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Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

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Address: 2215 Millstream Rd, Lancaster, PA 17602-1499
Phone Number: (717) 393-9745
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Tue - Sat 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Family History

My Beau has family from this area and he wanted to dig a bit deeper. The movie about this group was very interesting and enlightening. I like what they believe. It was worth a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
laleemc
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My Beau has family from this area and he wanted to dig a bit deeper. The movie about this group was very interesting and enlightening. I like what they believe. It was worth a side trip and to specifically find a place to start. A gentleman at the counter was glad to help us. Donations accepted.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Many interesting displays and merchandise to purchase. There is a fee to enter the museum part though. Great to understand the local culture.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

History of Mennonite display thru video and enough souvenirs and historical things are displayed here to see and buy.

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Thank Mohan112
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I first went for the museum and folk art, but I keep coming back for the book sales. The staff and volunteers are all friendly and knowledgeable.

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Thank kimgar61
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Librarian helped with genealogy research. Librarian found reference materials and knew local family connections I never would have found on my own.

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Thank flyingbigiron
Morganton, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We stopped by for about thirty minutes and viewed the exhibits. The Mennonite history and differences from the Amish were explained. Two films were available to watch for a fee. Staff was friendly and helpful.

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Willow Street
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We own the home which was once owned by Martin Mylin, revolutionary war gunsmith, his gun shop is 300 yards from the house and is on the register of historical places. Being a history buff and wanting to learn more about the history of our area, I joined the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. I was very impressed with the physical... More 

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Thank Lawrence G
Browns Mills, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We found this to be a very interesting museum. Lots to read and absorb. Not your ordinary "tourist" type museum. If you are truly interested in learning more on the Amish/Mennonite culture, this is a must see.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Took about a half hour to read all the exhibits in this $5/person museum. Would have like to have learned more of the history of the Mennonites and Amish.

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Willow Street
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I do genealogy and find this place the best I've seen in Lancaster County. The staff is helpful - just ask questions. If history or genealogy is your thing make sure to put this place on you bucket list. There is SO MUCH info here and you will return time and time again. On each research day I go here,... More 

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