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Landis Valley Museum

2451 Kissel Hill Rd., Lancaster, PA 17602
717 569-0401
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Ranked #11 of 35 Attractions in Lancaster
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Children can discover a one-room school house, try their hands at woodworking and mingle with lambs in this recreated 19th- century Pennsylvania Dutch... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you're in the area during the second weekend in October (check to verify dates), and you like reenactments, you should check out the Landis Valley Museum. It's a great place to take kids, pick out a pumpkin, buy some breads and apple butters, and enjoy the fall weather. The setting is very Civil War-ish, and a really neat learning... More

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linz
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111 reviews 111 reviews
27 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A lot of houses to see and visit with sometimes live performances of quilting,spinning and so on. This was a real community of the Pennsylvania Dutch/German People around 1856. Later the brothers Landis created a Museum out of this and collected a lot of antiques.

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Sugar Land, Texas, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

One of my favorite stops anywhere in America. All year round the buildings and grounds give an idea what Pennsylvania farms were like in the 18th and 19th century. Especially look at the website and go the festival weekends like in the fall..many craftsmen come in and give demonstrations. It is a great family atmosphere.

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River Edge, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

It was a very informative place. My husband and I had a very nice time. The short film and chair museum was very interesting. Loved walking the grounds and seeing the animals and the farm. Having people explaining so many things about the 18th and 19th century was really great too. We had experienced a lot on this day and... More

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Prince George, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is a definite stop for a trip to Lancaster County, PA. Gives you a great idea on how people lived in the 1700s and 1800s in this area.

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New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I was very surprised to find out how many Germans came to settle in Lancaster area as farmers. I thought the Pennsylvania Dutch referred to the Amish and Mennonite, however there I realized how many German farmers came to this Lancaster area. It was a very informative place. Loved that they had people explaining so many things from cooking, farming,... More

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Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We went on a Sunday afternoon and they had five volunteers (tinsmith, blacksmith, country store owner, tavern maid and wagon driver) to guide us through various aspects of 18th and 19th century life in a small Pennsylvania village. We also experienced an ice cream social with period live music. The chair display of local craftsman in the visitor center is... More

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Suffield, Connecticut
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212 reviews 212 reviews
86 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The museum has a very large collection of antique and old building and dwellings. We arrive mid morning and just in time for one of the guided tours. The guided tour was worth it. It is free and offered at specific times during the day. The guide was very knowledgeable and took us through some of the key buildings throughout... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Amazing collection of structures illustrating farming life and town pre-20th century. Costumed inturpreters explain well and answer questions. Demonstations. Special week-ends for many events. Wonderful gift shop. Good place for kids.

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Chestertown, Maryland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I love this museum -so many attractive objects well displayed in 'natural' settings and historic buildings. The staff are polite, friendly, and knowledgeable. The grounds are lovely - it's a great place to wander around on a clear afternoon.

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