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Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Ranked #23 of 65 things to do in Lancaster
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

These people were very friendly and helpful in finding restaurants that were reasonably price and original Amish food. Also provide , at a reasonable price, a personal guide for a couple of hours to visit actual farms and work shops. They have a great presentation on the early history of the Amish and Mennonite heritage.

3  Thank Russell M
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

The library at the Historical Society is probably the premier Anabaptist genealogy source in the nation, since so many passed through Lancaster county on their way west. The resources are not as complete for other Protestant denominations, but that is not their focus. The staff is very helpful. There is a museum display and bookstore as well. They host a genealogy conference every spring with expert speakers on Pennsylvania German heritage.

5  Thank Ravensburger
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Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

We called ahead and requested a Mennonite guide, Lois, to ride with us. We watched the Postcard movie but it did not really explain the difference between Amish and Mennonites. Lois did a wonderful job explaining and taking us to authentic Amish stores. Sadly, they also sell crafts that are not made by them. Their prices are just as high as the souvenir shops in Lancaster County. We did go to a great bake shop and quilt stores that we would have never found on our own.
I did like the gift shop in the Historical Society. It is all fair trade goods and at least it is labeled with the country of origin. I bought many gifts there at great prices. Beautiful jewelry and Nativity scenes. Overall, we were very pleased with the tour. $49 for 2 hours is a bargain. Our time flew by.

2  Thank MLEPSU
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

If you have interest in the Mennonites and the Amish and their differences, The Mennonite Historical Society and Mennonite Information Center (they are right next to each other) are a nice stop. They are located right next to the Tanger Outlets, so if Mom wants to shop and Dad and the kids need something to do, this is a nice place to visit. The Information center has two video presentations and a small display, the Historical Center has a small museum. Good places to kill about 2 hours.

4  Thank Ily911
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Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

Our visit was alright but for five dollars I was expecting more. There is one room with some very nice displays set up, but we only spent about half an hour there.

3  Thank MandyC13
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