owner. Many of the NYCHAPS events feature animals.  In order to keep all animals safe, we have established the following guidelines:
* All pets must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet.
* Pets are allowed on all outdoor areas of the site.
* Pets on a leash are also allowed in areas accessed by vehicles, including roadsides, parking areas, and picnic areas.
* Pets are NOT permitted in the 1798 Log Barn & Visitor Center, Tavern, Wheel Wright Shop, Distillery, Historic Gardens or Maple Shade Barn.
* All pet owners must clean up after their pets or face possible expulsion from the property. Besides being unsightly, animal waste can be hazardous to health.
This policy only applies to pets. Service animals are permitted, by law, throughout the facility.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is permitted inside vehicles, on sidewalks, in gravel or paved parking areas, and in an area immediately adjacent to a fire ring, or a smoking station (see picture). Period appropriate smoking (cigars and pipes) is permitted on a limited basis at select times in the Wheelwright Shop and Tap Room. Please ask before lighting up! NYCHAPS may designate any portion of the plantation, or any portion of a building, structure or facility as closed to smoking when necessary to protect historic property, reduce the risk of fire, or prevent conflicts among visitors and activities.

Fireplace and Candle Policy

NYCHAPS is proud to maintain an authentic atmosphere. Part of that includes the use of candles and fireplaces. NYCHAPS is responsible for making adequate provision for the safety and security of its members, volunteers and guests. In general, candles and other open flame devices shall be set up and ignited only by a designated NYCHAPS person who has been trained in its use and is present to serve as a fire watch. Please note the following guidelines:
* Patrons are not permitted to move candlesticks. There are sufficient sticks in each room on both floors.
* Patrons who attempt to move lit sticks are at risk of burning themselves and others. NYCHAPS cannot assume responsibility for burn injuries.
* Use common sense around lit candles, do not let them burn down into the sockets. Extinguish and inform an event organizer or fire watch for a replacement.
* NYCHAPS personnel will periodically walk through the rooms to monitor all lit candles and replace as needed.

In addition, fireplaces must only be ignited and maintained by the designated NYCHAPS fire watch. If improperly operated or maintained, wood burning fireplaces are potential sources of an uncontrolled fires.  Never burn any garbage, plastics, wrapping paper, or other inappropriate materials.

Event Cancellation Policy

NYCHAPS reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment, inclement weather, or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If NYCHAPS cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund. Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of an event, registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same event at the new, future date. In the case of last-minute cancellations, all efforts will be made to inform necessary parties of the cancellation or rescheduling of the event. Before every event, coordinators and visitors should check our website for updates.