We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

1852 Herr Family Homestead

7 Reviews
Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date.

1852 Herr Family Homestead

7 Reviews
Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date.
7Reviews0Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 3
  • 3
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Nprus wrote a review Sep 2019
Lancaster, Pennsylvania552 contributions254 helpful votes
While attending the Amos Herr Community Festival we walked to the house and barn to take the free tour. (Donations were welcome.) You could informally walk through on your own and talk to the various volunteers who were stationed throughout the house and barn. The house is filled with much of the original furniture and so is very true to the time. It was interesting to hear about the history of the house and explore all its floors -- the main floor, the upstairs and the basement. The barn was also open and offered a lot of period farm equipment and machinery. Out front there was also large equipment on display with many of the engines running. A big plus for the day was a gentleman who had a display explaining sundials outside of the house. In the house were some of the sundials that he talked about. What a gem for a township to hold !
Read more
Date of experience: September 2019
Helpful
Share
JohnBCowgill wrote a review Apr 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia795 contributions267 helpful votes
It is way off the beaten path, but it is worth it. I had a great tour guide. It is a great part of Lancaster's history.
Read more
Date of experience: April 2018
Helpful
Share
PattyMcC7 wrote a review Apr 2016
Landisville, Pennsylvania190 contributions95 helpful votes
The Amos Herr house and family homestead is an excellent example of a Lancaster County non-Amish farm in the mid-19th century. The house is open to the public for FREE tours on Saturdays and Sundays, April thru October. The grounds are open on weekends from 1-4 and house tours, presented by knowledgable, costumed docents, last between 30 minutes to an hour and a half depending on the interest of attendees. Visitors can also stroll around the gardens on their own. You should plan to arrive by 3:15 to get a house tour. If a weekday doesn't suit your needs you can call and they may be able to accommodate you with a tour during the week. Visitors to Lancaster County with an interest in history will enjoy this quaint site. It's not far from Spooky Nook Sports Complex and Franklin and Marshall College if your travels take you close by. If you live in Lancaster County and are planning a staycation this would be a great spot to investigate. A. Herr Park is right next door.
Read more
Date of experience: April 2016
Helpful
Share
Bernardo F wrote a review Feb 2016
New York City, New York15,877 contributions1,366 helpful votes
What a great little bit of history for this old home and homestead. Even with the snow blanketing it it was very beautiful with the open fields and large barn
Read more
Date of experience: February 2016
Helpful
Share
JDRolle R wrote a review Aug 2014
Highlands, New Jersey1,355 contributions125 helpful votes
Drove to see the homestead and it was closed for the season due to water damage. There was no message on when it would re-open or when the season is over. Pity. I was looking forward to the famed tour.
Read more
Helpful
Share
Previous
12
Frequently Asked Questions about 1852 Herr Family Homestead