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Amish Farm and House
Experience Lancaster’s Living Heritage at America’s first Amish attraction! Come explore where today touches history at the Amish Farm and House and learn about the unique culture of Lancaster County’s Old Order Amish. Our historic 1805 farmhouse, which was last occupied by real Amish family, is furnished like a modern Amish home. Your highly-knowledgeable guide will explain the history, customs, clothing, and culture as you visit the various rooms of the home. You will learn the “whys” behind many of the traditions on this tour.
Afterwards, wander the 15-acre farm that was part of a 1715 land grant from Pennsylvania’s founder, William Penn. Follow the walking paths as you see a wide variety of farm animals—sheep, cows, chickens, goats, donkeys, alpacas, and more! Step into one of our historic barns and check out the farm displays. Visit the blacksmith shop and talk with our resident blacksmith. Children of all ages will love “Scooter Run”—a place where they can try their hand (or foot!) at a real Amish scooter. There’s something for everyone on this fun-filled farm!
WILLOW LANE ONE-ROOM SCHOOL:
Built in 2006 for us by a local Amish crew, this is Lancaster County’s only Amish schoolhouse designed, built, and furnished with you—our guest—in mind. Step inside and you’ll experience what school is like for Amish children. Rose, a former Amish teacher herself, can sometimes be found inside the school. She’ll be happy to sit and chat for a while and answer your questions.
The Amish Farm and House is proud to be the permanent location for many different artisans. Chris Lubkemann is a nationally-known woodcarver who specializes in roosters and other miniature carvings. He is here from April-October. Esther O’Hara is our clay artist. She is known for the faceless Amish figurines that are now sold worldwide. You can only find her original work in our gift shop.
We also have Amish artisans and craftsmen on our farm. Rachel Esh is our resident quilter. She handcrafts Amish dolls and souvenirs. Rachel greats each guest that visits her shop and even demonstrates how she creates her handmade items. Elam Stoltzfus, our farrier, is on the farm from time to time. He enjoys demonstrating how to make a horseshoe and answering questions.
AMISH COUNTRYSIDE BUS TOURS:
Voted “Best of Lancaster County” by readers of Lancaster County Magazine, we are Lancaster’s original 90-minute bus tour through the Amish farmlands. Join us on one of our 14-passenger mini buses as we tour the famous, picturesque Lancaster County countryside. Our tours are designed to be interactive and personalized so that you, our guest, have the best experience while you visit our hometown. Our highly-knowledgeable driver-guides explain the Amish culture, local history, customs, and more! Keep your camera ready as you see Amish schoolhouses, buggies, barns, farms, historic homes, and beautiful farmland vistas. Your tour will stop at one or two quaint Amish roadside stands (when open) for that added experience. This is a great supplement to our acclaimed guided house tour. Your visit to Lancaster County is not complete without our Countryside Tour!
DELUXE DINNER TOUR AND CHICKEN BBQ STAND:
We have two authentic meal options for the hungry traveler!
The Dinner tour combines the best of both worlds, a countryside bus tour and authentic PA Dutch food. After a 90-minute guided tour through beautiful Amish countryside, the final stop will be at an Amish restaurant. With classic meals like homemade meatloaf and chicken pot pie, dinner is the perfect capstone to your tour. Available Monday through Saturday, May 20th through November 2nd. Reservations are suggested and can be made online.
Our second option, the Amish Chicken BBQ Barn, is a new addition to our farm. David King and his family offer a wide variety of lunch and dinner options. You can choose from grilled chicken, ribs, and sandwiches. Dinners include PA Dutch classics like sauerkraut and whoopie pies. Enjoy a quick snack or meal, ready to eat picnic style on our farm.
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- On-site Parking
- Pet Friendly
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