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Amish Farm and House

2395 Lincoln Hwy. E., Lancaster, PA 17602
717-394-6185
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Ranked #2 of 10 activities in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Farms, Historic Sites
Owner description: Nestled behind the hustle and bustle of today's world sits a picturesque 15-acre oasis that has been a must visit destination for Lancaster County... more » Owner description: Nestled behind the hustle and bustle of today's world sits a picturesque 15-acre oasis that has been a must visit destination for Lancaster County visitors since 1955. Come experience Lancaster's Living Heritage at Lancaster's premier Amish attraction! « less
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Scotland
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82 reviews 82 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

OK, a bit on the touristy side, but still worth seeing. Good your round the house, and the guide was very well informed and welcomed questions from visitors. The rest was a bit artificial. We didn't take the optional extra bus tour, preferring to drive around ourselves. Probably missed out on a lot of information that you would get from... More

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Albany, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I found the house tour very informative. I recommend it as a first stop for your Lancaster trip, because it provides a very nice overview of what the Amish are all about. It gives both the history and also the contemporary version of Amish life. The house was interesting and I enjoyed the grounds. Recommend.

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Original Amish farm house and outbuildings. Tour guides very knowledgable and friendly. We also took the bus tour, which was fantastic! Insight into everyday Amish life and their believes and family values. Can't wait to take friends there as it wasn't your typical holiday destination but so relaxing, wonderful scenery and helpful locals.

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arapoti
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7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The house tour started with a guide explaining about how the Amish live based on years living amidst the community (which is spread out over the surroundings). The house in itself was nice though not ``that special``. The farm was closed when we walked there (cold off season day) nice to enter the school house.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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37 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We visited probably what is considered off season so please when reading this take into consideration. I will start with the house tour first. The tour guide tried to give a nice overview of how the Amish came to be in the United States but somewhere in her explanation it gets lost. Now having some knowledge of Amish life we... More

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Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania
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5 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The amish farm and house was ok. It was a quick tour with an explaination of how the amish live. The kids kind a got a little bored after the first 15 minutes. It would have been nice if they had some kind of a buggy ride or something so that they could have seen the horses. It was ok.... More

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Amish F, Director of Marketing at Amish Farm and House, responded to this review

Sheri T: Thank you for your recent visit to the Amish Farm and House. Please come back and visit us during the summer when you'll see horses on the farm as well as a full array of demonstrators and kids activities. Unfortunately, during the Winter months, outside farm activities are limited due to weather, etc. But definitely come back in... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Lancaster is really nice, but if you go there on a Sunday and expect to see Amish people, you'll be disappointed. It is their day off. This is an old Amish house and the tour gives you a short insight into Amish life (40 min). The farm itself is not much, but would work well if you are there with... More

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Amish F, Director of Marketing at Amish Farm and House, responded to this review

Ellehoj: Thank you for your recent visit to the Amish Farm and House! We're glad you found your tour enjoyable and informative. It is true that you'll find all Amish business closed on Sunday. It is their Sabbath, however, if you do our Countryside Bus Tour on a Sunday, you'll probably see more Amish than you would during the week.... More

Westover, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

The last time I visited this Amish house was in 1968. Many changes since then, most notably is that the house and farm are sandwiched between a Target and shopping plaza unfortunately. It used to be out in the country. I felt that it lost it's ambience when that happened. Just not the same. Also, our guide seemed scripted. If... More

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Amish F, Director of Marketing at Amish Farm and House, responded to this review

Robincatsmeow: Thank you for your recent visit to the Amish Farm and House. It is true that modernity has surrounded a once-1000 acre farm. However, during the construction all around us, not one single original building was touched! Plus, the farm has many new features that make the farm more accessible and enjoyable for everyone. Our farm is still 15-acres... More

Havre de Grace, Maryland
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72 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We went here on a class trip. The kids loved the school house and the scooter rides. The house tour was very good as well. Interesting place to learn about Amish. The Target that was built right on top of the place was a little disappointing. The place is right on the Target parking lot. They didn't get an easement... More

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Amish F, Director of Marketing at Amish Farm and House, responded to this review

Mary532: Thank you for your recent visit to the Amish Farm and House! We're glad you and your field trip enjoyed your tour and farm experience. We fought tooth and nail to preserve the farm. We tried to keep the ambiance of the farm so that once you walk through the front doors, you'll forget about the modern world on... More

Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

The front desk lady was not rude, but definitely not friendly. I just think when the first person you come across is not happy, it kind of rubs off. Toured the grounds while we were waiting for the house tour to start. It was informative for a self guided tour. The barn was gross. I know barns have animals and... More

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Amish F, Director of Marketing at Amish Farm and House, responded to this review

JerseyShoreGirl123: Thank you for your recent visit to the Amish Farm and House. We're disappointed that you found your visit not what you expected. I'm not sure who greeted you at the front desk, but our front line staff is trained to be friendly, helpful, and informative, so anything to the contrary will be or has been addressed. We have... More

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