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Hands-on House

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Address: 721 Landis Valley Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601-4888
Phone Number:
+1 717-569-5437
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 16:00
Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Kids can touch everything at this interactive museum designed to help...

Kids can touch everything at this interactive museum designed to help children and their parents learn together in a fun way.

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Really nice Children's Museum

Coming to Lancaster in the winter there are less things to do. This place was def a hit with my 4 and 1 year old. I am used to really large elaborate children's museums where I am... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 January 2017
Jmat35
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New York, NY
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New York, NY
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Coming to Lancaster in the winter there are less things to do. This place was def a hit with my 4 and 1 year old. I am used to really large elaborate children's museums where I am from so this was basically the same as those just alot smaller. Which was really nice and not too crowded so kids weren't... More 

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Thank Jmat35
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! Although we are smaller than some other children's museums, we are jam-packed with a ton of fun exhibits and activities for kids to do! Please come back and play with us again! More 

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60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

If your kids love to play dress-up, play with puppets, science stuff or anything hands-on, then the "Hands-On" house is for them. It can be a fun birthday party place, as my daughter and friends did so years ago. It's located right next to the Landis Valley Museum, and would be a great day for fun, history, and local flavor.

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Thank Mike S
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this review

What a great review! Thanks so much! Please come and play with us soon! More 

Newville, Pennsylvania, United States
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90 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We took our kids there, now our daughters are taking our grandchildren. A little pricey, but kids can spend hours there. A large variety of things to do, in various rooms. Can get crowded. Best to go in the late fall or winter. Call for seasonal hours.

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Thank Steve G
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We're so glad that Hands-on House has stayed a family tradition throughout the generations! Please come back to play with us soon! More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Hands on House is an excellent local attraction for families. Kids love being able to touch, play, move and explore with the various exhibits. HOH is always updating and changing what's there so it's fun to go again and again.

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Thank Christina M
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We're so glad you had a fun time playing with us. Please come back soon and see what new stuff we have for you to play with! More 

Hawley, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My daughter used to LOVE this place, now we took our young neice and she LOVED it. There are s many activities for young minds. The face panting station is fun. The dress up area is fun. The mini supermarket is still the favorite! There are just so many things for kids to touch and play with without being yelled... More 

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Thank celticpriestess77
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review! We're so glad you and your niece had a good time, and we able to make some new memories! Please come back and play with us soon! More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

When my grands visited from MD, I thought this might appeal to them. Wow! It ended up being such a hit, they were already planning to return when we left. There is so much to occupy a child's mind and hands that both the twins (6 years old) and the older boy (9 years old) were entranced. Some of the... More 

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Thank Cathwren
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We're so glad that you and your grandkids had such a fun time playing in our museum! Please come back and play with us soon! More 

Hellam, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a great place for children! First, the concept is perfect! This gives children an interactive approach to learning. There are many different centers kids can explore, touch and feel. Hands-on- House also offers a seasonal pass.. I've never purchased this but I think it's a great idea! They have a little store where kids can practice shopping and... More 

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Thank B0619
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this review

WOW! Thanks so much for your great review! If you plan on coming back again, (and we hope you will!) we definitely recommend purchasing the Family Membership. Not only can you come play any time you'd like, but you also get discounts on birthday parties, classes, and more! Please come back and play soon! More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Took my grandchildren here the other week, they had so much fun, took some convincing to get them to leave. wonderful place

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Thank hanssonlinda
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We're so glad that you and your grandkids were able to come visit, and that everyone had a great time playing in the museum, and enjoying all the exhibits. Please come back soon! More 

New Jersey
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385 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We brought our 2 yr granddaughter here on advice of the Inmkeeper at Churchtown Inn. For me, air conditioned place was great since 95F outside. Our granddaughter loves all the spots for things to do, especially grocery shopping, gathering eggs, machine shop. All in all, worth the stop.

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Thank Larry1778
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, and thank you to the Churchtown Inn for recommending us! We're so glad that you and your grandchildren had fun getting out of the heat and playing in the museum, and enjoying all the exhibits. Please come back soon! More 

Warlingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We took my 2 sons here while visiting my parents in the area. They absolutely loved it with their favorite parts being where you can dress up in different costumes, the mini pirate ship and the grocery store area. The only part that I disagree with is that the adult entry fee is the same as children's. I don't see... More 

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1 Thank Heidi130
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're so glad that you and your sons came to visit us this weekend. We charge admission for any guest who comes to play in our museum, but that admission is good for all day, so you and your little ones can leave for lunch or naps, and come back later! We also highly encourage... More 

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