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Landis Valley Museum

2451 Kissel Hill Rd., Lancaster, PA 17602
717 569-0401
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Ranked #11 of 31 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
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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86 reviews 86 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

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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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Landis Valley Museum is a great learning place for Families for PA History especially associated with the Colonial and Civil War era farming. A lot of artifacts to see and demonstrations to watch.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

The curators and everyone who works at the museum enjoys sharing its history and artifacts with a great deal of knowledge, reverence and enthusiasm. A hidden gem for families and solo travelers alike, full of interesting, practical information in the beautiful farmlands of Lancaster County.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews 77 reviews
27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We were able to visit Landis Valley Museum this past Charter Day, where admission is free. There are lots of buildings to see (some had guides in them). It was very muddy (obviously as the snow is melting). However, my children failed to take my advice and wear "mud" boots. So, they were more focused on how muddy their shoes... More

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Burlington, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

It's best to link up with a special event on-site but even a self-guided tour could be valuable. Unique content.

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

My wife & I took a three-day trip to Amish Country. We'd not heard of this museum before & it certainly was not in our thinking, when we planned the trip. But, this was our favorite site. You experience history, as there are knowledgeable craftspeople in each building who demonstrate the crafts of a bygone era that once and you... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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83 reviews 83 reviews
36 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Landis Family Museum was founded by two brothers who realized that most of their 19th century heritage was being forgotten or demolished as the area progressed into the future. The two bachelors decided to save as many buildings as they could have place all the buildings in their Landis Valley complex to preserve them for future generations. When you go... More

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Marietta, Pennsylvania
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I fell in love with this place when I first saw it, but I was not in love with the way that we were treated after our wedding. We also received a ceremony fee even though the time, was not different than our rental time and location. They had sent us a feedback letter in the mail as well. I... More

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Washington, DC
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32 reviews 32 reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Our 3 year old had fun at this place but beware that many of the attractions are CLOSED on weekend (or the day we were there, which was an October Saturday-- not exactly off season). Many of the buildings (like the blacksmith) were closed and there were only a handful of buildings that had actors doing demonstrations. AND, the demonstrations... More

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Lancaster, PA, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

As residents of Lancaster County and grandparents of five grandchildren, we find the Landis Valley Museum to be a great place to get outside when the weather permits. We go almost every weekend during the spring, summer, and fall to feed Tonya the Turkey and the horses. The staff is very friendly and the special events (plant sale, Harvest Days,... More

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