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Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

2215 Millstream Rd, Lancaster, PA 17602-1499
(717) 393-9745
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Ranked #8 of 31 attractions in Lancaster
Type: History Museums
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Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We stopped by because we wanted to learn more about the difference between the Mennonite and Amish. It was good and informative. A great little break.

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Seaford
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

So informative and very interesting, a place everyone should visit! The tour is not long and stuff related to the tour is available for purchase!

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Gap
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

A very informative place to go to learn about the Amish and Mennonites. There is a video that plays in the basement which is good information and free.

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Santa Barbara, California
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19 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The PA Dutch countryside. Interesting museum and bookstore, especially the models of the Hebrew Tabernacle in the desert when Moses was leading God's Chosen People out of Egyptian slavery. Not sure why this one part of the Torah (aka the Old Testament) is so important to the Mennonites but apparently it is. The folks manning the center were friendly and... More

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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Informative museum and folk art sale going on was very nice. Got a small chest hand painted in Pennsylvania German style.

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Big Spring, Texas
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Two movies give an overview of Amish and similar group. Great collection of Amish books, both fiction and non fiction. Lots of tourist information to pick and choose sites to visit. A brief stop provides lots on information.

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Telford, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Seeing the tabernacle really made the Isralel trip through the wilderness come alive for mr! A must see. There is a $7 charge to see and here the talk, well worth it.

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Ronks, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I suppose their records are as organized as you can ask for considering the volume of paper they have. The staff is very helpful in assisting in your research. They also offer books for sale and have classes like basket weaving though I didn't attend. Please be sure to reach deep and make a donation for their efforts.

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NY
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

came across by accident and loved every second of this attraction. show was wonderful, people were wonderful and the shop was wponderful. cant say enough

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BURLINGTON
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We visited the Mennonite historical society mostly for the tabernacle tour, which is excellent. The historical exhibits are interesting, but could use some updating. The gift shop has an excellent range of handicrafts from around the world and it's nice knowing that the money you spend is benefiting the artisans and their families and communities.

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