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“Relaxing Tour”

Landis Valley Museum
Ranked #9 of 82 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.
Reviewed January 24, 2013

This tour is relaxing to take as you can take your time and emphasize areas of greater interests. Very well maintained grounds and inside building of it's era. Tour guides dressed in it's era can be very hot over summer. Beautiful artistry items made in years gone by.

Thank Marian S
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Pretty grounds. Interesting buildings to tour. Nice events in the Fsll. Excellent place to visit for a relaxing afternoon. Must see for tourists and locals.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

I probably haven't enjoyed myself this much in awhile...little shops manned by reenactors who told us all about life in Landis Valley years ago. Blacksmith, general store, rifle shop, and I really liked the tin shop!
Then we had a meal in a barn and we were visited the Belsnikel (look it up)...LOL It is a Pa, Dutch visitor before Christmas to judge the kids! What a great visit!
I even enjoyed the gift shop! Bought some candy!!!

1  Thank Chuckfrombath
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

A bit like Colonial Williamsburg in that its a Living Museum. Real ppl dressed in period costumes explain what they are doing about the village. Blacksmith, weaver, baker, shopkeeper, etc. Lovely place!

Thank Teri G
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

Landis Valley Museum was once an actual crossroads village. Situated on 100 acres in scenic Lancaster, PA, it is a living history museum that collects, preserves, exhibits, and interprets Pennsylvania German culture from the 1740s through the 1940s.

Landis Valley Museum's richly layered story is the history of an early Pennsylvania German settlement, an unusual farm family, and the ongoing creation and exploration of a wonderfully diverse collection of artifacts.

Thank Adam C
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