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Address: 2209 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA 17602
Phone Number: 717-299-0954
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Description: Today, a world-wide influence emanates from the Mennonite...
Today, a world-wide influence emanates from the Mennonite InformationCenter. Not only do more than 75,000 visitors come each year from allnationalities, ethnic backgrounds and religious persuasions, the Center receives 8,000 hits per month on its Internet Web site.
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An Information Centre not a Tourist Trap

We journeyed to Lancaster to gain insight into the Amish tradition and culture. Our first stop was to the Mennonite Information Centre. We were not disappointed, the staff were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Ipswich, Australia
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Ipswich, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We journeyed to Lancaster to gain insight into the Amish tradition and culture. Our first stop was to the Mennonite Information Centre. We were not disappointed, the staff were helpful and friendly. It was as it said, an information centre, great videos, books and other resources. Our personal guide Lois, was brilliant, she rode in our car with us. A... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

What a great idea; a local Mennonite rides in your car and guides you as you drive around the countryside, stopping at farms and Amish-owned shops as he/she explains everything. The tour is totally customized to what you're particularly interested in, and our guide was so personable and informative. It was the best thing we did in our 3-day visit.

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Concord, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I didn't have much time here, but I watched the free 17 min movie that describes Mennonites and Amish. (donations accepted). Movie was from about 1980's or 1990's so a bit outdated but still informative. The gift shop is quite nice, books, local artwork, hand-crafted items from all over the world. Give yourself some time to watch the other film... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The two 30 minute videos were informative and done nicely to portray the Amish and Mennonite people. Our kids now have a better understanding of their way of life and continue to expand their world view.

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Burscough, United Kingdom
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146 reviews 146 reviews
90 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

If you are going to Lancaster County to see the Amish, then I thoroughly recommend that you make this your first stop. This unassuming building provides lots of information about the differences and similarities between the Amish and Mennonite people. As others have mentioned previously there are 2 films available to watch, one free and one with a small charge.... More 

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

This is a good place to start to learn about the Amish and Mennonites, especially the difference. On movie is free - there is a charge for the second one which we did not see. They do have a small information area to go through which I found more helpful than the movie. And of course there is a big... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We were at the Information Center most of one day. We watched 2 GREAT and informative movies on the Amish and Mennonites and also did the Biblical Tabernacle. The people were SO helpful/kind and knowledgable. This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip!!!

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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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7 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

What an education. This was not a boring stop and the information they are able to provide about the locals and customs was off the hook. My 17 year old was just as interested as the rest of our group. Just minutes off the main highway.

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Sandown, New Hampshire, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

You can gain lots of information from the Mennonite Information Center as you embark on your sojourn in Amish Country. The folks at the Mennonite Information Center can lead you to authentic, reputable places to visit for a true understanding of the Amish/Mennonite people in Lancaster Country. The Center also has an extensive collection of books for sale about the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff in store. Many unique items for purchase. We watched both films (one free and one very inexpensive) which were informative for us but our 3yo struggled a little to sit still to watch both. Our 6yo however was very interested. In the shop upstairs there is even a toy box and the kids loved to... More 

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