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Landis Valley Museum

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Address: 2451 Kissel Hill Rd., Lancaster, PA 17602
Phone Number: +1 717-569-0401
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Children can discover a one-room school house, try their hands at...

Children can discover a one-room school house, try their hands at woodworking and mingle with lambs in this recreated 19th- century Pennsylvania Dutch village.

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Living History at Landis Valley Farm

Landis Valley Museum and Farm has a large collection of historic buildings and farm animals, I particularly liked the linen demonstration and the gunsmith. It was also fun to feed... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Landis Valley Museum and Farm has a large collection of historic buildings and farm animals, I particularly liked the linen demonstration and the gunsmith. It was also fun to feed the farm animals. There are some nice exhibits in the main building too.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Hidden away but what a great place! It was almost closing but we made the rounds and are glad we did.

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Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The short video was interesting and put you in the frame of mind to observe the buildings & collections. At the saddle shop, we had a nice conversation with Terry about leather making. My husband like the farm & machinery building and knew how the antique farm equipment worked. There were groups of school children visiting and on wagon rides... More 

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

My first visit in years, but now hat the grandchildren (5-10) are old enough to appreciate the displays during harvest days, I went again. I dare say I enjoyed it as much as they. Horse drawn wagon rides, bees & honeycombs, old time farm implements manned by local volunteers proved a great attraction to all. Although it is much quieter... More 

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Thank billPADutch
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Have some time to spend at the museum. You can walk around and enjoy the different types of houses on the property. There was an event there on Columbus Day weekend and lots of fun things going on. They teach you so much about our history and ways of life.

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Seekonk, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This trip my wife and I had a chance to visit this location. Enjoyed the demonstration in the craft and gun shops. It gives you an opportunity to see how life was back then. I wish there were more people in costume. Worth your time.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit very informative people working there who gladly spent time chatting about the various crafts and house's,we drove to the site generous parking which is free,we didn't feel rushed though there was a Couple of coach parties which I did notice were rushed along so I would recommend you do this of your own choice I would... More 

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Erie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great time visiting so many of the historic buildings at this location. They have a very nice presentation prior to your visit and you start your walking tour along the many locations to see . There is also a very nice gift shop with very friendly staff.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

An opportunity to see and converse with craftsmen engaged in activities that have endured from the early history of our country -- and to learn a bit about the Pennsylvania Dutch along the way! A modest admission allows unfettered access to all the buildings as well as the museum. A schedule shows which buildings have craftsmen working in them or... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I especially like Christmas at Landis Valley, more so when there's snow on the ground. The historical buildings, the bonfire, the cookies and hot cocoa, and yes, the Belschnickel (the PA Dutch version of Santa Claus) are all delightful, and I look forward to them every year. Even on a regular day, this place is beautifully presented.

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