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Landis Valley Museum

2451 Kissel Hill Rd., Lancaster, PA 17602
717 569-0401
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Ranked #12 of 33 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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English first
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Thanks to the landis brothers for collecting all these artifacts. The Conestoga wagon was amazing to see. The blacksmith was a wealth of knowledge. The broom makers were talented and friendly. It was an enjoyable history lesson. Not good for very young children but 7 or 8 year olds would enjoy a lot of the presentations by the craftsmen.

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Lady Lake
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89 reviews 89 reviews
34 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The map they supply is very inadequate for the confusing layout and multiple sites. It would be easy to navigate if all the exhibits were open by simply going door to door, but they regularly close almost half and leave you to wander around trying to match the open exhibits with the buildings and pathways. I would avoid it if... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

what a fun place to visit with school trips or just on a weekend. they always have lots of interesting reenactment type of things going on.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My wife and I recently attended a two-day seminar on antique crafts. We took rug-hookng and redware pottery and enjoyed the teachers, the meals, and the atmosphere. The buildings were gathered from around the area and moved or re-created to show a crossroads village and farm. Buildings are furnished with antiques, and exhibits are mounted regularly. There are farm animals,... More

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Marysville, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We went in June on a Saturday at 10am. I would imagine this is the height of their season. There was no craftsman in the blacksmith shop or the shoe making shop. Nor did we see anyone spinning wool. The only reinactor that I saw was in the gun making shop. Many of the buildings were closed. The horse pulled... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

A group of residents of the Glenmoor condo traveled via Trans Bridge Bus to this lovely attraction. After being greeted by the local rep to were taken to a theater to see a promotional video. It was informative and well done. After that we were divided into groups of ~20 and we were taken on tour of the site via... More

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New Providence, Pennsylvania, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This museum is very interesting. The gun collection is fantastic, and the rest of the grounds are great to stroll and tour. History and remembrance for some here in this place. Take your time, have some food, definitely check this out. No one should visit Lancaster County without visiting one the greatest icons of this area.

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Springfield, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We didn't quite know what to expect. We enjoyed speaking with the craftsmen and learning about the area. It is a living history museum and worth the visit. We actually spent 4 hours there!

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The Landis Valley Museum is a very interesting and large museum. It's basically a small town recreated for visitors--houses of different eras, a schoolhouse, firehouse, general store, blacksmith shop, and so on. We found the blacksmith shop to be the most interesting because the smith working was very informative. I wouldn't recommend it on a very hot day, or for... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Visited here I for the first time. It was an interesting day. Landis Valley is a walk back in time about the German immigrants who settled in Lancaster County. It's a beautiful place to learn Early German culture. You start with a 15 minute movie to get an overview of the history of the area. Then you go out to... More

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