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Landis Valley Museum

2451 Kissel Hill Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601-4809
+1 717-569-0401
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Close to Sight and Sound Theater ("Jesus" is a phenomenal experience); also, not far from Troeg's... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
kadams1878
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Cleveland, Ohio
Stroll though this Trip Back in Time

We visited this historic site during our visit to Lancaster, of course, on an incredibly hot day... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jack K
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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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Relax and roam through the authentic crossroads village and farms of Landis Valley as you learn the rich history of the Pennsylvania Germans of Lancaster County. Comprised of over 40 buildings on 100 acres, the museum is the guardian of 65+ varieties of heirloom seeds and the largest collection of Pennsylvania German artifacts in the U.S. Through costumed demonstrators, special events, group tours, award-winning exhibits, and educational programs for adults and children you'll come away all the more enriched by your experience here.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2451 Kissel Hill Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601-4809
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Close to Sight and Sound Theater ("Jesus" is a phenomenal experience); also, not far from Troeg's Brewery in Hershey and Lancaster Brewing Company!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this historic site during our visit to Lancaster, of course, on an incredibly hot day. That, in no way, is a criticism of Landis Valley Museum, as it can't control the weather. My suggestion is that you wish to visit here, try to...More

Thank Jack K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As Lancaster County natives, we took our visiting grandchildren and spent 2 or 3 hours. The costumed staff was friendly, though not really engaged in any craft activity on the weekday that we visited. This is not on the level of a Williamsburg, Sturbridge Village,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Local libraries offer free family passes to check out for this place or it can be a bit pricey for the type of attraction. Special events are fun and offer more activities and period costumes. Nice outdoors museum prepare to walk. Good history activity.

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Cynthia K, Public Relations Manager at Landis Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Landis Valley! The library passes are great to use but please note they may not be used for special events.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went during a spring festival here. Very beautiful property. It was pleasant to walk around and see the historic buildings, well maintained gardens and see the farm animals. They have horses, pigs, sheep, and tons of wildlife. Living museums are so fun!

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Cynthia K, Public Relations Manager at Landis Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We thing living history museums are fun too! Thank you for visiting!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Lancaster for the day from DC, and spent the morning at Landis Valley Museum. We would have stayed longer, but hard rain sent us on our way. It was midweek, so a number of buildings were closed (we could still look inside)...More

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Cynthia K, Public Relations Manager at Landis Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kathryn, thank you for the kind review! We are glad that you made Landis Valley Museum part of your day. I will be sure to let Nancy (Ms. S in the tavern) know that you enjoyed meeting her. Landis Valley is a great place to...More

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Reviewed May 27, 2018

A cloudy but not rainy day made this a perfect day trip. Several of the display areas had docents who gave great explanations of their craft. The grounds are well preserved and fascinating to look around. This would be good for almost all ages. Hard...More

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Cynthia K, Public Relations Manager at Landis Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Landis Valley Museum. Active military families are always welcome at no charge with an active duty id card.

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Reviewed May 22, 2018

Go when they have actors in-character, that's when it's the most fun. You also get demonstrations of how people in the past do things. A very good outdoor museum where you visit various types of shops and have some good country feel too.

1  Thank TheFoodCritique
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Cynthia K, Public Relations Manager at Landis Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Landis Valley Museum!

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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for something to do one morning of our trip. This place is a real treasure! Very well maintained and like walking back into time! You learn a lot about the past and some interesting facts about the German Heritage of the Amish!...More

3  Thank codyi819
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Cynthia K, Public Relations Manager at Landis Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2018

From our store manager...Thank you for your review, I am glad you enjoyed the Museum. I apologize for your experience and I’m sorry you felt uncomfortable. The discussion should have been conducted in another location, this was an unusual circumstance. Please give the Museum Store...More

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Reviewed April 22, 2018

This is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. It is designed as a small rural town whose buildings cover about 150 years, which is unusual for this type of museum. There are several buildings that are directed by people in period clothing, and there...More

1  Thank jeanne77b
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Cynthia K, Public Relations Manager at Landis Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2018

Thank you for your review!

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I don't think dogs are allowed, I'm sorry.
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I am not sure if there is a military discount, but they do have a website that would probably have that information.
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