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Landis Valley Museum

2451 Kissel Hill Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601-4809
+1 717-569-0401
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Wonderful and peaceful location

This started as a collection by a local man, turned into a museum and expanded to a village of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Janet S
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Silver Spring, Maryland
Animal fun for kids

We took our school aged children here. We were hoping they would pay attention and learn things on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Heidi 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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  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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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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2451 Kissel Hill Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601-4809
+1 717-569-0401
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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
Reviewed 22 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
Reviewed 31 October 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
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We visited today for the second time today since we brought our young son here years ago. It was a beautiful day and an excellent choice for walking outside in the village. Start at the visitors center where there is a small museum interpreting the...More

Thank tandhgoraj
Reviewed 22 October 2017

The tour person gave us an interesting history of the settlers of the area. There was a rebuilded German Village and garden. The gift shop had items handmade from the area...nice stuff. I was on a bus tour.

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I was with a bus tour, therefore I did not have the option of spending more time, but as a history buff, I could have spent the whole day there. The bus driver said he could arrange that, lol. If my understanding is correct, the...More

Thank 897jacquelynd
Reviewed 11 October 2017

When we visited, Landis Valley Museum was hosting Harvest Days, an annual festival held in the first few weeks of Fall. We had a great time! Harvest Days showed us how residents of Lancaster lived in the 1700's and it was very fun and interesting....More

Thank jessupwi
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

My husband, 15 year old daughter, mother and I spent the day here while we were in Lancaster. They have a really nice gift shop with local items, really friendly staff and well kept grounds. As someone who love history, it was nice to walk...More

Thank Denise R
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Bette E
14 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.
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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
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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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