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Hans Herr House Museum

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Address: 1849 Hans Herr Dr, Willow Street, PA 17584-9536
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+1 717-464-4438
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Older By Far Than the United States

Ben and Mrs Too wrapped up this most recent visit to the Lancaster area with a very pleasant drive to a secluded hamlet called Willow Street and the Hans Herr House Museum. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 25, 2016
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Ben and Mrs Too wrapped up this most recent visit to the Lancaster area with a very pleasant drive to a secluded hamlet called Willow Street and the Hans Herr House Museum. The site presently consists of two autonomous attractions. First, obviously is the Herr house itself. The second is a modern age replica of a Native American long house.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Had a great time going through the house however I was unable to go to the longhouse as it was too much walking my sister-in-law said it was amazing

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

My family and I enjoy visiting historic attractions wherever we go. This was one of the best we have been to. The gift shop is by far the best (although a snack bar would have been fun!). There are a lot of artifacts. The docent is assisted by school-age volunteers in costume, which made it very family-friendly. The herb garden... More 

1 Thank Jori M
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

This location is tucked away between a residential community and a farm. The home and out buildings are made more meaningful by the tour guide. The initial educational session is necessary to understand the significance of this particular family's immigration. Visit the Longhouse, too!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

We are locals and had been there about nine years ago for the Snitz Fest. We decided to go again for the tours. We had a delighful tour guide named Starla. It was a private tour and it couldn't have been nicer! She explained the history of the local Native American tribes, both pre-European contact and post contact during the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

If you love historic properties, this place is a nice place to visit. The tour guides are very knowledgeable. The museum has a few things. It would be nice if the tour guides wore period dress, and it would be nice if they were open all year round.

Thank JohnBCowgill
Willow Street
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

I live very close to the Hans Herr house, and I am also something of a local historian.24 years ago I purchased and refurbished another historical property of the same circa, 1719. The area I live in is replete with pre-revolutionary history and remarkably much of it had been preserved. The house is a delight to visit and instantly brings... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2015

We visited the Hans Herr House and the Indian Longhouse. Thoroughly enjoyed both but particularly the Hans Herr House. We were shown around by a charming gentleman in his nineties who was full of information. It was very quiet and we were the only visitors there which was lovely for us but this placed really does deserve more visitors. By... More 

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Vineland, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2015

The Hans Herr House and museum is the real deal. This being the first pioneer homestead of the Mennonites in Lancaster County, PA. Anabaptist cousins to the Amish whose lives, I would guess, were very similar in the 18 th century. Here you will learn what life was like for the Herr family who ventured from the Rhineland to Germantown... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

Great place to take kids to! The tour guide was so well-informed about the Indians in the area as well as the colonial settlers 9f that time. The folks really use the brick ovens blacksmith shop, and other farm utensils. Check out the longhouse across the road as well. This is perfect for the schoolage year kids. As a grandma... More 

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