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Hans Herr House Museum

1849 Hans Herr Dr, Willow Street, PA 17584
(717) 464-4438
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Albany, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Very informative guide. Lots to see, a beautiful and interesting place. This will help tie together all of the threads of your visit to Lancaster - there is a lot to see and this is an interesting tour where you will not feel rushed.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I'm a native Lancastrian and descendent of the family, so I may be biased, but I love taking my kids to the Hans Herr House. I've been going there since I was a child and the displays are great. I plan to take them back this summer to see the new Native American house exhibit. The gift shop has nice... More

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Akron, PA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I took my grandchildren to the Snitz Festival the other weekend. The children loved it! There was lots to see and do. Apple cider making....soap making....apple butter making...just to name a few ..how things were done in the old days. The staff all wore Colonial clothing. The Staff were friendly.....very personable....taking time to talk to the visitors. My grandchildren learned... More

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Lake Grove
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

The tour was excellent and the grounds very nice to walk around. There are several free standing buildings and one main house. The inforation from the tour guide made you feel like you were reliving the moments.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Tour guide was excellent, and the house was interesting. We visited during November, so we had the place to ourselves, which was nice. If you are in the area, and are interested in history, consider visiting. Nice gift shop as well.

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Hillsborough
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20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

After a visit to the Mennonite Information Center, my friends and I decided we must travel to this historic homestead. We weren't disappointed. The drive was filled with stunning photo opportunities and just gorgeous scenery. The homestead itself was fantastic and my camera was on overload. The tour guide was exceptional and helped to add to this wonderful excursion. Again,... More

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Ronks, PA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We first visited this museum when we had guests from the West Coast. They really enjoyed this historical place. Since then, we've come back on our own. We highly recommend a visit to the Hans Herr House.

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Vancouver, Washington
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

working farm; house built in 1719; we are relatives of Hans Herr; informative and free tour; they do special events for the holidays

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Being a Lancaster native, I've always heard about the Hans Herr House but don't recall a field trip or visit as a child. On a return trip home, we decided to finally visit and so glad we did! Found out Hans Herr is a distant relative (8th great-grandfather) - who knew?!? This made the visit more interesting, but truthfully, we... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

A 2-1/2 story stone home, plus a celler, built in the German style in the 1500s by one of the first settler families in southeastern Pennsylvania. Somewhat reconstructed, but mostly original, and in very good condition. The Herrs were part of the first Mennonite group to travel west from Germantown to clear and farm in the (now) Lancaster area. Excellent... More

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