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Landis Valley Museum

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Interesting history, fun to talk to all of the 'workers', and open Sundays!

I enjoyed a leisurely stroll through all the grounds. when you get your ticket, they give you a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stephanie M
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Ridgecrest, California
Really interrsting

Without a question a really interesting place to visit. You can see a compleatlybdifferent way lo... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
anna c
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Santa Susanna, Spain
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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...more
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2451 Kissel Hill Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601-4809
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed a leisurely stroll through all the grounds. when you get your ticket, they give you a map and tell you which buildings are open to walk through or look into, and which have people doing stuff (barrel maker, leather worker, shop worker etc)...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2018

This is an interesting and well maintained collection of old buildings, tools and other aspects of material culture from 19th century America. Most of the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about their particular persona/craft. Unfortunately this museum is not dog friendly; in fact it...More

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CynthiaK1434, Public Relations Manager at Landis Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

There are many dog lovers that work at Landis Valley. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed on the property due to the presence of our heritage breed livestock. We are sorry for any inconvenience you might have experienced upon arrival.

Reviewed 13 August 2018

I was a little disappointment I must admit. I had so looked forward to seeing this with my family. The buildings that are open and ones with guides are interesting, but there are so many buildings that you can not go into it seemed a...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2018

We visited on Hands On day August 6th. 15 minute move shown in ticket area was good. Movies gave good overview of the history of the area. Blacksmith shop was interesting. We realized and understand workers are volunteers for the most part some could have...More

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CynthiaK1434, Public Relations Manager at Landis Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Landis Valley Museum!

Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Without a question a really interesting place to visit. You can see a compleatlybdifferent way lo live in the USA. People super friendly

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Cynthia K, Public Relations Manager at Landis Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Anna, thank you for including Landis Valley Museum in your travels. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 18 July 2018

Close to Sight and Sound Theater ("Jesus" is a phenomenal experience); also, not far from Troeg's Brewery in Hershey and Lancaster Brewing Company!

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Reviewed 14 July 2018

We visited this historic site during our visit to Lancaster, of course, on an incredibly hot day. That, in no way, is a criticism of Landis Valley Museum, as it can't control the weather. My suggestion is that you wish to visit here, try to...More

1  Thank Jack K
Cynthia K, Public Relations Manager at Landis Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thank you for visiting Landis Valley Museum. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and managed to find a few opportunities to cool off in the heat!

Reviewed 11 July 2018

As Lancaster County natives, we took our visiting grandchildren and spent 2 or 3 hours. The costumed staff was friendly, though not really engaged in any craft activity on the weekday that we visited. This is not on the level of a Williamsburg, Sturbridge Village,...More

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Cynthia K, Public Relations Manager at Landis Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Dear MidatlanticBoomerGuy, we hope that you can bring your grandchildren to our Harvest Days event in the fall (October 13 & 14) when it is cooler and there is so much to do and see. There will be food available and you can save money...More

Reviewed 4 July 2018

Local libraries offer free family passes to check out for this place or it can be a bit pricey for the type of attraction. Special events are fun and offer more activities and period costumes. Nice outdoors museum prepare to walk. Good history activity.

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Cynthia K, Public Relations Manager at Landis Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Thank you for visiting Landis Valley! The library passes are great to use but please note they may not be used for special events.

Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

We went during a spring festival here. Very beautiful property. It was pleasant to walk around and see the historic buildings, well maintained gardens and see the farm animals. They have horses, pigs, sheep, and tons of wildlife. Living museums are so fun!

Thank Hgtravl
Cynthia K, Public Relations Manager at Landis Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

We thing living history museums are fun too! Thank you for visiting!

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12$ per adult not sure about the rest
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I don't think dogs are allowed, I'm sorry.
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I am not sure if there is a military discount, but they do have a website that would probably have that information.
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