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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 35 Attractions in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This was a good place to stop on our way into the area. We enjoyed the slide show (though one screen was broken), and found it helpful in setting the tone. They gave us good advice on places to drive on our own to enjoy the area and take in the back roads.

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Crete, Nebraska
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We enjoyed the movies regarding the cultures of the area. Stopped here first before seeing anything else and it really helped with the understanding of the area.

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Bronx, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Finally learned all about the Mennonites and the Amish. We saw a film and learned how the religions and society was formed. Good, hard working people, that stand up for their rights. Gift shop sold items from all over the world, they help those in need.

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Winder, GA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Took the tour - loved it - two hours in our own car with our own guide - much better than "bus" tour somewhere else. Also saw 30 minute video - great info

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We had the pleasure of hiring a tour guide to accompany us in our car to all of the back road Amish homes and shops. Our Tour guide, Joanne Siegrist was very knowledgable and very sweet. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to experience the Amish culture in a unique way!

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Greer, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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
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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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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
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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