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The Amish Farm and House

#5 of 72 things to do in Lancaster Features Animals
2395 Covered Bridge Drive, Lancaster, PA 17602-1133
+1 717-394-6185
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A better place to be than TARGET

Our female driver (Not named Charlie) was absolutely a wonderful teacher of Amish family and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stuart S
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Edison
Wonderful experience

My niece and I enjoyed this very much. We went on the country side tour and it was very informative... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Christina L
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Pottsville, Pennsylvania
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In 1954, the play, “Plain and Fancy” was a smash hit on Broadway. The Broadway hit drew a spotlight as the play was featured around the Amish lifestyle and their home: Lancaster County. This was the tipping point of a tourist boom the progressively grew from 25,000 annual visitors to 2,000,000 by 1960. Due to the increase of tourists and invasion of privacy of the Amish, Lancaster-local Adolph Neuber believe that there should be a place to accurately learn about the Amish, while respecting their privacy. An Amish family opened their home and property to visitors for tours. Since 1955, The Amish Farm and House has been connecting the Amish community and the public. Tour Lancaster County’s Amish Farm and House. Opened nearly 60 years ago, The Amish Farm and House has hosted travelers from around the world visiting Lancaster County. Experience Lancaster County’s Premier Amish Attraction with our farm and house tours.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2395 Covered Bridge Drive, Lancaster, PA 17602-1133
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+1 717-394-6185
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our female driver (Not named Charlie) was absolutely a wonderful teacher of Amish family and history. She took us to the best stands and stops.

1  Thank Stuart S
Reviewed 3 days ago

My niece and I enjoyed this very much. We went on the country side tour and it was very informative and the 2 stops that you make along the way are incredible. Thanks to our bus driver who I only wish I could remember her...More

1  Thank Christina L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyed the tour and got to understand more about the Amish way of life. Found it very interesting and was great to see the looks on my teenage boys faces when they realise Amish children don't have all the things that they do but still...More

2  Thank EllyJH
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We didn't take the tour as it wasn't recommended for four-year-old. We Took a "Farm tour" around the grounds. My four year old enjoyed it but I was bored. Only one person spoke with us as we were walking around the young blacksmith, he was...More

Thank Jen M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The farm is OK, very small and not exactly what we expected? The tour of the house was brilliant and very informative, lots of photo opportunities. However we wanted to see an example of the real Amish lifestyle. We didn't realise. But this we needed...More

1  Thank Linda J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This tour in the museum was very informative. Done by an elder man who comes from the worldly side and talks with great respect about the Amish and Menonite people in the area. We have learned a lot about the way of life and ideas...More

Thank TonLydia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the 90 minute bus tour through Lancaster. Our driver was very knowledgable about the area and the people. Certainly learned many things that I did not know before. Loved the sights and the roads travelled. Made 2 stops along the way at different Amish...More

1  Thank EMG51
Amish Farm a, Manager at The Amish Farm and House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Getting away from the hustle and bustle takes just a few minutes. Our driver guides whisk you away and narrate the tour, sharing lots of information while taking you to fun stops along the way. Thank you for the review.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't go on Sunday. Amish shops closed on Sunday. Spent 30 min at Red Caboose Hotel. Little to do, not much in small gift shop. Otherwise, tour guide Barry was knowledgable and gave a good tour.

Thank Mary W
Amish Farm a, Manager at The Amish Farm and House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

It's true that Sunday is a day where Amish businesses are closed. Often it is a good time to see the large family gatherings and the buggies out and about visiting or coming and going to church services. Non-Amish shops and restaurants are still open.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My family opted for the House and the Countryside Tour. The first part, the house tour, was informative. Afterwards, you have access to the grounds to see and experience how the Amish live. The Amish schoolhouse and the scooter run were some of the fun...More

1  Thank muffingal
Amish Farm a, Manager at The Amish Farm and House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for reviewing your recent visit to the Amish farm and House. All of our guides are delighted to share their knowledge and experience living among their Amish neighbors with our guests. So glad you liked it.

Reviewed 1 week ago

There use to be a large field in front of and beside the Amish Farm and House, making it feel like you were actually on a farm. Now there's stores. The house tour was informative, but our guide spent way too much time on talking...More

Thank Bill L
Amish Farm a, Manager at The Amish Farm and House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

The best way to see our Amish neighbors is by taking a Countryside tour. There you are swept away to the rolling hills of Lancaster Co. making stops at Amish businesses along the way. The house tour and farm give you a slice of life...More

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rachel b
5 June 2017|
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Response from Louise P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe it is possible just to do the self-guided tour of the farmyard, without doing the guided tour of the house. However, you learn so much more information about the Amish if you do the guided house tour. You... More
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kenandlinda2016
18 March 2017|
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Response from pretblueye | Reviewed this property |
e just did the house and farm tour. they do after tours that include buggy rides. the house tour you have a guide, the farm tour is at your leisure. There is a 1/2 day tour which includes the buggy ride and there is a full... More
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Jerry R
6 February 2017|
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Response from Gopal L | Reviewed this property |
We were part of a package tour starting from NJ and we don't know the answer.
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