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Amish Lifestyle

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

On the surface, the Pennsylvania Amish lifestyle might appear to be staid and inflexible. However, it reflects a way of life that is based on a literal interpretation of the Bible, as well as unwritten rules from the Amish Ordnung that prescribes behavior, appearance and other aspects of the Amish culture. The resulting community of Amish in Pennsylvania is one of humility, modesty, obedience, equality and simplicity.

An Amish community gathers together to construct a barn for a fellow family. Photo Credit: DiscoverLancaster.com

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