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Landis Valley Museum

2451 Kissel Hill Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601-4809
+1 717-569-0401
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Nice, but could not see a lot

I was a little disappointment I must admit. I had so looked forward to seeing this with my family... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ken N
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Toms River, New Jersey
Good place to learn local history

We visited on Hands On day August 6th. 15 minute move shown in ticket area was good. Movies gave... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BugleBoy2016
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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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  • Average9%
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2451 Kissel Hill Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601-4809
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"general store"
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"living history"
in 19 reviews
"several buildings"
in 9 reviews
"gift shop"
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"two brothers"
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"german heritage"
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"horse drawn wagon"
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"costumed staff"
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"sturbridge village"
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"school groups"
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"large building"
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"step back in time"
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"farm implements"
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"really enjoyed our visit"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I was a little disappointment I must admit. I had so looked forward to seeing this with my family. The buildings that are open and ones with guides are interesting, but there are so many buildings that you can not go into it seemed a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on Hands On day August 6th. 15 minute move shown in ticket area was good. Movies gave good overview of the history of the area. Blacksmith shop was interesting. We realized and understand workers are volunteers for the most part some could have...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Without a question a really interesting place to visit. You can see a compleatlybdifferent way lo live in the USA. People super friendly

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Cynthia K, Public Relations Manager at Landis Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Anna, thank you for including Landis Valley Museum in your travels. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 July 14, 2018

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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Cynthia K, Public Relations Manager at Landis Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting Landis Valley Museum. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and managed to find a few opportunities to cool off in the heat!

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Reviewed July 11, 2018

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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Cynthia K, Public Relations Manager at Landis Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear MidatlanticBoomerGuy, we hope that you can bring your grandchildren to our Harvest Days event in the fall (October 13 & 14) when it is cooler and there is so much to do and see. There will be food available and you can save money...More

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Reviewed July 4, 2018

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 July 5, 2018

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 June 29, 2018 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 July 5, 2018

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

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Reviewed June 28, 2018

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 July 5, 2018

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 July 5, 2018

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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12$ per adult not sure about the rest
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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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