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Landis Valley Museum

2451 Kissel Hill Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601-4809
+1 717-569-0401
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Lots of antiques

We visited on a week day. It was after school started so there were not any school groups around... read more

Reviewed yesterday
gwensullivan
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Gilbert, South Carolina
Lancaster resident and still love it

I decided when I retire I will volunteer here. I find it a transport to a relaxing time...well... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lancastriann
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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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%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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2451 Kissel Hill Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601-4809
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited on a week day. It was after school started so there were not any school groups around. There were not many demos and several of the buildings were not open. The buildings that were open had a lot of antiques on display. The...More

Thank gwensullivan
Reviewed 6 days ago

I decided when I retire I will volunteer here. I find it a transport to a relaxing time...well worth a visit.

Thank Lancastriann
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to Landis Valley Museum on a Sunday. We were unsure what to expect, but it turned out to be an amazing day! My wife and I had our 3 1/2 year old and our 1 year old with us. The attendant at the...More

Thank Lee R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived shortly after noon on a beautiful early-September day. The person who sold me my admission gave me a map, consulted a schedule, and marked with a highlighter pen seven buildings at which there would be costumed staff members who could share information about...More

1  Thank Paul D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the opportunity to visit while chaperoning my daughter's field trip. What a great place to learn some local history and watch artisans ply their craft. The kids really liked learning about the one room school house and watching the gun smith. I enjoyed learning...More

Thank Ed K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great way to get to know the history German Deusch immigrants and their way of life. The old buildings and their content reflect Both life style and culture. Really impressed by the volunteers who demonstrated skills of the Cooper, Blacksmith and Tin cutting. The...More

Thank Burcottguy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for school groups learning about colonial times. Many shop are not open at times you just look in the windows. Being a State museum the have a open houses and more staffing on those days.

Thank FamilyTime23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour was self-guided with staff interpreters at only 4 buildings the Sunday we visited. There is audio about various exhibits via cell phone but none of us were motivated enough to call in. The grounds however were very picturesque and look like something out...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I am a member of Landis Valley Associates which supports the museum. If you live nearby, I suggest you join and then you can go over there anytime. This is just such a lovely place to come and explore. We stopped at a great hoagie...More

Thank Whareareugoing
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This museum was brought about by a couple of brothers who were interested in collecting items that they feared were going the way of the Dodo. It has a number of facilities which indicate the style in which the Amish lived in a particular time....More

Thank MadMaxie40667
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Bette E
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.
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Bette E
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
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Bette E
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.
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