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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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12:00 - 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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very nice place to visit

I have been at this place quite a number of times because I am a local, but I was just there last week and really enjoyed my visit. There were some school groups also touring but... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Carol and Ray L
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been at this place quite a number of times because I am a local, but I was just there last week and really enjoyed my visit. There were some school groups also touring but because the place is so big, there was plenty of room for everyone. Because of the school groups, there were more demos going on... More 

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Thank Carol and Ray L
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This Mennonite farm has assembled homes, barns, schools, general store, a blacksmith, a gunsmith and museums to inform us about how progress from 1750 to the present was made in this area. An excellent insight into our past.

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Thank Mark W
Jersey City, New Jersey
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has a huge inventory of machines, farm implements, furniture and interior recreations from 1700-1900. You can learn about the rural and small town lifestyles from early America.

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Thank LKeck
Laurel, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This originally was a family farm and tavern along the old dirt road from Philly. The two brothers purchased other building and moved them along the road. They added a large number of period items. Now there is a period gun shop, store, tavern, fire house, and other building. When the brothers died the state took it over an made... More 

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Jenkintown
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We must have picked an off day judging by some of the other reviews. Granted, the grounds are peaceful and pleasant.But where were the costumed interpreters.? How about those craft demonstrations other reviewers rhapsodized about? Yes, we did briefly see a horse drawn cart carrying folks off in the distance when we first arrived but when we were ready, around... More 

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New Forest, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit. Enjoyed and was a wonderful day out. Would highly recommend to friends and family

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Thank lynnehockham
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We've always loved Landis Valley Museum and Farm. It really is like stepping back in time. The buildings are lovely and well-preserved, and the grounds are beautiful. Seeing the animals was always a treat too! The museum store is full of treasures that are very reasonably priced. Be sure to visit during one of their big events, like Harvest Days... More 

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Landis_Valley, Public Relations Manager at Landis Valley Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! Speaking of big events, next week is our Herb & Garden Faire. It takes place on Friday and Saturday, May 11th & 12th. A wonderful outdoor event, rain or shine, for both gardeners and non-gardeners. A perfect place to pick up unique Mother's Day gifts too! More info on our website. We hope you... More 

New Tripoli, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Wonderful setting for a wedding ceremony & reception for adults and kids. Casual & festive for all. Nice to be able to rome around the grounds during the private event.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

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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Reviewed 20 February 2017

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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