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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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One of PA's most significant rural life museums

A great museum interpreting the Pennsylvania German rural experience -- not to be missed -- plus a great gift shop!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

A great museum interpreting the Pennsylvania German rural experience -- not to be missed -- plus a great gift shop!

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Thank Candace P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

A friend suggested this and I had no idea what to expect. It is fun to go and experience living history. The staff is very knowlegeable and very easy to engage. Fun and interesting.

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Thank Kelly H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Landis Valley Farm Museum is a real gem. Two awesome times to visit are in May during the Herb & Garden Faire and in October for Harvest Days. If you are in the area and don't have a lot of time, a visit to the museum shop is well worth the drive.

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Thank Glenn S
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My son just got married here in November. Wonderful staff, gorgeous setting. Add it to your list if you are looking for a wedding venue in Lancaster PA.

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Thank Deborah S
Lititz, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Education experience for young and old alike. See wool being spun into thread, see meals prepared on a hearth, tour an old one-room schoolhouse and old country store.

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Thank Catherine R
Lickdale, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Landis Valley Museum is a great place during all seasons of the year. (And for a wedding of a friend.) Make sure to look on the website for seasonal events, because those will be the days with the most to do. Plenty of volunteers dressed in period garb giving demonstrations or explaining life during the early years of settlement in... More 

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Thank Hannah K
Richwood, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

This would be a great place to visit in the spring/summer,but in Nov I think many of the places in the village that do re enactments

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Thank Rebecca B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

My son is a history buff so when we learned about Landis Valley we had to plan a day trip. We went during their Harvest Days. It is attractively laid out and well maintained. It is easy walking around and there are several places to sit and rest and enjoy the shade and the scenery. We enjoyed all the crafters... More 

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Thank AutumnKat
Amory, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

My sister & I were on an Ancestor search. This museum showed us how our ancestors may have lived. Great day trip for anyone! Some buildings had people showing trades, shoemaker & blacksmith were a couple! Thoroughly enjoyed!

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Thank chgreen
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This is a cool living museum. Nice amount of building's that give an example of the German Heritage and history from 1740 to 1940.

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