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Address: 2209 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA 17602
Phone Number: 717-299-0954
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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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Make sure to watch the movie also. This was a great way to learn more about the mennonite and amish ways. Stop here before going to other tour sites or shopping

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Make sure to watch the movie also. This was a great way to learn more about the mennonite and amish ways. Stop here before going to other tour sites or shopping

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Long Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Stopping here was a great decision. We learned a lot about the ways of the Mennonites. The movie was very informative. The gift shop was relatively reasonably priced.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Mennonite Information Center is housed in an attractive building and features an auditorium where several audio/visual presentations set forth an exposition of the origins, development, and subsequent division into two distinct communions, of the Amish and Mennonite community. Also in the same building is a large gift shop featuring a surprising number of products and objects offered for sale.... More 

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Monroe, NC, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great & quick stop to get a basic understanding about the Amish. Really helped us understand what was going on. Highly recommend.

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Brockville, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The free movie was a good introduction to the similarities, differences, and values of the Amish and Mennonite people. The tour guide that was assigned to our bus was very good. You can also get guides to come into your car! They had a little museum area and a nice gift shop.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Center has a focus on everything Mennonite, and related fields. There is a store with books and other materials, including CDs. Many of these items would not normally be available in any other type of store. They are unusual items. They also offer an rather large research center for investigating genealogy, and other plain folk history. The items there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Staff was extremely helpful. Lots of research material and archives. Reasonably priced copies. Museum on site and lots of books and materials for sale.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I liked to read about the history of the Mennonites and the Amish. About the similarities and differences between the two.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The information center does have a fair amount of information. However, they sell a "tabernacle tour" that does not present anything to do with the Mennonites, but does provide a visual of what they believe was the way the tabernacle of Moses while 40years in the desert (this is a belief of how it looked) with a witnessing by the... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I stopped here to learn more about the Mennonites and Amish. There is a film that they charge for that was like a slide show on three screens followed by a free movie that actually did a better job of explaining the differences between the Amish and Mennonites. Both films give you a good idea of their way of life... More 

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Additional Information about Mennonite Information Center

Address: 2209 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA 17602
Phone Number: 717-299-0954
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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