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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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Educational and a Nice Gift Shop

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Concord, California
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Concord, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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 Movie was from about 1980's or 1990's so a bit outdated but still informative.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 NEW

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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88 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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71 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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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Cocoa, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The people are very knowledgeable and the tour was well done. It was nice to see what it looked like for the ancient Israelites.

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Chihuahua
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We arrived just at closing hour, but the staff was very friendly and still took the time to allow us in, and to talk to us for a while. This is a must visit, even if its only to the store. Congrats to the staff for your great service!!

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