Explore Lancaster County's history and heritage.
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. The grounds of the 1719 Museum are perfect for a special event. Call us to discuss.
Periodic children's activities are available. Check our website for dates and descriptions for our annual special events including Early PA Day, Maize & Snitz Market Fair and Christmas Candlelight Tours.
Please visit our site for hours and tour times. We do encourage you to call ahead before visiting to find out the wait time for tours.
Nominal admission charged. Click through to our website for current rates. The 1719 Museum is a must for a student field trip. 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.