1719 Museum

The 1719 Herr House stands as the oldest structure and the oldest Mennonite meetinghouse in Lancaster County. Built by the Herr family as their residence and their community's meetinghouse, it is the only remaining dwelling of the very first group of settlers in the area. Experience the charm of its medieval Germanic architecture and discover early colonial and Mennonite history and culture by viewing the museum buildings featuring agricultural and domestic life exhibits.

For hundreds of years, south-central Pennsylvania was home to a series of Native American tribes, including the Shenks Ferry, Conoy, Lenape, Mohawk, Nanticoke, Seneca, Shawnee and Susquehannock peoples. Learn about their rich history at the Lancaster Longhouse on the grounds of the 1719 Museum.

Picnic tables are available.

Periodic children's activities are available. Check our website for dates and descriptions for our annual special events.

Seasonal schedule for 2024
April through October
Friday & Saturday, 10am - 4pm.
Tours at 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, and 2:30pm.

We encourage you to call ahead before visiting to find out the wait time for tours.

Find current admission rate on our website. Group rates are available. The 1719 Museum is a must for a student field trips. Group rates are available. For groups of 30 or more, we will split the group into two so that your group can enjoy a more personalized tour. Call for all group reservations.

Visa, MasterCard and personal checks accepted.

1719 Museum

1849 Hans Herr Drive, Willow Street, PA 17584

  • PHONE: (717) 464-4438
  • FAX: (717) 464-4438


  • Accessible
  • On-site Parking