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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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nice place

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
April S
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Edgewood, Maryland
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Edgewood, Maryland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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Fitzwilliam,New Hampshire
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

There were well maintained buildings and authentic household items and tools displayed throughout the grounds of this living history museum. The period dressed reenactors presented their individual areas very well and answered our questions about their activities and living conditions in good detail.

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Kresgeville, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The visit to this museum takes you back in time to the early German settlers in Pennsylvania. The buildings are interesting. Depending on the time of year you visit, there are craftsmen on site. At Christmas you can see the Belsnickel! The gift shop has many unique items.

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Columbia, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

If you want to have a laid-back day, come here. This is an historic landmark in Lancaster County and consists of an indoor museum and several buildings that have been preserved from back in the day. I mean, waaaaaaaaaaaaaay back in the day! Check their website for any of their special events, such as Landis Valley days, when they have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Wow. I learned so much here. Tour several buildings & peek into others. 3 buildings are on their original sites & a few were moved there. Learn how flax was harvested/used, how rifles were made, explore the founders' (brothers) house, a shop/post office, blacksmith shop... Peek into a hotel, schoolhouse, tinsmith shop. There's a building devoted to farm machinery (horse... More 

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Upstate NY
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I like these type of museums, as they preserve very local history. This museum is well done, a good fair value, and very interesting. I believe this is suitable for well behaved toddlers. The actors are friendly, knowledgeable and interesting. I think about half of the buildings can be entered, and are very well appointed - great photos ops abound.... More 

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new york
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The museum was very informative. The houses were very authentic. They have fall fairs there where demonstrations are held. You can find various homemade crafts. I learned how they work the farm.

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