Practical Preservation Podcast Featuring Adam Zurn of Uncharted Lancaster

Adam Zurn, founder of Uncharted Lancaster, joined the Practical Preservation Podcast to discuss his website’s dual function as an educational and adventure tool. We covered multiple topics, including:

  • How his background as a child of the 1980s influenced his curious, adventurous side, and the inspiration for Uncharted Lancaster 
  • How Uncharted Lancaster includes “adventures” with directions to locations as well as ciphers and other clues to unlock hidden finds and other treasures in order to encourage interest in local natural and historical resources
  • Notable adventures, like “armchair” adventures – inaccessible to the public but available virtually and vicariously through Adam – including the Pequehanna Inn
  • Uncharted Lancaster’s broad-reach and universal appeal; activities are appropriate for anyone seeking an active way to learn more about local history, particularly families with children and young adolescents
  • Uncharted Lancaster’s recent partnership with Lancaster Conservancy on some new adventures, focusing on Water Week
  • Adam’s recommended adventures for families with younger children (Pequea Trolley Trail) and older children (Enola Low-Grade Adventure)
  • The challenge of exposing more people to these little-known places and histories, while some argue that it puts the peace, preservation, and cleanliness of these locations at risk









General contact information

All of Uncharted Lancaster’s adventures are available and free of charge. However, you can help support Adam’s efforts to continue creating new adventures by purchasing items through his store, or sponsoring his efforts, with the money going back into the project.

2 thoughts on “Practical Preservation Podcast Featuring Adam Zurn of Uncharted Lancaster”

  1. Totally recommend Uncharted Lancaster. Check THAT out. Other than that, really disappointed there wasn’t any actual “practical preservation” content on the podcast. Subscribed expecting Local experts to offer up so much more…

    1. Kale,

      Sorry you were disappointed in the content of this podcast episode. We try to have a variety of guests including local history highlights, such as, Uncharted Lancaster. Other episodes feature preservation tradespeople, thought leaders, and product manufactures maybe one of those would have more ‘practical preservation’ content for you.


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