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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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Tue - Sat 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Great place for local color

I first went for the museum and folk art, but I keep coming back for the book sales. The staff and volunteers are all friendly and knowledgeable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I first went for the museum and folk art, but I keep coming back for the book sales. The staff and volunteers are all friendly and knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Librarian helped with genealogy research. Librarian found reference materials and knew local family connections I never would have found on my own.

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Morganton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We stopped by for about thirty minutes and viewed the exhibits. The Mennonite history and differences from the Amish were explained. Two films were available to watch for a fee. Staff was friendly and helpful.

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Willow Street
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We own the home which was once owned by Martin Mylin, revolutionary war gunsmith, his gun shop is 300 yards from the house and is on the register of historical places. Being a history buff and wanting to learn more about the history of our area, I joined the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. I was very impressed with the physical... More 

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Browns Mills, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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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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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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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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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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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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