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Landis Valley Museum

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Address: 2451 Kissel Hill Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601-4809
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+1 717-569-0401
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Relax and roam through the authentic crossroads village and farms of Landis...

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.

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Worth it-Even Just the Gift Shop!

We had a delightful day exploring the various buildings and exhibits. Learn about the local culture in a fun and relaxed atmosphere! We saw lots more historical guns and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ann S
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a delightful day exploring the various buildings and exhibits. Learn about the local culture in a fun and relaxed atmosphere! We saw lots more historical guns and historical farm machine than I ever knew existed-and both were interesting for us. The guided tour in the afternoon was very well done. If you don't have much time, but want... More 

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Eldersburg, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a fun stop on our tour of Lancaster. We have been to Colonial Williamsburg and other living museums and love them. However, this is NOT on the same scale as Williamsburg but still very enjoyable. This museum was very quiet on a Sunday, it was a lovely day and wonderful for walking from building to building. There are... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

My family lives close by and we decided to get the family membership this year (very affordable)! I have kids ages 7, 4, and 1 and we were over for the Harvest Days and the Country Christmas Village as a family. I bring my 7 year old over more often and she loves learning about this time period!

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Thank ams509
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

The museum takes its visitors into 19th-century and before with a village of treasures. Blacksmiths, tanners, and much, much more! It also has a great collection of old farm equipment, an old fire engine, and a Conestoga Wagon! This is a real local treasure.

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Landis Valley Museum and Farm has a large collection of historic buildings and farm animals, I particularly liked the linen demonstration and the gunsmith. It was also fun to feed the farm animals. There are some nice exhibits in the main building too.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Hidden away but what a great place! It was almost closing but we made the rounds and are glad we did.

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Albany, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The short video was interesting and put you in the frame of mind to observe the buildings & collections. At the saddle shop, we had a nice conversation with Terry about leather making. My husband like the farm & machinery building and knew how the antique farm equipment worked. There were groups of school children visiting and on wagon rides... More 

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

My first visit in years, but now hat the grandchildren (5-10) are old enough to appreciate the displays during harvest days, I went again. I dare say I enjoyed it as much as they. Horse drawn wagon rides, bees & honeycombs, old time farm implements manned by local volunteers proved a great attraction to all. Although it is much quieter... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Have some time to spend at the museum. You can walk around and enjoy the different types of houses on the property. There was an event there on Columbus Day weekend and lots of fun things going on. They teach you so much about our history and ways of life.

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Seekonk, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This trip my wife and I had a chance to visit this location. Enjoyed the demonstration in the craft and gun shops. It gives you an opportunity to see how life was back then. I wish there were more people in costume. Worth your time.

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