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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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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... read more

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massachusetts
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You really have to go with their schedule and that is bit odd. they close early and open around 9. Nice place. Good parking, across the street from Starbucks. Closed of course on Sundays.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to spend a weekend in Amish country and thought about meandering through the countryside by ourselves. We were told about personalized tours at the Mennonite Information Center and decided to give it a try. Glad we did! Dave was our Mennonite driver and personalized the our interests. We learned much about the Amish culture and visited locations we never... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to stop to get info on the local attractions; the staff is knowledgable and usually cordial. Some of them may not be aware of a few of the spots and events that locals frequent. This is a major tourist area, and you may want to avoid some of the "tourist traps". So ask, for instance... More 

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Greenfield Twp., PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

The Tabernacle part started out interesting, but got very boring as it went on. The woman knew the Bible cover to cover, but I thought it was just too long.The movie was really a 3 screen slideshow. Very pretty pics and well narrated. Gift shop is nice and pricey like most gift shops. I don't thing it was worth the... More 

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