What We Do
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What We Do

The Lincoln Highway Legacy provides a variety of heritage tourism services including educational presentations, cultural events and private or tours. The Lincoln Highway was America’s first coast-to-coast Main Street and we want to promote the family-owned small businesses along our historic road. Our primary goal is to promote the history of the Lincoln Highway across south central Pennsylvania. Abraham Lincoln challenges us in his statement, “Whatever you are, be a good one.”

We are also dedicated to the preservation and adaptive reuse and leasing of historic properties along the Lincoln Highway in York County and Lancaster County. Think about the creative uses of old service stations, automobile dealerships, diners, motels and other famous roadside attractions along the Lincoln Highway. They may be gone forever in another generation if we do not preserve them today. As Carl Fischer said as the building of the Lincoln Highway began, “Let’s do this before we are too old to enjoy it.”

1829 West Market West York

Leasing Historic Properties

Our first renovation project is now FOR SALE! Go to the listing for more information. We are thrilled to have restored this historic home.

1829 W. Market Street

Modernaire Motel

Adaptive Reuse

We are pursuing the preservation and adaptive reuse of other historic properties along the Lincoln Highway in York County. Please contact us if you know of any historic property for sale along the Lincoln Highway or are interested in partnering with Lincoln Highway Legacy in future projects.

Here are some historic properties that are currently for sale along the Lincoln Highway across Pennsylvania.

Lincoln Motor Court near Bedford

Lee’s Diner in West Manchester Township, York County

Sertoma Club of York

Educational Program

We provide a variety of presentations for civic and non-profit organizations throughout the state. Tom Davidson has made presentations for local historical societies and community groups to share his love of our Lincoln Highway History.


York History Center Presentation – Writer’s Roundtable – Lincoln Highway talk by Tom Davidson on March 4, 2021, Presentation begins at 15:50.

York County Lincoln Highway Talk

Eastern Tour Yorktowne Hotel advertisement

Heritage Tours

Lincoln Highway Legacy can design a customized tour experience for your family, business or tour group. Let us know your interest and we will plan a unique heritage tourism experience to meet your schedule and group needs.

Interested in any of the above services we offer?  Please contact us today to learn more.