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“great family outing”

The Amish Farm and House
Ranked #6 of 76 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.
Reviewed November 20, 2009

The Amish farm & house has lots of things to look at and in. We especially enjoyed the school and the house. My little girl loved milking the cow. The wood carver burned her name into a small scrap of wood. "Kimalee" is a name that we have never found anywhere so she loved that she finally got to have her name inscribed on something! It was an enjoyable tour and worth the money. I had printed a coupon so I received $1 off. Go to their web-site to print yours.

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Reviewed September 8, 2009

I enjoyed the tour which was about 45 minutes, many interesting facts. The outdoor area shows how the Amish lived and live. The only odd thing - the Amish Farm and House is located directly next to a huge Target. I didn't find it first as I would not believe how close the two are together.

Thank Senona
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Reviewed July 28, 2009

I have previously come to Amish country as a child and had done a farm/house tour with my family (but not this particular one), but this was my husband's first time, so I let him choose what he wanted to see. He opted for the house/farm tour, along with the bus ride through Amish country.

DO NOT MISS THE BUS TRIP! The bus driver (can't remember her name) did a great job narrating and answering our questions. We lucked out, being a small group of 6, so the trip seemed intimate and less "tour-like". We saw many different farms, the Amish working in corn and tobacco fields, as well as a few Amish families taking a Saturday afternoon trip in their horse and buggy. (They do not like their picture taken and will sometimes turn away when they see you trying.) We stopped at two shops, a quilt shop and a wood craft shop. There is merchandise for sale but you are not required to buy anything. We had the most fun at the woodcraft shop. The owner, Henry has a store that sells various woodcrafts, along with homemade root beer and pickled fruits and vegetables. He also had his shop set up for their church service the next day. He was kind enough to show us the set up and give us an overview of how it's conducted. Lastly, Henry's son showed us their miniature horses and let us see their buggy.

With so much to see, our tour group ran a little longer, but it was definitely worth it! (When we came back, we joined the house tour, and then the farm tour is self-guided with captions that explained the functions of each facility.)

Thank everfair
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Reviewed July 19, 2009

It is true that the Target is literally right next door, but once you are past the first building you don't even see it. This place has a ton of building s to check out- old school, farm, blacksmith, windmill etc. We had a better than expected time in all regards. The tour was interesting and informative. The man who works in the wood shop has a very cool sling shot that he shoots baseballs with. You can feed some farm animals, which is always a winner with the kids.
Overall, a really great place to get a flavor of the Amish.

Thank Dand978
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Reviewed August 29, 2008

Like many people, we were spending a day in Amish country and wanted to start with a good overview. There are several places that offer this kind of thing, we picked this one, but it was barely adequate.

Our guide for the house tour was fairly robotic--she seemed to be on autopilot, and seemed to have no patience for dealing with kids, and that's not a good fit for this kind of thing.

Grounds are okay, not great. Target does loom large, and has an impact on the experience. While driving around later, we passed a couple of other places that seemed to have similar facilities, and I had wished we had tried one of those.

Bottom line: we learned the basics about Amish life, had an okay time, but I left feeling confident that there was a better option.

Thank GFCNorthernNJ
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