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Landis Valley Museum

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Address: 2451 Kissel Hill Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601-4809
Phone Number: 717 569-0401
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Children can discover a one-room school house, try their hands at...

Children can discover a one-room school house, try their hands at woodworking and mingle with lambs in this recreated 19th- century Pennsylvania Dutch village.

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My first visit in years, but now hat the grandchildren (5-10) are old enough to appreciate the displays during harvest days, I went again. I dare say I enjoyed it as much as... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My first visit in years, but now hat the grandchildren (5-10) are old enough to appreciate the displays during harvest days, I went again. I dare say I enjoyed it as much as they. Horse drawn wagon rides, bees & honeycombs, old time farm implements manned by local volunteers proved a great attraction to all. Although it is much quieter... More 

Thank billPADutch
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have some time to spend at the museum. You can walk around and enjoy the different types of houses on the property. There was an event there on Columbus Day weekend and lots of fun things going on. They teach you so much about our history and ways of life.

Thank Vitsemp
Seekonk, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This trip my wife and I had a chance to visit this location. Enjoyed the demonstration in the craft and gun shops. It gives you an opportunity to see how life was back then. I wish there were more people in costume. Worth your time.

Thank jbowley
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit very informative people working there who gladly spent time chatting about the various crafts and house's,we drove to the site generous parking which is free,we didn't feel rushed though there was a Couple of coach parties which I did notice were rushed along so I would recommend you do this of your own choice I would... More 

Thank lauraboo21
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time visiting so many of the historic buildings at this location. They have a very nice presentation prior to your visit and you start your walking tour along the many locations to see . There is also a very nice gift shop with very friendly staff.

Thank Bette E
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

An opportunity to see and converse with craftsmen engaged in activities that have endured from the early history of our country -- and to learn a bit about the Pennsylvania Dutch along the way! A modest admission allows unfettered access to all the buildings as well as the museum. A schedule shows which buildings have craftsmen working in them or... More 

Thank Beverly W
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I especially like Christmas at Landis Valley, more so when there's snow on the ground. The historical buildings, the bonfire, the cookies and hot cocoa, and yes, the Belschnickel (the PA Dutch version of Santa Claus) are all delightful, and I look forward to them every year. Even on a regular day, this place is beautifully presented.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Been going to Harvest Days at Landis Valley for many years. It's very educational and our children loved it when they were young and even now as twenty somethings, still love to visit.

Thank Cheryl D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Well worth a visit. There are a series of buildings and farm lands, animals and the like. Also plenty of knowledgable staff to help you and explain things. When we visited they had a special exhibit on wind mills that was particularly interesting.

Thank balkannomad
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We really enjoyed our time here. The staff were very informative; it was interesting meeting the different crafts persons and hearing about the crafts.

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