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Lancaster County: Amish Farmlands, Museum Tour, Farm Visit

1. Lancaster County: Amish Farmlands, Museum Tour, Farm Visit

Sit back, relax, and leave the driving to professionals on your 14-passenger guided bus tour through Amish Country in Lancaster, PA. During this 90-minute guided tour, your knowledgeable guide will show you Amish farms, homes, and one-room schoolhouses. Interact with the Amish community, while making stops at a quaint Amish road-side stand. Experience true local flavor as you sample delicious home-made baked goods, fresh ice-cream, or cold home-made root beer.  Take your experience one step further as your guide takes you on a room-by-room tour of an original, centuries-old Amish farmhouse. The guided house tour will teach you about Amish history, religion, and clothing. For overseas visitors, a written translation of the guided house tour is available in 17 different languages, so you will not miss anything on the tour. Finish your day with a self-guided, farm visit of our 15-acre farm complete with animals, local artisans, and an Amish one-room school. During your farm visit, you'll have the opportunity to eat Amish-made food from the Amish BBQ Barn. David King and his family grill delicious chicken dinners, along with PA Dutch foods like whoopie pies. While visiting an Amish one-room school, sit in Amish desks and page through real Amish school books. This farm is home to the only "Scooter Run," where you can take a spin on real Amish scooters- just like Amish kids! Meet animals, like baby goats, chickens, Alpaca and Max, the Scottish Highland steer. Feel free to explore at your own pace and enjoy some lunch. Most visitors typically spend an hour on this part of the tour.

Lancaster: Amish Film, House, and Farmland Experience

2. Lancaster: Amish Film, House, and Farmland Experience

Start your experience with a guided Amish farmland bus tour. Discover the rural way of life of the Amish people. Learn about their farming techniques, without the use of modern technology. Watch a special screening of the movie "Jacob's Choice" in the Amish Experience Theater. Enjoy an interactive 4D experience, which charts a young boy's struggle in choosing the Amish church, or leaving behind family and community for the allure of the modern world.  Finish up the itinerary with the guided walking tour through the Amish Country Homestead. Learn about the local schools and education system, as well as the many Amish traditions.

From New York City: Philadelphia and Amish Country Day Trip

3. From New York City: Philadelphia and Amish Country Day Trip

Enjoy a unique day in historic Philadelphia and Lancaster County, home to Pennsylvania’s Amish community. You’ll travel from New York through New Jersey on your way to Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love. On your guided tour of Philadelphia you’ll see Elfert Alley, which is the oldest inhabited street in America. You’ll visit the Liberty Bell and Constitution Hall, and have the opportunity to run up the famous Rocky Steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Following your sightseeing in Philadelphia, the tour heads to Lancaster County, home to Pennsylvania’s Amish community. Explore the Amish market and enjoy some country cooking at lunch. After lunch at the Amish market you’ll go on an authentic Amish buggy ride through farm country and learn how the Amish live without the benefit of modern technology. Imagine no electricity, no running water, no telephones, and no appliances!

Lancaster: Sunset Picnic on an Amish Farm

4. Lancaster: Sunset Picnic on an Amish Farm

Enjoy a serene evening with nature on this scenic tour and sunset picnic on an Amish farm in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Before the picnic, take a map and explore the 15-acre farm and visit the animals. Ride along with a guide to the farm where you’ll enjoy food, fun, and conversation as the sun sets. Meet at the farm and explore the 15 acres to work up an appetite. See the farm animals and try out the scooters. Visit the covered bridge and school. Next, get picked up by your driver-guide at the front of our farmhouse. Jump aboard a mini-bus and enjoy a drive through the scenic backroads. Keep your cameras ready as you pass Amish homes, farms, and schools. Arrive at the Amish house for a lovely picnic dinner in the backyard and great conversation with new friends. Have a meal with all the fixings (grilled chicken, barbeque potatoes, coleslaw, assortment of salads, dinner rolls and butter, lemonade, and water). Enjoy the miles of countryside in every direction and beautiful flower and vegetable gardens surrounding your table. Afterward, enjoy a craft activity lead by the Amish children. The Amish are known to be skilled craftspeople and this family is no exception. Take home your beautiful masterpiece to remember your experience. Grab some homemade pie and ice cream and take a seat. Enjoy a conversation with others who love to sit around and chat. Learn about the farmhouse originally built in 1803 and the Amish family that lives there. After your belly is full and you’ve had great conversations, get back on the mini-bus and make your way back to the 15-acre farm where you started.

Lancaster: Amish Experience Visit-in-Person Tour of 3 Farms

5. Lancaster: Amish Experience Visit-in-Person Tour of 3 Farms

Take a 3-hour authentic exploration into the world and lives of real Amish people. Your driver and guide will pick you up at the Amish Experience Theater building and take you in groups of no more than 14 to 3 authentic, real Amish farms not normally open to the public. At the farms, you’ll have the unique opportunity to ask questions directly of the Amish community members. Your Amish hosts are very open and welcoming to visitors from all around the world, and eager to share their lives with you. Over 30 Amish households are involved in this tour, so each day is a different set of stops. Nothing is scripted; have a free-wheeling discussion that varies between many different topics. As well, you’ll see how their farms operate and watch a crafting demonstration in a functioning workshop.

Lancaster County: Tour and Meal with an Amish Family

6. Lancaster County: Tour and Meal with an Amish Family

Explore Lancaster County with a local guide. Discover the history and cultural traditions of the Amish community.  Share a meal with a local Amish family in their own home. Enjoy a truly memorable experience that will be the highlight of any trip to Lancaster County.

Lancaster: Downtown & Amish Country Authentic Lancaster Tour

7. Lancaster: Downtown & Amish Country Authentic Lancaster Tour

This is the most comprehensive tour of Lancaster County, incorporating the charm and spirit of downtown Lancaster with its beautiful and scenic countryside. In the beginning of the tour you'll take a delightful stroll through the beautiful streets and byways of downtown Lancaster.  Discover the modern city of today steeped in the history and traditions of over 250 years of America’s colorful and exciting past. Visit the oldest settlement in Lancaster County, followed by a trip to one of 29 remaining covered bridges.  Experience an Amish creamery where you’ll get to choose from more than a dozen homemade ice cream varieties. Next, stop at a scenic lookout point for pictures before wrapping up the tour with a visit to an Amish farm where you can see a variety of handmade goods and crafts.

Lancaster: Downtown History and Craft Beer Walk

8. Lancaster: Downtown History and Craft Beer Walk

Explore historic and charming downtown Lancaster on your visit to Lancaster County. The tour kicks off at the hub of Lancaster — the colonial square — and highlights the concentration of historical sites spanning 3 centuries, all within just a couple of blocks.  The nation’s oldest, continuously operating farmers market and theater, the birthplace of the Conestoga wagon, homes of some of Lancaster’s most famous citizens, colonial churches, and much more will be brought to life through stories, characters, art, and architecture. Learn the outsize role this small city played in the birth and growth of America as you stroll through charming streets and alleys and begin to understand the building blocks that lead to the present day. After the old city history walk, whet your whistle at some of Lancaster’s finest craft beer establishments with a couple of beer tastings. Learn how much of the city's colorful past is tied to beer. From 19th-century German influence to amazing tales of prohibition ingenuity, the delicious beer flowing through the taps comes from the present day but reaches back across the last 200 years.

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What people are saying about Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Very informative. Learned a great deal about Amish and Lancaster. Tour guides were very informative and knowledgable. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming.

The tour guide we had was were informative and helpful. He described the houses of the Amish people/community very well with his knowledge of their history.

The Van tour was very interesting and informative and our guide spoke from experience since he was Mennonite.

Tickets were easy to purchase and was able to make changes very easily.

Great tour with good information shared through out it!