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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 35 Attractions in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Fairhope
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Hatfield, Pennsylvania
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Two buildings next to each other - one has the tabernacle. We took $49 guided tour for two hours - just wife, I and guide, roaming the side roads and even stopping to have a long conversation with a young Amish woman and her two children about the church wagon parked on her farm.

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Chandler, Arizona
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Having spent time in many communities which immigrated over various routes to avoid persecution we found this site provided a better history for this group of religions. The timeline of the various groups was very enlightening. The videos and displays were very informative. This was a summary to our time spent visiting the individual groups.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Everything was great, I was in awe at the all the sights and sounds of the crowd. The Mennonites were friendly and helpful. I especially enjoyed The Biblical Tabernacle Reproduction lecture.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Went for the Biblical Tabernacle Reproduction; was so moved by our guide we stayed for the Mennonite History Movie and lecture as well. Left enlightened. Disliked nothing; everything was reasonably priced and in addition to entry fees etc.

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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The movie explains the origins and differences between the two sects. It, however does not go into the language of the "dutch" and how it is a form of German.

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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