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Landis Valley Museum

2451 Kissel Hill Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601-4809
+1 717-569-0401
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Great History and Fun

We did this visit to Landis Museum on a whim while in the Lancaster area. We got their first thing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Linda A
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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My wedding at Landis Valley was perfect! This beautiful, historic and rust barn wedding venue was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Relax and roam through the authentic crossroads village and farms of Landis Valley as you learn the rich history of the Pennsylvania Germans of Lancaster County. Comprised of over 40 buildings on 100 acres, the museum is the guardian of 65+ varieties of heirloom seeds and the largest collection of Pennsylvania German artifacts in the U.S. Through costumed demonstrators, special events, group tours, award-winning exhibits, and educational programs for adults and children you'll come away all the more enriched by your experience here.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“general store” (20 reviews)
“living history” (17 reviews)
“gift shop” (25 reviews)
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2451 Kissel Hill Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601-4809
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did this visit to Landis Museum on a whim while in the Lancaster area. We got their first thing at 10 AM when they opeed only to find the people dressed in period costume do not come until 12. so you may want to...More

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wedding at Landis Valley was perfect! This beautiful, historic and rust barn wedding venue was just what I was looking for! The inside of the barn with the stringed lights made made our reception magical. The wedding coordinator Jenny was great! This is best...More

Thank katiewhallon
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Good history of the area and culture. First went as a teen-ager 45 years ago. Still well-kept and beautiful. Not manned to its full potential. Would have appreciated more craftsman on board.

Thank paulczski
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We visited today for the second time today since we brought our young son here years ago. It was a beautiful day and an excellent choice for walking outside in the village. Start at the visitors center where there is a small museum interpreting the...More

Thank tandhgoraj
Reviewed 23 October 2017

The tour person gave us an interesting history of the settlers of the area. There was a rebuilded German Village and garden. The gift shop had items handmade from the area...nice stuff. I was on a bus tour.

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I was with a bus tour, therefore I did not have the option of spending more time, but as a history buff, I could have spent the whole day there. The bus driver said he could arrange that, lol. If my understanding is correct, the...More

Thank 897jacquelynd
Reviewed 12 October 2017

When we visited, Landis Valley Museum was hosting Harvest Days, an annual festival held in the first few weeks of Fall. We had a great time! Harvest Days showed us how residents of Lancaster lived in the 1700's and it was very fun and interesting....More

Thank jessupwi
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

My husband, 15 year old daughter, mother and I spent the day here while we were in Lancaster. They have a really nice gift shop with local items, really friendly staff and well kept grounds. As someone who love history, it was nice to walk...More

Thank Denise R
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

I thought I'd be more bored but actually had a very nice time. They've recreated what might have been a couple of blocks back at the turn of the 19th century with either real or reconstructed buildings. But it's the collections of real everyday paraphernalia...More

Thank Daphne G
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We had a bus load of clients and had a very nice time with our visit. The experience included local craftsmen sharing their story, favorite was the gun smith. Learned quite a bit about the German immigrants, and the day by day living experience of...More

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Bette E
15 September 2016|
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Response from IrishScorp | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if there is a military discount, but they do have a website that would probably have that information.
Bette E
22 August 2016|
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Response from Vicki W | Reviewed this property |
You can do a walk-through in about an hour, but if the artisans are there and you take advantage of the opportunity to talk to the reenactors who are full of information, you can stretch it out as long as your interest... More
Bette E
22 August 2016|
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Response from Martha S | Reviewed this property |
We did a self tour so took about 2 hours. It depends on how interested you are in watching demonstrations, talking to people, and looking at details.