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Landis Valley Museum

2451 Kissel Hill Rd., Lancaster, PA 17602
717 569-0401
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Ranked #11 of 36 Attractions in Lancaster
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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.

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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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265 reviews 265 reviews
53 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I came here during the summer and was happy that I packed my hat and some water for the visit. Although this is a great community to visit, there is no air conditioning. Although this was nice seeing how people lived in this area, you need to make sure you bring some good shoes since it's a lot of walking... More

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews 75 reviews
20 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you're in the area during the second weekend in October (check to verify dates), and you like reenactments, you should check out the Landis Valley Museum. It's a great place to take kids, pick out a pumpkin, buy some breads and apple butters, and enjoy the fall weather. The setting is very Civil War-ish, and a really neat learning... More

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linz
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115 reviews 115 reviews
27 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A lot of houses to see and visit with sometimes live performances of quilting,spinning and so on. This was a real community of the Pennsylvania Dutch/German People around 1856. Later the brothers Landis created a Museum out of this and collected a lot of antiques.

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Sugar Land, Texas, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

One of my favorite stops anywhere in America. All year round the buildings and grounds give an idea what Pennsylvania farms were like in the 18th and 19th century. Especially look at the website and go the festival weekends like in the fall..many craftsmen come in and give demonstrations. It is a great family atmosphere.

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River Edge, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

It was a very informative place. My husband and I had a very nice time. The short film and chair museum was very interesting. Loved walking the grounds and seeing the animals and the farm. Having people explaining so many things about the 18th and 19th century was really great too. We had experienced a lot on this day and... More

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Prince George, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is a definite stop for a trip to Lancaster County, PA. Gives you a great idea on how people lived in the 1700s and 1800s in this area.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I was very surprised to find out how many Germans came to settle in Lancaster area as farmers. I thought the Pennsylvania Dutch referred to the Amish and Mennonite, however there I realized how many German farmers came to this Lancaster area. It was a very informative place. Loved that they had people explaining so many things from cooking, farming,... More

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