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Mennonite Information Center

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Address: 2209 Millstream Rd, Lancaster, PA 17602-1494
Phone Number: 717-299-0954
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Today, a world-wide influence emanates from the Mennonite...

Today, a world-wide influence emanates from the Mennonite InformationCenter. Not only do more than 75,000 visitors come each year from allnationalities, ethnic backgrounds and religious persuasions, the Center receives 8,000 hits per month on its Internet Web site.

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Great tour

We had scheduled a tour thinking it would help us learn about the area in a couple of hours and would help us know where we wanted to go back. Well, we were absolutely correct... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had scheduled a tour thinking it would help us learn about the area in a couple of hours and would help us know where we wanted to go back. Well, we were absolutely correct. Our guide was outstanding. She gave us a great tour, showing us things that we were particularly interested in. When we completed the tour, she... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We found this a very useful stop -- both of us have been confused about the differences between the Mennonites and the Amish sects. Very useful information on that front, and also good information about the area and things to do and see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely little museum that cleared up questions I always had about Mennonites. Nice stop if you have a leisurely agenda.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The film/slide shows are the main highlight of the museum. A very good explanation of Amish and Mennonites and we loved the local craft items on sale in the gift shop.

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massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly, not pushy, great movie explaining who the Mennonite and Amish are. This helped us understand the culture and appreciate how they really do practice what they preach.

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Perris, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The tour of the Amish area by a tour guide from the Mennonite Center was fantastic. The guide joins you in your car for 2 hours, with a possible third hour add-on. Our guide was Faye and it was like driving with an old friend. She was low-key, knowledgeable, charming and showed us so much we never would have seen... More 

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Manheim, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

We spent a good bit of time here looking at the history of the Mennonites...very informative. Greatly appreciated that all this information I was brought together to one place. Very unique.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

We saw the Amish movie, the Mennonite slide show and the life sized Tabernacle presentation. The movie and slide show were informative, but we really enjoyed the Tabernacle presentation because of the talented interpreter.

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Menlo Park, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

If you think you might have Mennonite ancestors, this is the place to go to find them. In addition to stacks of books pertaining to Mennonites and related families, particularly in Lancaster County, there is a card file with 100,000 entries giving names, dates, and relationships with citations of sources for the information.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

We stopped by here at the end of our trip but wished we had at the beginning. Lots of information and the videos were great and incredibly informative. The gal at the desk was less than nice but I think given all the people coming through, she was probably very busy and tired.

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