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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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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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Really Nice Day, Ruined By Rain.

We went right after Thanksgiving and there was some Christmas themed events going on. The place is neat and well maintained. About half the attractions had staff on hand to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Gart W
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Bay Shore, New York
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Bay Shore, New York
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96 reviews 96 reviews
37 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We went right after Thanksgiving and there was some Christmas themed events going on. The place is neat and well maintained. About half the attractions had staff on hand to explain what you were seeing and answer any questions. All were friendly and very informative. Shortly after arriving and steady and cold rain started and after awhile we decided to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
44 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I have read about this place. I love living history museums and thought that this would be a nice place. They charged me full price, but no living history on this day. The tour guide though very knowledgeable wore normal clothes. It was nice to tour the authentic buildings. I think that things could be better.

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Sanatoga, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The least expensive day to visit the interesting and historic Landis Valley Museum is on Pennsylvania Charter Day, when admission is traditionally free. Observed each year, usually on the first or second Sunday in March, Charter Day commemorates the 1681 signing by England’s King Charles II of a charter which granted land that is now Pennsylvania to founder William Penn.... More 

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Edgewood, Maryland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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