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Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

2215 Millstream Rd, Lancaster, PA 17602-1499
(717) 393-9745
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Ranked #9 of 33 attractions in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Greer, South Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

As part of our visit to Lancaster, we engaged a Mennonite guide from the Mennonite Historical Society. She joined us in our car and provided an informative and fun couple of hours as we toured the beautiful countryside in the area. The scenery is breath-taking, of course, but we now have much more understanding of the Amish and Mennonite cultures... More

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Taylor, Michigan
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10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society is a great resource stop, and introduction to the heritage of Lancaster County Amish and Mennonites. Whether your interest is deep history or cultural curiosity, they offer resources and knowledge to support your pursuit. The gallery section is just excellent - informative yet succinct. The shopping is superb, including both Ten Thousand Villages fair trade... More

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Houston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We had a great private tour of the Amish countryside. Our guide was quite knowledgeable and tailor-made just for us. I can't say enough about our experience!

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McLean, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Highly recommend the center and definitely pay for the film and the Biblical tabernacle next door. Extremely knowledgeable and friendly staff. Great introduction to the Amish and Mennonites. Books on sale are very well chosen.

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pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We went mainly to see the Ark of the Covenant which was VERY interesting. We also took time to visit the other displays and information on the Mennonite and Amish way of life. I live in Amish country, but it is always interesting and informative. Nice day trip.

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Oakville, ontario
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212 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

When one wants to gain an insight into this unique way of life as a community than this is the place to go when visiting this area. Interesting displays and things to read on how it developed and still remains a force to deal with! Knowledgeable staff and willing to deal with any question you want to ask them.

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Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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9 reviews 9 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
24 helpful votes 24 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
54 helpful votes 54 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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