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“Great village”

Landis Valley Museum
Ranked #7 of 72 things to do in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Relax and roam through the authentic crossroads village and farms of Landis Valley as you learn the rich history of the Pennsylvania Germans of Lancaster County. Comprised of over 40 buildings on 100 acres, the museum is the guardian of 65+ varieties of heirloom seeds and the largest collection of Pennsylvania German artifacts in the U.S. Through costumed demonstrators, special events, group tours, award-winning exhibits, and educational programs for adults and children you'll come away all the more enriched by your experience here.
Edison
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great village”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

My trio really enjoyed this quaint little village. We especially liked the general store and all of the artifacts there of a time forgetten. The master house and farm house were well kept. The guide was very friendly and informative.

Visited September 2012
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Sugar Land, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Don't miss it!”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Plan to spend several hours exploring this indoor/outdoor museum. Costumed narrators are excellent in explaining the lives of the German settlers in the Lancaster County area in the 19th and 20th centuries. Wonderful experience for all ages.

Visited September 2012
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Manchester, Connecticut
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very Informative”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

It was very interesting to see what life was like back then. The tour guides were very well-knowledged.

Visited September 2012
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Manchester, Connecticut
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great little Gem to Visit”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

This is a great place to visit. Love walking around and seeing the animals and buildings. The people that work here really love it and you can see that when they talk about it. It was great that one of the tour guides was an actual friend of the Landis brothers so he really knew about them and their family. If you are in the area make sure you go visit. Just don't go between 12-1 because the craftsmen go to lunch.

Visited September 2012
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Palo Alto, California
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Interesting, informative, authentic”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

The old buildings have been reassembled in a pleasant, leafy setting and filled with antiques from the Lancaster County region. Each building has an interpreter who is clearly enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. See cooking, basket weaving, blacksmithing, gunsmithing, farming, and other crafts demonstrated and explained. Great for kids and grownups alike.

Visited September 2012
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Thank kmuch
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