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Hans Herr House Museum

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Address: 1849 Hans Herr Dr, Willow Street, PA 17584
Phone Number: (717) 464-4438
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jori M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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.

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Thank JohnBCowgill
Willow Street
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5 of 5 stars 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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Thank Lawrence G
Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My grandfather was a Herr, and though I am from Indiana, my family has been visiting the Hans Herr House since long before it was a museum. I have a photo of my grandfather standing in front of it in the 1930s when it was used as a barn. But as our guide explained today, that history is actually a... More 

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Reamstown, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This historical attraction is off the beaten path and you probably will not find huge crowds of people swarming to get in. There are no traffic jams and plenty of parking. Huge shade trees offer a respite from the hot summer heat. A most interesting tour guide will take you through the Hans Herr House, describing the way of life... More 

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