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Landis Valley Museum

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Address: 2451 Kissel Hill Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601
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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First rate live interpreter museum

All the interpreters (blacksmith, shoe maker, store keeper, etc) were excellent. Kept my interest and I learned a lot. The buildings and farm were just a joy to walk around... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Enjoyoutdoors
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Northern Virginia
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Northern Virginia
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

All the interpreters (blacksmith, shoe maker, store keeper, etc) were excellent. Kept my interest and I learned a lot. The buildings and farm were just a joy to walk around. Great value too. $2.00 off for AAA members to boot! It was a very hot day, so it was not crowded. That didn't dampen the interpreters energy level at all... More 

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Thank Enjoyoutdoors
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I attended a blacksmith course at the LVM that started at 8 am (breakfast. 9 am class) that ended at 4:30 pm. I'm inly really reviewing the class, as it took up the entire day. The museum itself closes at 5pm, therefore I wasn't able to really tour the area. The class was very good, the instructor was very knowledgable.... More 

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Thank IrishScorp
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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87 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful collection of the Landis Brothers. The museum tells the story mid 19th century Lancaster county. This is a living museum and a working farm.

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Thank Mark7735
Palm Harbor, Florida
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38 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with 7 and 4 year old and they both loved it. They have a pamphlet in visitors center to "Find Wasser" (which was a dog that lived on property) for the kids that is like a scavenger hunt. Both kids were on a mission to find each dog, it was so much fun for them. We took the self... More 

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Thank diaq
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for a family to visit. The staff and volunteers are very knowledgeable and really help to bring history to life.

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Thank Christina M
Arnold, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 6 hours here interacting with the excellent docents and craftspeople. We learned a lot. What a great day!

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Thank 563grateful2016
Princeton, New Jersey
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22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How often have I passed the signs for Landis Valley Village and paid them no mind? Recently, with kids in tow, a group of us finally made a visit. The Village was a little gem, perfect for a two-hour stopover in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. We had cheese and fruit with us, and with water from the LVV gift shop, we... More 

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Furlong, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I have visited Landis Valley several times and learn many new things each time I visit. The people who show their skills and crafts are quite knowledgeable to the young children and the older visitors. The tour is at your own pace and a wonderful way to spend an enjoyable day followed by a stop at the gift shop on... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We loved this living museum. It's small enough to see everything, but large enough to feel like you learned a lot about life in Lancaster County in the 18th and 19th centuries. Our children particularly loved all the animals. The extremely nice volunteer at the horse barn on Sunday that we were there saw that our children were interested, so... More 

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Maryland
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46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We attended this venue as out of town guests for a wedding. It is a large property with several buildings. The building we dined in for dinner was not air conditioned.If was very hot and most people were sweating. It was an old farm building and had a red brick floor. In order to use the rest room you needed... More 

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