The Amish Village
The Amish Village
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Amish Village is an authentic look at today's Amish lifestyle. Located on 12 scenic acres, The Amish Village lets visitors experience an authentic Amish property, including a one-room schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, smokehouse market and more. To begin an understanding of the Pennsylvania Dutch culture, The Amish Village provides a 25-minute guided farmhouse tour. A 90-minute back roads bus tour is also offered to take you off the beaten path, past working farms and along country roads where buggies roll along and farmers work their fields.
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  • Greg M
    New York City, New York21 contributions
    A Memorable Experience Visit To The Amish Country
    The Trip to the Amish Village Tour was well worth a visit and the most enjoyable part of the tour i like was taking the exclusive bus tour visiting the real Amish Village country side area where you see large estate homes with farms at the backyard area and the huge corn fields and pumpkins that they grow on site. It's interesting to see how the Amish people live and learn about their culture and see them walking on the streets barefoot especially the ladies in their long black gown dress and also seeing them riding on their carriage horse to get around the village town area. Its a must to see if you decided to visit a good native country side area driving on a road trip and see the interior areas and antique shops as well. Highly recommend this to all my friends and business associates and especially for tourists visiting from overseas they will truly leave with a great memorable experience. I purchased the Premium package which includes the Bus Tour and the farm house which was well worth the price and the time spent on property.
    Visited June 2020
    Written June 22, 2020
  • RonboNJ
    174 contributions
    Most worthy of a visit
    I know there are many reviews from visitors who took the bus tour, but in our case, we were short on time and were looking for something simpler. If you find yourself in that same predicament, I would recommend the $12 house tour which we thought was a reasonable price for the experience we had. I do want to give a huge amount of kudos to the young woman who led the house tour. She was amazing! I know she must give that same tour hundreds of times a month, but her knowledge of the Amish people and their customs is impressive and she delivers the oral history in a fluid, easy-to-digest manner. Just a sensational tour guide who made the entire experience that much better. After the tour, you are let out in a mock village to walk around on your own. While that may sound kind of lame, it was actually quite enjoyable given the fact you walk through multiple areas where you can pet and feed many live animals including horses, goats, donkeys, and chickens. If you have kids with you, this will perhaps be the highlight of their visit. So, for the $12 price tag, the tour and walkabout were definitely worth it.
    Visited August 2022
    Written August 20, 2022
  • Melissa Salamonski
    1 contribution
    Always Welcoming!
    I went to the Amish village on a school field trip when I was younger and was so excited to revisit as an adult. I brought my husband who grew up in a different state and my in laws, so it was their first time learning about the Amish and their community. Every single staff member we encountered was all smiles and extremely nice, ready to help us with any questions. The bus tour was nice, mainly a scenic view of Lancaster, specifically going through the area where the Amish live. Even as someone who grew up nearby and had always seen the Amish, I still learned new things! The farmhouse tour was great as well, a good option for younger children who don’t have a very long attention span. I loved seeing the animals (and loved that they were all rescues) and was able to buy some hand made things to support locals. If you don’t know anything about the Amish community, or if you grew up next door, it is still 100% worth visiting for the day! Everyone is amazing! I would recommend going on a week day or Saturday, that way you could visit some local shops, or the Amish run restaurant that is practically across the street!
    Visited November 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 9, 2020
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Gitty Schepansky
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Jul 2020 • Family
I was very disappointed. I called in advance to make sure it would be the best experience for our family and I was promised that it would be. We paid 25.00 per person and we were told they would stop for hands on experiences. My 5 year was bored after 1 min.. and was frustrated the entire time.. i myself was very interested in hearing about how the Amish live, but the tour guide really had no exposure to Amish. I knew more information than he did just because I Googled some things the day before. U could tell he was making up answers and hoping we would buy it. We didn't.
I'm very disappointed that they wasted my time! My money.. ill get back from my bank. But im only in town for a few days.. i did it again today with Abes buggy rides. THE BEST EXPERIENCE EVER!! I was happy to have it done right. Wish I knew about Abes Buggy Rides yesterday!
Written July 8, 2020
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bobkat111
monroe74 contributions
Sep 2022
We did the premium package that included the bus tour through the Amish Country side and the tour of a traditional Amish Home. We did make two stops at two different Amish Market Sides to purchase hand made goods and, produce, hand made pretzels, and home made ice cream. At the ice cream stop there is a nice petting zoo with goats, alpacas, cows, chickens, turkeys. bring quarters for the food. At the end of the Amish house tour there is a barn area with horses, cows, goats. They allow you to spend as much time at the barn petting the animals until it closes at pm. The only problem we encountered was one very rude staff member in the gift shop. We accidentally purchased two tickets twice totaling 4 tickets. Two staff members urged us to show our receipt and get the refund for the accidental purchase of two extra tickets. The one rude staff member said no because she turned away other people thinking we were a party of 4. Turns out, their were 6 empty seats on the bus.
Written September 26, 2022
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Nicole K
New York City, NY4 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
The Amish Village is an entertaining, albeit touristy, way to experience Amish life. I did the premium package and am so glad I did - the van tour of the surrounding area really gave me my first peak at Amish working out in the fields, riding their buggies on the road and our driver Dave, who has lived in the area a long time and seems to have quite a bit of knowledge of the families and their homes, was able to point out things I never would have noticed driving on my own - phone booths at the end of the driveways, how the clotheslines are rigged so that the woman never has to leave her patio, and the tobacco plants hanging in the barns. The Farmhouse Tour was also really interesting for more detail about the home life and clothing of the Amish. Who knew that whole dress was being held together with straight pins?! Two hours well spent!
Written August 22, 2020
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Jennifer G
53 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
This is a small little Amish village. You can take several different tours ranging in prices. We did the cheapest of the tours with a guide taking us thru the house and then self exploring the grounds. They have animals and little buildings (school house, blacksmith building and store). It is very easy to get to and very informational. Would recommend.
Written August 29, 2020
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Nancy B M
2 contributions
Nov 2020
We had a wonderful day at The Amish Village. Paul was our tour guide for the Backroads Tour. He was very personable, funny and full of knowledge about what we were seeing. We learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. He even recommended a wonderful restaurant for lunch. We took him up on it and were not disappointed! Karen was our guide for the house tour and she was also very personable, funny and full of knowledge. We loved seeing the different buildings, carriages, and animals on our self-guided walking tour. If you go, definitely take the bus tour along with the village itself. You won't go wrong!
Written November 28, 2020
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kidsensation23
Lake Ariel PA114 contributions
Mar 2020
All the employees at the Amish Village are great but we our favorite tour guide is Paul. I had little ones along with me and he made the tour so entertaining that even my 4 year old enjoyed it. There were not many people there when we visited so my kids pretty much had the run of the playground and the barn area. They can't wait to come back. Did not encounter one employee who was not helpful and friendly and went out of their way to chat with you while you were in the gift shops. Will be returning soon.
Written June 12, 2020
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Kailoni V
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Apr 2023 • Family
Don’t let the small property fool you. This is a small area with a lot of information and what I considered a good time. We did the full package which included the house tour (about 35 min), the farm, little village (schoolhouse, playground, petting zoo, markets and blacksmith house), and also included a 90 min bus ride through Lancaster country to see Amish residences and farms up close. We went with a group ranging from 4 yo to 65 (including a few teens) and even though there was some resistance in the beginning everyone enjoyed it, Especially the teens. Our bus driver, Fred, was amazing!! Super informative and answered any and all questions we had. He really explained the culture and customs of the Amish in a humorous and entertaining way. We then stopped at another Amish house location where they sold Amish goodies and even have mini horse Back rides. Unfortunately, that location closed at 5p so we were unable to enjoy but it was still a nice spot to stop and stretch. I recommend if your in the Lancaster area looking to learn some information about the culture of the Amish.
Written April 15, 2023
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Jody E
2 contributions
Mar 2021
Educational and interesting! Our party of 13, including grandparents and kids of all ages, all really enjoyed the premium tour. Tour guide Karen was fantastic!! The staff went above and beyond to accommodate our needs and make sure that we were all comfortable and happy- even when maintaining strict COVID restrictions. Worth every penny!
Written April 2, 2021
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Jagjit K
7 contributions
Feb 2021 • Family
Had an amazing experience here, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Paul one of the Farmhouse tour guides was so funny and informative. He explained important details of Amish life with his own comical flair. He answered all of our questions and was extremely kind and patient. I would recommend Paul as your tour guide on this trip! The bus tour guide Kristin was also amazing and informative. She took us around the town and told us about every family and their background. She gave us a great inside look into the culture and the history. It’s a great place to take your family and kids. Everyone was so nice and helpful. Thanks again Paul and Kristin! I will visit again with my whole family!
Written February 22, 2021
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Tom_H_LimerickPA
Limerick, PA65 contributions
Jul 2020
I was here once before, but it was so long ago I don't remember, so I decided to revisit this fun place. Especially this vacation season when we're being told to "stay close to home." The bus tour was neat; the driver pointed out how the Amish people and the "English" people coexist in harmony all over Lancaster County. Not to mention endless fields of corn and even tobacco, as well as other crops. We also stopped at an Amish business for 15-20 minutes. I don't want to spoil that for you but I will tell you it's worthwhile.

There is also the house tour. The guide shows you among other things. which outfits the Amish wear and why, how they do things we take for granted without using electricity, and where the expression "sleep tight" originated. Do you know? I never did until I learned it there.

Last but not least is a self-guided tour of a replica Amish village. The schoolhouse is fascinating, as well as the farming equipment they still use today. Overall it's moderately priced but a very worthwhile day trip. Best of all, no reservations are necessary, just check their website for hours to make sure they're open.

There are limited refreshments and drinks on site, but there is a slew of places in the area from restaurants to quick-stops where one can satisfy his thirst or hunger.
Written August 10, 2020
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