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“Blacksmith was excellent, everything else was poor.”

Landis Valley Museum
Ranked #7 of 76 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 September 16, 2013

Blacksmith was excellence. Everyone else seemed like they were being bothered. Most buildings had nothing going on. Went shortly after Labor Day 2010.

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Reviewed September 15, 2013

I have actually been there several times over the years. The first time we had small children and I remember they had a great time. Most of the experience is outside so plan accordingly. The tours are good and informational, and you're welcomed to do the grounds and see the buildings on your own (free I think). It's not a lot of walking and there are benches if you're physically challenged. In season, you might find demonstrations from days gone by and workshops. You can even get married there! The gift shop is very nice too.

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Reviewed September 11, 2013

What a beautiful property with very knowledgeable staff. Plan to spend several hours as it is so pretty here.

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Reviewed September 7, 2013

I toured the Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum on Thursday, September 5, 2013. I enjoyed the wagon ride that was pulled by horses. There were some nice exhibits in the museum and the village. I enjoyed this historic hotel as well as the feel of the village. I would recommend others to take a stop by here and explore.

Thank Touring16
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

On a weekday after Labor Day, few buildings were open. Very informative blacksmith and general store "manager", but that was it. Don't go with little ones; they'll be bored out of their minds. Call ahead to see if anything is open that day before coming. As other reviewer said, can't see how AAA rated this as a gem. Definitely NOT for our visit. May be of interest to the admirers of antiques and "old stuff" people. Farm equipment display would have been much better if we were farmers and/or the equipment all had labels to tell us what it was. There was nobody around even in the gift shop when we walked in there. Not sure what goes on there when the museum is actually "open for business"; but their main attraction appears to be as a banquet/reception location (barn and fire house). Skip it.

Thank jnjr
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