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Landis Valley Museum

2451 Kissel Hill Rd., Lancaster, PA 17602
717 569-0401
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Ranked #12 of 35 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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Chestertown, Maryland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I love this museum -so many attractive objects well displayed in 'natural' settings and historic buildings. The staff are polite, friendly, and knowledgeable. The grounds are lovely - it's a great place to wander around on a clear afternoon.

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North Charleston, South Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Wonderful living museum. Most of the buildings were open with 5 or 6 with docents. As with anything most of the docents were excellent and some were not so great. One in particular said next to nothing unless we pried it out of him. They docents go to lunch between 12 and one, I found this awkward as we had... More

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Covington, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Have been to similar museums of this type. The craftspeople were what made this one stand out. We had interesting discussions with the tavern keeper, rifle maker, textile person, and the blacksmith. All were not talking from a script, but from their passion for the craft. Note that not all exhibits or crafts are available everyday.

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Winchester, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We liked the museum, but many of the listed activities were not accurate, some of the buildings listed as 'open' were closed, etc. However, there was one Victorian-era house which had an informative docent that walked us through the home & gave us an engaging narrative.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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
52 helpful votes 52 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
73 helpful votes 73 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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37 reviews 37 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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