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Landis Valley Museum

2451 Kissel Hill Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601-4809
+1 717-569-0401
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Very interesting

This is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. It is designed as a small rural town whose... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jeanne77b
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Massachusetts
Museum and Village Group Visit

Just took a group to this attraction as part of a weekend meeting in the area. Our highlight was a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carl M
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Fayetteville, PA
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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.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“general store” (20 reviews)
“living history” (17 reviews)
“gift shop” (26 reviews)
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2451 Kissel Hill Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601-4809
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+1 717-569-0401
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"general store"
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"living history"
in 17 reviews
"gift shop"
in 26 reviews
"several buildings"
in 7 reviews
"two brothers"
in 6 reviews
"horse drawn wagon"
in 5 reviews
"german heritage"
in 4 reviews
"costumed staff"
in 3 reviews
"sturbridge village"
in 3 reviews
"conestoga wagon"
in 3 reviews
"school groups"
in 5 reviews
"large building"
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"farm machinery"
in 5 reviews
"step back in time"
in 11 reviews
"local history"
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"short video"
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"period dress"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. It is designed as a small rural town whose buildings cover about 150 years, which is unusual for this type of museum. There are several buildings that are directed by people in period clothing, and there...More

Thank jeanne77b
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just took a group to this attraction as part of a weekend meeting in the area. Our highlight was a "backstage" tour of their new Collections Building. Very interesting and well worth the time. The Curator, Bruce Bomberger, led the tour and provided a very...More

Thank Carl M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were new to Amish country, and since TA listed the Landis Museum so highly, we checked it out. Good idea! On a weekday, we had the entire place pretty much to ourselves. We wandered through for the site for maybe an hour before the...More

Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to learn about the Pennsylvania dutch-german heritage. Small museum with some old nice antiques (including 1900s baseball cards!!) which I think are amazing. The tour guides do a very good job answering questions in a short/optional tour available to some of the main...More

Thank Jose R
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

This living museum is great for kids and also has live animals. Great for a quick and unexpected stop!

Thank Rachel L
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

This started as a collection by a local man, turned into a museum and expanded to a village of buildings that interpret 19th Century German settlers' lives. In addition to the museum grounds and a good tour, there is a good gift shop which offers...More

Thank Janet S
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

We took our school aged children here. We were hoping they would pay attention and learn things on the tour. What stood out for them was hanging out with the animal caretaker. He was amazing! He let the kids feed the HUGE pigs, drove us...More

Thank Heidi M
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

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
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

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
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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
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Fern M
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I don't think dogs are allowed, I'm sorry.
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Bette E
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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.
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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
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