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Landis Valley Museum

2451 Kissel Hill Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601-4809
+1 717-569-0401
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Time travel is possible! Step back in time...

You can feel like you are in the 1800's during the wonderful Harvest Days in October. Each sense is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Fun Stop

Nice area, animals for viewing and petting, museum and some of the best ice cream ever. It is a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Flushing, Michigan
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Relax and roam through the authentic crossroads village and farms of Landis Valley as you learn the rich history of the Pennsylvania Germans of Lancaster County. Comprised of over 40 buildings on 100 acres, the museum is the guardian of 65+ varieties of heirloom seeds and the largest collection of Pennsylvania German artifacts in the U.S. Through costumed demonstrators, special events, group tours, award-winning exhibits, and educational programs for adults and children you'll come away all the more enriched by your experience here.
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  • Average9%
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2451 Kissel Hill Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601-4809
+1 717-569-0401
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Reviewed 5 days ago

You can feel like you are in the 1800's during the wonderful Harvest Days in October. Each sense is carried back with the smell of wood fires, cooking apple butter or cider, baking apple dumplings and more...Hearing the horses clopping on the road with the...More

Thank marescottk
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice area, animals for viewing and petting, museum and some of the best ice cream ever. It is a little out of the way, but worth the effort.

Thank carl_retired
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are some great events held at Landis Valley - preferably the Herb & Garden Fest held annually. It's like a smaller version of Williamsburg with farmland and animals. This was a location used for several movies also.

Thank Donna K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I really enjoyed our visit to Landis Valley Village. The staff was wonderful! They really took their time to give us loads of information about the buildings and life in the late 1800's and early 1900's. We were very happy to support...More

Thank CCTravels44
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you call to check the hours. The staff takes a lunch break from 12-1. The day we went the guides left at 3:00., it says they are open until 5. This was a bit confusing. We arrived at noon. This worked for us....More

Thank Arlene M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our trip to this open-air museum. The children enjoyed seeing the animals, running in the grass, and playing in the playroom (be sure to ask its location). The adults enjoyed the guided tours of each building and the detailed explanations of the costumed...More

Thank NinjaTwins2013
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been at this place quite a number of times because I am a local, but I was just there last week and really enjoyed my visit. There were some school groups also touring but because the place is so big, there was plenty...More

1  Thank Carol and Ray L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This Mennonite farm has assembled homes, barns, schools, general store, a blacksmith, a gunsmith and museums to inform us about how progress from 1750 to the present was made in this area. An excellent insight into our past.

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This museum has a huge inventory of machines, farm implements, furniture and interior recreations from 1700-1900. You can learn about the rural and small town lifestyles from early America.

Thank LKeck
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This originally was a family farm and tavern along the old dirt road from Philly. The two brothers purchased other building and moved them along the road. They added a large number of period items. Now there is a period gun shop, store, tavern, fire...More

Thank Bruce L
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Bette E
do you offer military discounts
15 September 2016|
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Response from IrishScorp | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if there is a military discount, but they do have a website that would probably have that information.
Bette E
How long to tour the facility
22 August 2016|
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Response from Vicki W | Reviewed this property |
You can do a walk-through in about an hour, but if the artisans are there and you take advantage of the opportunity to talk to the reenactors who are full of information, you can stretch it out as long as your interest... More
Bette E
how long did it take to tour the facility,
22 August 2016|
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Response from Martha S | Reviewed this property |
We did a self tour so took about 2 hours. It depends on how interested you are in watching demonstrations, talking to people, and looking at details.