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Landis Valley Museum

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Address: 2451 Kissel Hill Rd., Lancaster, PA 17602
Phone Number: 717 569-0401
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Children can discover a one-room school house, try their hands at...
Children can discover a one-room school house, try their hands at woodworking and mingle with lambs in this recreated 19th- century Pennsylvania Dutch village.
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Beautiful and interesting!

The grounds of this village and farm museum are just beautiful! Minutes outside of downtown you can step into the past (circa 1740's and beyond) at this pastoral gem - it's so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Lancaster,PA
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Lancaster,PA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The grounds of this village and farm museum are just beautiful! Minutes outside of downtown you can step into the past (circa 1740's and beyond) at this pastoral gem - it's so serene. You can simply enjoy the surroundings, or learn about a bygone way of life. There are folks decked out in period costume cooking on a wood-fired hearth,... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

One of our favorite spots on vacation! Really enjoyed the actors who are brilliant with not only their craft skills but acting skills as well! All of us thoroughly enjoyed Landis Valley and learned so much!

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Dublin, Ireland
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91 reviews 91 reviews
22 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Landis Valley Museum is a great place to visit, really close to a highway but still so peaceful and sylvan. As it is a living history museum I would have liked to see many more people there in costume. The blacksmith was the only one we saw and he was really interesting. I wish I could remember the name of... More 

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Bay Shore, New York
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96 reviews 96 reviews
37 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We went right after Thanksgiving and there was some Christmas themed events going on. The place is neat and well maintained. About half the attractions had staff on hand to explain what you were seeing and answer any questions. All were friendly and very informative. Shortly after arriving and steady and cold rain started and after awhile we decided to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
53 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I have read about this place. I love living history museums and thought that this would be a nice place. They charged me full price, but no living history on this day. The tour guide though very knowledgeable wore normal clothes. It was nice to tour the authentic buildings. I think that things could be better.

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Sanatoga, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The least expensive day to visit the interesting and historic Landis Valley Museum is on Pennsylvania Charter Day, when admission is traditionally free. Observed each year, usually on the first or second Sunday in March, Charter Day commemorates the 1681 signing by England’s King Charles II of a charter which granted land that is now Pennsylvania to founder William Penn.... More 

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Edgewood, Maryland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The museum was very nice, there was plenty to see, it was close to everything that we wanted to do in Lancaster. The kids were a little bored but we enjoyed it. History was Lancaster was nice to see. The hours were good for us.

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Old Bridge
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

What a terrific place for adults and to bring children to explore and to learn and understand the harshness and simplicity of life on a Penn/Dutch farm of times gone past. Tours of the buildings and grounds, and dialogues with the craftsmen /women are just fascinating...it's a great way for all to actually see what most have only read about... More 

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Avondale, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I've been to this museum several times but mostly during Harvest Days. I love walking around and feeling like I'm in a historical setting with people walking around in period costumes and showing how things were done back in the day. It really makes you feel like you are taking a step back in time. Very friendly employees and most... More 

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Indianapolis
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Historic place, great for photography (for those who like old historic buildings). Guided tour for every hour. Can spend like 2 hours when not off season. Lots of historic farm machines in one building.

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