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The Amish Farm and House

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2395 Covered Bridge Drive, Lancaster, PA 17602-1133
+1 717-394-6185
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Not very Informative.

I guess I expected a lot more information about the Amish and their way of life when we decided to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bolte59
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Brantford, Canada
Great Bus Tour!

We took the Countryside Bus Tour today and thoroughly enjoyed it. Lynn was our tour guide and she... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
OSUrules
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Avondale, PA
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2395 Covered Bridge Drive, Lancaster, PA 17602-1133
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I guess I expected a lot more information about the Amish and their way of life when we decided to go to this attraction. The cost for entrance for just the house and mini village is $10. If you take the full bus tour is...More

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Amish Farm a, Manager at The Amish Farm and House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

The location you are describing does not match our property nor does the cost or tour length. I believe you are mistaking us with another tour at a tourist attraction. We are an authentic farm that offers 40 minute guided tours of our historic farmhouse...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Countryside Bus Tour today and thoroughly enjoyed it. Lynn was our tour guide and she was both informative and entertaining. She had lots of information and added numerous personal anecdotes of her experiences with local Amish families. The tour passed and stopped...More

Thank OSUrules
Amish Farm a, Manager at The Amish Farm and House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you all for coming to see us at the Amish Farm and House! It is so much fun and there is so much to learn when touring the countryside. Even locals are amazed when they arrive at the local Amish businesses that are tucked...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was rather disconcerting to find The Amish Farm and House next to Target. We enjoyed the house tour and learning more if the Amish religion. The grounds were interesting, but kind of run down. This felt like a tourist trap and I was a...More

Thank juri62
Amish Farm a, Manager at The Amish Farm and House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I'm sorry you feel that way. We take pride in our Historic farm and house and the educational and informative tours we offer. Unfortunately, we do not have control over the commercial development and zoning that is around us. The farm is well maintained and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were there yesterday and we loved the house tour and the dinner tour. Debbie, our tour guide was awesome with a great knowledge of the Amish culture. Our hostess for dinner was a wonderful cook and a gracious Amish lady with a husband and...More

Thank Janet K
Amish Farm a, Manager at The Amish Farm and House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

It is a special and rare experience to eat at the home of an Amish family. We are fortunate to have a local connection and to be able to share that with our guests. Debi is a great guide and very knowledgeable, as are all...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s a great way to spend the afternoon learning about how the Amish live. After the tour you can walk around to the different buildings and see people working. You can pick up a snack sit down and enjoy the view. And the kind of...More

Thank mike c
Amish Farm a, Manager at The Amish Farm and House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

There is definitely something for everyone here at the Amish Farm and House. We are glad you had a great time. Thanks for taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Turning into the strip mall off the highway, you don’t notice the little house standing in the shadow of the enormous Target store, but a treat awaits you. The Amish congregations of Lancaster County have co-operated in this re-creation of their dwellings and lifestyle, probably...More

Thank Anne A
Amish Farm a, Manager at The Amish Farm and House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

The Amish Farm and House is actually an historic farm that dates back to 1715! Not a recreation at all. An Amish family lived on and worked the farm until 1955 when it was sold and made into an educational farm museum. Commercial properties have...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made the house visit and it was excellent. The guide was funny and very knowledgeable about the Amish. We were able to ask any questions on them and she answered them with great respect to Amish

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Amish Farm a, Manager at The Amish Farm and House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

So nice to hear you enjoyed the visit. All of our guides are experienced and care about the Amish community so it is nice to know that shows. Thank you for writing a review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Amish house and farm at Lancaster today and we did the housetour. Our guide was Jamie and she is fantastic. She explains the culture and religion of the Amish very clear and with humour. She is not Amish herself but speaks with...More

Thank Evert J
Amish Farm a, Manager at The Amish Farm and House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for coming to visit and for taking the time to write about your impressions of the tour. Jamie is a great guide as are all of our guides. Next time, try the Countryside tour. It is a wonderful way to see the farmlands...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was so interesting. Doesn't look like but it is large with considerable walking to see it all. The house tour was interesting & there was a fee. The "yard" is free. Be sure to pick up a map to tell you what you are...More

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Amish Farm a, Manager at The Amish Farm and House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for visiting the Amish Farm and House. Built in 1805, the stone farmhouse is now an educational museum with a 15 acre farm property tucked in behind it. The paved paths are easily accessible with a few gravel paths that extend further. You...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had great time. Tour was in a bus. It was almost 2 hours. Lot of information about Amish way of life.More

Thank Vaishali H
Amish Farm a, Manager at The Amish Farm and House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

The 90 minute bus tour is wonderful and really shows you where and how the Amish are living today. The stops along the way allow you to sample Amish goods and visit their shops. The house tour completes the picture by explaining the history, culture...More

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Birdy509
4 September 2017|
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Response from xenonian | Reviewed this property |
The tours were tied to the van schedule - that is, as buses returned from their routes, the house tour would happen at the end. buses werre staggered - so if you were not going to take the van tour (which, btw, I would... 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 Linda J | Reviewed this property |
The tour goes from the reception inside the Amish Farm and House. Yes next to the retail park where Target is. 21.95 for the bus tour. The house tour is a must too!!
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