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Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

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Address: 2215 Millstream Rd, Lancaster, PA 17602-1499
Phone Number: (717) 393-9745
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We found this to be a very interesting museum. Lots to read and absorb. Not your ordinary "tourist" type museum. If you are truly interested in learning more on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Browns Mills, New Jersey
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Browns Mills, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We found this to be a very interesting museum. Lots to read and absorb. Not your ordinary "tourist" type museum. If you are truly interested in learning more on the Amish/Mennonite culture, this is a must see.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Took about a half hour to read all the exhibits in this $5/person museum. Would have like to have learned more of the history of the Mennonites and Amish.

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Willow Street
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I do genealogy and find this place the best I've seen in Lancaster County. The staff is helpful - just ask questions. If history or genealogy is your thing make sure to put this place on you bucket list. There is SO MUCH info here and you will return time and time again. On each research day I go here,... More 

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Merrick, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We went for the opportunity to learn about the Amish (and Mennonites) in the area. We did learn a bitt, but not sure if the movie, which is actually three screens of photos changing to narration, was worth the price ($6 A, $4C). Okay if you have limited time for an Amish experience, but next time we will go to... More 

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Lehighton, PA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Learned a lot about the Amish and Mennonite population. How they came to be and how they came to be separtate.

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Wilmington, Delaware, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

this place is just one of many to visit here .there are many old buildings to see and the landscapes are out of this world.these busy familys here do most of there work the smeway there grandparents did and a time before.enjoy your stay.

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Conway, Arkansas, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We learned from our B&B that this would be a great way to learn more about Amish Country. We asked for a private guide, but also watched the film. The guide was excellent. Learned so much!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We had just come from the Cloister which was a great experience and were looking to broaden our knowledge by going to the Mennonite Historical Society. We hit a craft fair there and it was a real hodgepodge and not a lot of the history we were looking for.

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Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We went to see the movie, it tells you about the Amish which was interesting. They have a lot of books on the Amish and Mennonites and also offer a personalized tour in your car which we didn't have time to take but will next time.

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Fairhope
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

learned a lot about Mennonites. Enjoyed the film and the temple tour plus the gift shop. Found some great souvineers and good Amish cookbooks.

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