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Landis Valley Museum

2451 Kissel Hill Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601-4809
+1 717-569-0401
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Visited for a Wedding not the Museum

Please be aware that my review may not provide you the information you're looking for if you're... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Collin A
Ok place to visit once.

Lots of history to be shared and learned. Very disappointed that there were only about four... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lori M
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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 1 week ago

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 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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.

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
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Make sure you call to check the hours. The staff takes a lunch break from 12-1. The day we went the guides left at 3:00., it says they are open until 5. This was a bit confusing. We arrived at noon. This worked for us....More

1  Thank Arlene M
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our trip to this open-air museum. The children enjoyed seeing the animals, running in the grass, and playing in the playroom (be sure to ask its location). The adults enjoyed the guided tours of each building and the detailed explanations of the costumed...More

Thank NinjaTwins2013
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank Carol and Ray L
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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.