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Amish Experience Visit-In-Person Tour

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  • Have the rare chance to discover what life is like in an Amish community
  • Visit an Amish farm, a craftsman’s studio, and a family home
  • A small-group tour offers an intimate way to explore and meet locals
Amish Experience Visit-In-Person Tour
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Discover what life is like for Pennsylvania’s Amish community on this immersive, small-group tour. Step off the typical tourist trail when you venture to a working Amish farm, where you’ll see how cows are milked and will discover other aspects of farm life. Then, visit the studio of an Amish craftsman. Finally, drop by an Amish family home, where you can have the chance to relax and converse with members of the local community.
What to Expect
Stop 1: Amish Farm

When we arrive at the farm, we enter the barn to learn about the milking process firsthand. You may be surprised to learn that the Amish do not milk cows by hand. You will also discover how milk is kept cold in the bulk tank with “Amish electricity.” Other aspects of farm life may also be included.

Stop 2: Amish “Cottage Industry”

With the price and scarcity of farmland, many Amish have started their own small enterprises, making everything from gazebos and furniture to farm equipment and quilts. These “home businesses” have become the subject of books and articles emphasizing the balance these entrepreneurs achieve between work and family. Our visit may be to a harness or carriage maker, basket weaver, greenhouse, leather or wood worker, among others. An actual demonstration is normally a part of this fascinating stop.

Stop 3: Amish Home Visit

To conclude our evening, we travel scenic backroads to a distant farm in the countryside. As we step inside the house, we find that friendly conversation awaits as we sit, chat, and visit the way the Amish do, talking informally without TVs, IPhones or computers. It comes as no surprise that strangers soon become friends.

Reviews (38)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Get to know the Amish Community

Originally when I scheduled the tour I thought it would seem intrusive, barging in on Amish families treating them like a tourist attraction, disrespectful, I came to find out I was wrong! Deanna who was our guide/driver has a friendship with the families and is...More

Thank Wendy M
PlainTalkAmish, Artistic Director at The Amish Experience, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Wendy M, thank you so much for your kind review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your tour and walked away with a new understanding. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Terrific in-person tour

My friend and I attended the in-person tour. We agreed that it was the absolute best thing we did while in the Lancaster area. The families were so welcoming and friendly, as well as open to answering all kinds of questions. We were astounded that...More

Thank Danielle C
PlainTalkAmish, Artistic Director at The Amish Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Danielle C, Thank you so much for your kind review! We always appreciate guests who take the time to let us know how their experience went. Please come back and visit us again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Authentic and personal

Our tour guide was wonderful - informed and showed respect and care for both those on the tour and for the people and homes we visited. The wood shop portion could use some improvement. The Amish guide and the facility were not well prepared for...More

1  Thank Venture364493
PlainTalkAmish, Artistic Director at The Amish Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Venture 364493, What a kind review! Thank you so much. We always try to give an authentic experience to our guests and it seems you had that. Please come visit us again!

Reviewed 25 September 2018

We loved our tour guide Joe!! We met 3 Amish families and they were all amazing experiences!! All 4 of us LOVED this tour!

Thank Excursion95533
PlainTalkAmish, Artistic Director at The Amish Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Dear Excursion 95533, Thank you for your kind review!

Reviewed 21 September 2018
Authentic tour and off the beaten track

In general a different tour which is designed to be personal and give you more insight into Amish lifestyle without being typical ‘touristy’

Thank GertjanV6
PlainTalkAmish, Artistic Director at The Amish Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Dear GertjanV6, Thank you for your nice review!

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9 July 2018|
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Response from lindakobs123 | Reviewed this property |
She would need to be able to climb into a small bus/van. There were three stops that we madde and needed to get in and out. Also the house we visited had some steps to enter. There wasn't a lot of walking, but like the... More
18 June 2018|
Response from brantberry | Reviewed this property |
It seemed like about 2.5 hours if I remember.