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Address: 1849 Hans Herr Dr, Willow Street, PA 17584
Phone Number: (717) 464-4438
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Delightful Hidden Gem

We visited the Hans Herr House and the Indian Longhouse. Thoroughly enjoyed both but particularly the Hans Herr House. We were shown around by a charming gentleman in his... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
Solihull, United Kingdom
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We visited the Hans Herr House and the Indian Longhouse. Thoroughly enjoyed both but particularly the Hans Herr House. We were shown around by a charming gentleman in his nineties who was full of information. It was very quiet and we were the only visitors there which was lovely for us but this placed really does deserve more visitors. By... More 

Thank SWeaver12
Vineland, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The Hans Herr House and museum is the real deal. This being the first pioneer homestead of the Mennonites in Lancaster County, PA. Anabaptist cousins to the Amish whose lives, I would guess, were very similar in the 18 th century. Here you will learn what life was like for the Herr family who ventured from the Rhineland to Germantown... More 

Thank A C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Great place to take kids to! The tour guide was so well-informed about the Indians in the area as well as the colonial settlers 9f that time. The folks really use the brick ovens blacksmith shop, and other farm utensils. Check out the longhouse across the road as well. This is perfect for the schoolage year kids. As a grandma... More 

Thank Carla S
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My grandfather was a Herr, and though I am from Indiana, my family has been visiting the Hans Herr House since long before it was a museum. I have a photo of my grandfather standing in front of it in the 1930s when it was used as a barn. But as our guide explained today, that history is actually a... More 

Thank JBIndianapolis
Reamstown, Pennsylvania, United States
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This historical attraction is off the beaten path and you probably will not find huge crowds of people swarming to get in. There are no traffic jams and plenty of parking. Huge shade trees offer a respite from the hot summer heat. A most interesting tour guide will take you through the Hans Herr House, describing the way of life... More 

Thank Joyce W
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

What a neat place! We did the tour of both the Hans Herr house and the Indian Longhouse. Our tour guide was wonderful, and it was very interesting. I have to recommend the tour in at least 40-45 degrees, we froze outside and in here in November!!

Thank darmcclory
Edison, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The girls and I were staying in this area so we finally decided to check this place out. When we first pulled up, the lot was empty except for one other family. We walked into the gift shop to look around and to purchase our tickets. The gift shop was nothing special, but they sell very good hard candy. It... More 

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Stamford, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Our tour was just us and the museum director, and Becky was amazing. She taught us about the native Americans, the ways they lived, their relationships with the colonists. We watched them make flax into fiber. The house and the longhouse are both fascinating.

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Very interesting piece of history here. Tour guide very knowledgeable. The price was good and the property very well kept.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Awesome tour given by David. Very knowledgeable ,friendly, and spent extra time with guests. Was amazed at this old structure of 1719 Hans Herr House. Also the Longhouse tour. Don't miss both tours of the House & Museum and The Longhouse. With both it is a 90 minute tour. Well worth it! Nice gift shop too. My husband and I... More 

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