Amish Country

Visiting the Pennsylvania Amish in Lancaster County

The Pennsylvania Amish of Lancaster County are America's oldest Amish settlement, where tens of thousands still live a centuries-old "Plain" lifestyle. Arriving in Amish Country allows you to step back in time to enjoy a slower, more peaceful pace – one where the horse & buggy remains a primary form of transportation, and where windmills dot the landscape, providing power harnessed from nature. Always a vital part of Lancaster County culture, the PA Amish are involved in agriculture as well as an array of businesses and cottage industries.

An Amish boy plowing the fields. Photo Credit: DiscoverLancaster.com

The Amish way of life of has remained largely unchanged for over 300 years.

Amish Activities

Amish buggy rides, attractions, tours, crafts & food throughout PA Dutch Country.

For a fun and unique way to experience Lancaster County, be sure to take a tour of the Pennsylvania Amish countryside — you can even do it in an authentic Amish horse and buggy! Afterwards, explore the many Amish-themed attractions and events, shop for hand-made Amish crafts, and chow down on some authentic PA Dutch cooking — like that found at the Bird-In-Hand Family Restaurant and Smorgasbord. You can also experience the Amish with LoKal Experiences, offering an Authentic Lancaster Experience tour and their Unique Amish Immersion Experience. Tours of the Amish Village offer an intimate glimpse into the day-to-day life, as well as the history and beliefs, of Pennsylvania's Amish communities. If visiting in the late winter or early spring, don't miss the Amish "mud sales" that occur at firehouses throughout the region. These annual sales offer steep discounts on handmade Amish goods, produce, farm equipment and more.

Authentic Amish Experience

Visiting PA Dutch Country? Check out these awesome Amish attractions in Lancaster County that are sure to make your trip memorable!

An Amish boy plowing the fields. Photo Credit: DiscoverLancaster.com

Pennsylvania Amish Country is a picturesque landscape that must be witnessed in person to be fully appreciated.

Amish Culture

Amish culture, Amish religious traditions, Amish history and beliefs

For everything you need to know about Amish country and culture in Lancaster, check out some of our resources below.

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A community of buggies creates an Amish funeral procession. Photo Credit: DiscoverLancaster.com / Terry Ross

Arriving in Lancaster County in the 1720s, the oldest and largest Amish community in the country is the Amish of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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An Amish clothesline at The Amish Village. Photo Credit: DiscoverLancaster.com / Brian Evans

The way of life of the Amish in Lancaster County has remained largely unchanged since they settled here 300 years ago.

Amish man working the fields. Photo Credit: DiscoverLancaster.com / Brian Evans

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Amish children attend school through 8th grade leaving their one-room schoolhouse. Photo Credit: DiscoverLancaster.com

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