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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
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Excellent historic village

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Bette E
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Erie
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Erie
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Kempton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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sarajevo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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toledo ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A wonderful stop on our way home. My husband is interested in Lancaster Long Rifles and, unfortunately, that display was closed the day we visited. A slice of life as the Pennsylvania Dutch lived in the 18th and 19th centuries and filled with wonderful artifacts--furniture, tools, and living history re-enactors. Don't miss the Museum store---wonderful locally made artisan items and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

For starters, I want to clarify that the museum is dedicated to the Mennonites, not the Amish. The two have a great deal of common ground, but they are distinct. The museum is the work of two brothers who saw their way of life vanishing and decided to preserve what they could. There is a vast myriad of buildings and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

This area is a village with several houses demonstrating crafts such as brush making, tin work etc. There were helpful people in costumes explaining and the non populated hoses signed as well. Interesting to hear about the Pennsylvanian Dutch (it appears to be a bastardization of (Deutsche)

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Bayville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

It was quiet on a Saturday. Plenty of space and the dressed up staff not too tired to talk to the kids. Really nice selection of artifacts, especially the weather vanes. The demonstrations included open heart cooking, we saw soup and bread kneading, tin shop, shoe maker and tours of a house and country store. The only reason I gave... More 

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