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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 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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We really enjoyed our time here. The staff were very informative; it was interesting meeting the different crafts persons and hearing about the crafts.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
stjamesmerrys
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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Thank knitchick11
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Thank 1Bustrav
Bayville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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Leola, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was amazed about the wonderful history of Lancaster County. I went on the day they offer the free visits.

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Thank Jean S
Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum includes an A/C building where tickets are purchased and you are given a map of the grounds to walk around at your leisure. The buildings with costumed staff members in them are highlighted on the map. In that building, there is a room filled with a collection of many weather vanes. Some of the buildings have costumed staff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There were four of us in our party. Myself, daughter, and her teen/tween ages 14 & 12. It is fairly reasonable $10. after AAA discounts. This is a self tour, many buildings have 'experts' hosting the building. The bar keep explains the workings of the tavern, the gunsmith taught us how to build a Daniel Boone rifle and another building... More 

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Thank Deedubu67
Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This turned out to be much more than a simple museum. It is an entire village of historical buildings from the late 19th century. You can look through buildings ranging from simple sheds and barns, a school, residences, a hotel and other public buildings. Construction details, furnishings, room layouts all give a sense of the average lives of that time.... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the museum, which is technically a gift shop. Unfortunately we did not have time to tour the grounds. Evidently not everything is open every day. The folks working there were quite nice. We did find a couple of gifts.

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