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Amish Farm and House

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Address: 2395 Covered Bridge Drive, Lancaster, PA 17602-1133
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+1 717-394-6185
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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In 1954, the play, “Plain and Fancy” was a smash hit on Broadway. The...

In 1954, the play, “Plain and Fancy” was a smash hit on Broadway. The Broadway hit drew a spotlight as the play was featured around the Amish lifestyle and their home: Lancaster County. This was the tipping point of a tourist boom the progressively grew from 25,000 annual visitors to 2,000,000 by 1960. Due to the increase of tourists and invasion of privacy of the Amish, Lancaster-local Adolph Neuber believe that there should be a place to accurately learn about the Amish, while respecting their privacy. An Amish family opened their home and property to visitors for tours. Since 1955, The Amish Farm and House has been connecting the Amish community and the public.

Tour Lancaster County’s Amish Farm and House. Opened nearly 60 years ago, The Amish Farm and House has hosted travelers from around the world visiting Lancaster County. Experience Lancaster County’s Premier Amish Attraction with our farm and house tours.

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I learned some things.

This house and village was nice to see,I learned a lot about how the Amish in this area live,it was nice to get a closeup look at some of the tools and equipment that these people... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2016
Machman57
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Peabody, Massachusetts, United States
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Willemstad, Curacao
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29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Bus and House tour is highly recommended. The bus stops at some shops, and you absolutely have to try the freshly baked soft pretzel. Explanation of the way of life of the Amish was fascinating. Travelled to Lancaster especially to do this one, and it didn't dissapoint.

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2 Thank AFStatie
Amish Farm a, Manager at Amish Farm and House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting The Amish Farm and House. We are glad you enjoyed your tour and that you shared your experience on Trip Advisor:) More 

Cape May, New Jersey
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

My family and I went here back in September of 2015 and never regretted it! At first, I was unsure about it because there is a Target store and its parking lot right next to it. However, just walking into the house made it seem that you went into the past. All of that hustle and bustle is gone!!! We... More 

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Amish Farm a, Manager at Amish Farm and House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We hope to see you again in the future! More 

Peabody, Massachusetts, United States
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This house and village was nice to see,I learned a lot about how the Amish in this area live,it was nice to get a closeup look at some of the tools and equipment that these people use or used at some point. The only con for me was there were too many people on the tour so we could not... More 

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1 Thank Machman57
Amish Farm a, Manager at Amish Farm and House, responded to this review

We are glad to hear you were mostly pleased with your visit, however at the same time we are sorry to hear that your house tour was so crowded. We try to keep count of how many people we put on one tour (for the exact reason you mentioned). If you are ever in the area again, please stop in... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Not much in there to be honest. Lots of geegaws and postcards. No Amish foods. Spacious and a lot of parking as it is next door to Target.

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Amish Farm a, Manager at Amish Farm and House, responded to this review

I am assuming you did not take either of our very interesting and highly popular tours. Both, our house as well as our bus tours, are extremely educational. On our farm we have lots of interesting work shops with local artisans as well as a variety of farm animals and even a corn maze. I am glad you stopped in... More 

Denver, CO
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133 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This was a waste of time and money for us. Admission is $10 pp which included the museum tour and self tour of the "farm". First, we were surprised that this is basically in the parking lot of a Target (see photo). We walked around the farm a bit but it is small and not a lot to see. The... More 

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Amish Farm a, Manager at Amish Farm and House, responded to this review

We are sorry your visit was not what you expected. We too were saddened when parts of our pastures and farmland were sold for commercial development, but we have actually had an increase of contact with our Amish neighbors who LOVE the Target! The historic heart of our farm was preserved. There are lots of permanent exhibits, displays, and animals... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Very knowledgeable guides - great tour through Amish Countryside! Tour of the house and farm was wonderful - got a real good sense of the Amish lifestyle. Would definitely recommend the premium package!

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Amish Farm a, Manager at Amish Farm and House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recommendations and for taking the time to write such a positive review. We are so please that you enjoyed your time here at the Amish Farm and House and got the information you were hoping for on your tours. More 

Trondheim, Norway
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769 reviews
288 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

The kids loved the place. Walking amongst my the animals on the farm was great. We even saw a water snake in the stream. We drove by the Amish district late to watch the natives.

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Amish Farm a, Manager at Amish Farm and House, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and took the time to write us a positive review. Thank you for visiting The Amish Farm and House:) More 

Woodbridge, Virginia
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179 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Guide took us through a typical family home to see how the Amish lived and worshipped - very interesting. Also told sad history about religious persecution suffered in Europe. Several outdoor buildings and working farm with animals. We thought the schoolhouse and teacher there to be the most interesting detail of the place, probably because not much different than when... More 

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Amish Farm a, Manager at Amish Farm and House, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed every part of your visit! Thank you for your review! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We came with some preconceptions that were immediately changed with excellent information and a great walk through a traditional house with Jamie as our guide, she was knowledgable and delivered a great deal of information in a very enjoyable way.

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Amish Farm a, Manager at Amish Farm and House, responded to this review

We are so happy you had such a pleasant visit with us. Thank you for taking the time to share your FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE on Tip Advisor. More 

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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We had a great tour of Amish country. Our guide was very informative. Great way to see their way of life.

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Amish Farm a, Manager at Amish Farm and House, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your positive experience with us on Trip Advisor! Glad you appreciated all the information you received on your tour:) More 

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