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Landis Valley Museum

2451 Kissel Hill Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601-4809
+1 717-569-0401
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Beautiful and picturesque setting

The tour was self-guided with staff interpreters at only 4 buildings the Sunday we visited. There... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Julie S
Arlington, Virginia
Take a picnic lunch and just enjoy

I am a member of Landis Valley Associates which supports the museum. If you live nearby, I suggest... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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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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2451 Kissel Hill Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601-4809
+1 717-569-0401
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The tour was self-guided with staff interpreters at only 4 buildings the Sunday we visited. There is audio about various exhibits via cell phone but none of us were motivated enough to call in. The grounds however were very picturesque and look like something out...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a member of Landis Valley Associates which supports the museum. If you live nearby, I suggest you join and then you can go over there anytime. This is just such a lovely place to come and explore. We stopped at a great hoagie...More

Thank Whareareugoing
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was brought about by a couple of brothers who were interested in collecting items that they feared were going the way of the Dodo. It has a number of facilities which indicate the style in which the Amish lived in a particular time....More

Thank MadMaxie40667
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Please be aware that my review may not provide you the information you're looking for if you're planning to attend the Museum. While I did physically attend the museum grounds, my attendance was because of a family wedding. The grounds of the Landis Valley Museum...More

Thank Collin A
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Lots of history to be shared and learned. Very disappointed that there were only about four costumed tradesmen to demonstrate life in the 1800's. That was a downer. Seemed a little dead to me. There was a short video shown that was interesting. Would not...More

Thank Lori M
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We were in Lancaster for a few other attractions, and needed somewhere to spend a few hours. Nice way to spend the morning. Staff was very friendly, and our kids enjoyed the exhibits. We were able to see it all in about 3 hours or...More

Thank forhym216
Reviewed 22 June 2017

You can feel like you are in the 1800's during the wonderful Harvest Days in October. Each sense is carried back with the smell of wood fires, cooking apple butter or cider, baking apple dumplings and more...Hearing the horses clopping on the road with the...More

Thank marescottk
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Nice area, animals for viewing and petting, museum and some of the best ice cream ever. It is a little out of the way, but worth the effort.

1  Thank carl_retired
Reviewed 14 June 2017

There are some great events held at Landis Valley - preferably the Herb & Garden Fest held annually. It's like a smaller version of Williamsburg with farmland and animals. This was a location used for several movies also.

1  Thank Donna K
Reviewed 7 June 2017

My family and I really enjoyed our visit to Landis Valley Village. The staff was wonderful! They really took their time to give us loads of information about the buildings and life in the late 1800's and early 1900's. We were very happy to support...More

Thank CCTravels44
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Bette E
15 September 2016|
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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.
Bette E
21 August 2016|
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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
Bette E
21 August 2016|
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Response from Martha S | Reviewed this property |
We did a self tour so took about 2 hours. It depends on how interested you are in watching demonstrations, talking to people, and looking at details.

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