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“Countryside Bus Tour”

Amish Farm and House
Ranked #5 of 72 things to do in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: In 1954, the play, “Plain and Fancy” was a smash hit on Broadway. The Broadway hit drew a spotlight as the play was featured around the Amish lifestyle and their home: Lancaster County. This was the tipping point of a tourist boom the progressively grew from 25,000 annual visitors to 2,000,000 by 1960. Due to the increase of tourists and invasion of privacy of the Amish, Lancaster-local Adolph Neuber believe that there should be a place to accurately learn about the Amish, while respecting their privacy. An Amish family opened their home and property to visitors for tours. Since 1955, The Amish Farm and House has been connecting the Amish community and the public. Tour Lancaster County’s Amish Farm and House. Opened nearly 60 years ago, The Amish Farm and House has hosted travelers from around the world visiting Lancaster County. Experience Lancaster County’s Premier Amish Attraction with our farm and house tours.
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Countryside Bus Tour”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

We only did the countryside bus tour for $20. I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and would highly recommend to anyone planning a visit to experience the Amish countryside. The tour drive is insightful and I can say that I was not bored.

Visited September 2012
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“Educational but too touristic”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

We did both the self-guided tour of the farm and the guided tour of the house.

The farm was a bit too touristic for our taste. You don't really get a true sense of what Amish life is all about, but you do learn a lot by reading the plaques that are posted around the buildings. The whittler and old teacher were helpful and gave some good insights on the Amish.

The tour of the house was very interesting and our guide (who wasn't Amish) told it all from a very worldly view, which was nice and entertaining. He also was able to answer most of the questions people asked him.

Visited September 2012
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Anchorage
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Our first visit to Lancaster County”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

We visited the Amish Farm on arrival to Lancaster County. Enjoyed the overview of the Amish life. Tour guide fairly knowledgeable, rest of staff not very friendly. Outbuildings are self-tour, but very interesting. Nice that this has all been preserved right in the middle of so much development.

Visited September 2012
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new york
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“Always enjoy this Amish Farm and House tour.”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

Seeing everything makes you understand the simplistic way the Amish live their lives and serve The Lord.

Visited July 2012
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Extremely interesting view on a very different way of life.”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

The guide who was not Amish (because it was a Sunday and they are not allowed to work on Sundays) was very knowledgeable, and sat us down in the living area converted for an Amish gathering. Men on one side and Ladies on the other.
Our group had so many questions to ask that we ran out of time to get them all answered. We continued around the Museum and then looked around the farm before visiting the large Museum shop, which I thought was quite expensive but had many items I would have liked to purchase. All too soon we had to leave. Probably need a couple of hours to get a really good look around and appreciate this very dedicated and hard-working people.

Visited August 2012
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