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Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

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Address: 2215 Millstream Rd, Lancaster, PA 17602-1499
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+1 717-393-9745
08:30 - 16:30
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Tue - Sat 08:30 - 16:30

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Great source for Ancestery Research

I do genealogy and find this place the best I've seen in Lancaster County. The staff is helpful - just ask questions. If history or genealogy is your thing make sure to put this... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2015
Fran G
Willow Street
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Willow Street
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 27 March 2015

I do genealogy and find this place the best I've seen in Lancaster County. The staff is helpful - just ask questions. If history or genealogy is your thing make sure to put this place on you bucket list. There is SO MUCH info here and you will return time and time again. On each research day I go here,... More 

Thank Fran G
Lehighton, PA
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Reviewed 11 December 2014

Learned a lot about the Amish and Mennonite population. How they came to be and how they came to be separtate.

1 Thank SueLehighton
Wilmington, Delaware, United States
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Reviewed 3 December 2014

this place is just one of many to visit here .there are many old buildings to see and the landscapes are out of this world.these busy familys here do most of there work the smeway there grandparents did and a time before.enjoy your stay.

2 Thank frankk52
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 9 November 2014

We had just come from the Cloister which was a great experience and were looking to broaden our knowledge by going to the Mennonite Historical Society. We hit a craft fair there and it was a real hodgepodge and not a lot of the history we were looking for.

Thank Susan G
Hatfield, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 14 October 2014

Two buildings next to each other - one has the tabernacle. We took $49 guided tour for two hours - just wife, I and guide, roaming the side roads and even stopping to have a long conversation with a young Amish woman and her two children about the church wagon parked on her farm.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

We had the pleasure of hiring a tour guide to accompany us in our car to all of the back road Amish homes and shops. Our Tour guide, Joanne Siegrist was very knowledgable and very sweet. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to experience the Amish culture in a unique way!

2 Thank Rachelle001
Taylor, Michigan
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

The Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society is a great resource stop, and introduction to the heritage of Lancaster County Amish and Mennonites. Whether your interest is deep history or cultural curiosity, they offer resources and knowledge to support your pursuit. The gallery section is just excellent - informative yet succinct. The shopping is superb, including both Ten Thousand Villages fair trade... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

Highly recommend the center and definitely pay for the film and the Biblical tabernacle next door. Extremely knowledgeable and friendly staff. Great introduction to the Amish and Mennonites. Books on sale are very well chosen.

1 Thank 690CT
Oakville, Canada
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

When one wants to gain an insight into this unique way of life as a community than this is the place to go when visiting this area. Interesting displays and things to read on how it developed and still remains a force to deal with! Knowledgeable staff and willing to deal with any question you want to ask them.

1 Thank b0b55russell
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101 reviews
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

We stopped by because we wanted to learn more about the difference between the Mennonite and Amish. It was good and informative. A great little break.

Thank Brandon L

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