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Hands-on House

Address: 721 Landis Valley Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
Phone Number: 717-569-5437
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Ranked #13 of 31 Attractions in Lancaster
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Owner description: Kids can touch everything at this interactive museum designed to help children and their parents...
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Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Kids can touch everything at this interactive museum designed to help children and their parents learn together in a fun way.

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Lusby
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Well maintained. Lots of activities for little ones. My son especially liked the factory activities in the back.

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Columbia, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We are now on our second set of grandkids we are bringing here. (15 years apart). While not much has changed in that time, it just never gets old for the kids (nor us). Obviously everything is indestructible and kid-friendly, but it's also parent-friendly, too. There is scattered seating for when your kids ignore your attempts to be involved -... More 

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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this review

We love to hear great feedback from returning guests! Thank you so much for supporting the museum after all of these years. HOH brings out the children in all of us! More 

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My 4 year old daughter LOVES Hands-on House. It's a great rainy and cold weather days. It's fun and educational. Read my blog: www.padutchcountryblog.com/please-touch

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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoy the museum as much as we do on a rainy day! More 

Salisbury, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We visited the Hands-on House Children's Museum on a Saturday morning around 10 a.m. with two children aged 7. They thoroughly enjoyed all the fun and learning experiences waiting for them! They loved having their Mom's "face paint" them! The highlight seemed to be the "Grocery Store" where they could pick a shopping list, locate their items, and then take... More 

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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this review

Thank you for such a glowing review! The Corner Grocery is always a big hit. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Sterling, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We have been to several of these types of attraction all over the East coast and for us, this one was just so so. The price was quite expensive for the size of the place and what it had to offer. We were there on a weekend so it was pretty crowded. While it had a few new things we... More 

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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your experience at HOH. Glad to hear your family was able to spend a bit of your weekend with us. We do apologize about the bees by the sandbox, we have been exhausting every possible non-toxic method to get rid of them. Hope you visit again soon. More 

Durham, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I LOVE this place. I'm 21 and luckily I have a niece and nephew that I can bring here and mask the fact that I actually enjoy being a kid again! It's a magical place that I remember vividly as a child. The best part of the Hands-on House is that it's 100% experiential learning. As a national teaching license... More 

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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, Rebecca. We are pleased to hear that you've enjoyed HOH as a child and even more as an adult! We always love hearing about experiences that span multiple generations. More 

lancaster, pa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great place to take young ones, lots of fun and learning, uses all of the kids senses. Perfect place for a raining day

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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. So glad to hear that you enjoyed our facilities. Come back on a sunny day and explore our garden! More 

Riverdale, New Jersey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Despite our many trips to Lancaster area, we happened upon this gem this year. It looks small from the outside but there are a number of activities for kids to participate in and some outside activities as well. I would estimate the age range to go up to about 10, unless you have a mature 10 year old then maybe... More 

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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this review

Thanks for your response! We are happy that your group had a great visit. The grocery store is always a hit! More 

York, Pennsylvania, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Having been to several of these types of attractions, I will say that this was a great one! Hands on House was a perfect break from the normal day and a chance for my children to do something fun! I have a 7 and 4 year old and both were extremely entertained! We played in all of the areas...the farm,... More 

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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Great idea to come later in the day! Please visit us again soon and stay for one of our many "Extra Play Drop-in" activities (included with your admission)! More 

Butler Pa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We stopped here on our way home from vacation and it was a blast. Very interactive with a great variety of play rooms. My children are 3 and 7 and they both had a great time. We have a membership at the Children's Museum in Pittsburgh so admission was half price. Definitely recommend stopping here if you have little ones... More 

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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this review

We love to hear out-of-town guests enjoying themselves! Glad to know you're getting great benefits from your Association of Children's Museum membership. More 

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