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The Amish Farm and House

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2395 Covered Bridge Dr, Lancaster, PA 17602-1174
+1 717-394-6185
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Interesting tour

I grew up in an Amish town, so I wasn't sure how much I would learn on this tour. But, I was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JDanek
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Merchantville, New Jersey
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Lots has changed in 40 years

Back then, it was country. Today, it is hiding behind a shopping center. Sad to see all this new... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
sycha
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Ottawa, Canada
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In 1954, the play, “Plain and Fancy” was a smash hit on Broadway. The Broadway hit drew a spotlight as the play was featured around the Amish lifestyle and their home: Lancaster County. This was the tipping point of a tourist boom the progressively grew from 25,000 annual visitors to 2,000,000 by 1960. Due to the increase of tourists and invasion of privacy of the Amish, Lancaster-local Adolph Neuber believe that there should be a place to accurately learn about the Amish, while respecting their privacy. An Amish family opened their home and property to visitors for tours. Since 1955, The Amish Farm and House has been connecting the Amish community and the public. Tour Lancaster County’s Amish Farm and House. Opened nearly 60 years ago, The Amish Farm and House has hosted travelers from around the world visiting Lancaster County. Experience Lancaster County’s Premier Amish Attraction with our farm and house tours.
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“amish life” (91 reviews)
“house tour” (182 reviews)
“bus tour” (83 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2395 Covered Bridge Dr, Lancaster, PA 17602-1174
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up in an Amish town, so I wasn't sure how much I would learn on this tour. But, I was surprised that the tour and talk was very interesting and I learned some new facts about the Amish. The grounds are nice and...More

Thank JDanek
Amish Farm a, Manager at The Amish Farm and House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are an island within a sea of development! It is what the Amish community faces themselves in their daily lives. Our historic farm predates the stores by about 270 years! We are happy you liked our farm museum and appreciate your review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Back then, it was country. Today, it is hiding behind a shopping center. Sad to see all this new development but happy that they were able to save the house and the farm. House tour very instructive. Interesting farm animals, especially the huge and colorful...More

Thank sycha
Amish Farm a, Manager at The Amish Farm and House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It is true that time marches on. We are happy to have preserved the historic heart of the farm and also to be able to mingle with our Amish neighbors that love shopping at the nearby shops! It is a true representation of Amish life...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very enlightening experience. I knew very little about the Amish, therefore, my husband and I had very many questions. We came away with a lot better understanding of the Amish people and their traditions. The Amish home exhibit was interesting and the...More

Thank marcar154
Amish Farm a, Manager at The Amish Farm and House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments and review of your recent tour. Our guides are happy to answer questions and have so much to share!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great guided tour through an Amish house with a well trained guide. The first stop is the gathering room and they have the tour guides "script" in many languages for those not speaking English. We went in the fall so it was not real busy....More

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Amish Farm a, Manager at The Amish Farm and House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for coming to see us at The Amish Farm and House and for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. We also have insightful Countryside tours for those wishing to travel to Amish roadside stands and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting exhibit that gives a good insight into Amish lifestyle; from school to home. Learning about their clothing and how it is worn was particularly interesting.

Thank Dennis10_51
Amish Farm a, Manager at The Amish Farm and House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We also have a 15 acre farm and offer Countryside bus tours. If you have more time, try one of our other tours next time you're in the area!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a first time visitor to Lancaster and the Amish area, I did not know what to expect. I have read about the Amish customs but to see it first hand was amazing. Joe, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and drove the van through...More

Thank Curtis G
Amish Farm a, Manager at The Amish Farm and House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your tour.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the dinner tour with Debbie as tour guide. I thought I knew a lot about the Amish, but was pleasantly surprised to learn so much more about the them. Our guide did an excellent job explaining how their Christian faith impacts their daily...More

Thank Larry G
Amish Farm a, Manager at The Amish Farm and House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Debi is a retired kindergarten teacher and gives a fantastic tour. She is passionate about her job and it shows. The Amish community is evolving so there is always something new to learn as well as gaining a deeper understanding of their long held traditions....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this Amish house and farm tour. We did the house and farm tour and learned so much from our guide Arnie! Very informative answered everyone’s questions. The have bus tours also. Great experience for young and old!More

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Amish Farm a, Manager at The Amish Farm and House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Arnie is one of our great guides. All of our guides are happy to answer questions and to see the interest of our guests. Next time you should definitely try the Countryside bus tour so you can see even more of the local Amish community....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the Dinner Tour...it was really great. The two stops made along the way were perfect. The dinner was not only good but plentiful as well. We had a great guide wonderfully informative. Worth taking! I would caution you to arrive early so that...More

Thank ifs2014
Amish Farm a, Manager at The Amish Farm and House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

The Dinner tour is always a treat! The dinner tour package does include a house tour and farm tour, so if you want to take advantage of those, you would need to arrive an hour 15 minutes prior to bus departure. Our house tours are...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We learned so much about the Amish. I am so happy to have strong Christians with great values and moral lifestyle on this earth

Thank Debbie P
Amish Farm a, Manager at The Amish Farm and House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent visit and writing your review. The Amish are a great asset to our community.

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Birdy509
4 September 2017|
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Response from xenonian | Reviewed this property |
The tours were tied to the van schedule - that is, as buses returned from their routes, the house tour would happen at the end. buses werre staggered - so if you were not going to take the van tour (which, btw, I would... More
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rachel b
5 June 2017|
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Response from Louise P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe it is possible just to do the self-guided tour of the farmyard, without doing the guided tour of the house. However, you learn so much more information about the Amish if you do the guided house tour. You... More
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kenandlinda2016
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Response from Linda J | Reviewed this property |
The tour goes from the reception inside the Amish Farm and House. Yes next to the retail park where Target is. 21.95 for the bus tour. The house tour is a must too!!
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