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Landis Valley Museum

2451 Kissel Hill Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601-4809
+1 717-569-0401
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Great outdoor and live museum

Go when they have actors in-character, that's when it's the most fun. You also get demonstrations... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
TheFoodCritique
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Leola, Pennsylvania
Very interesting and well informed staff

We stopped in for something to do one morning of our trip. This place is a real treasure! Very well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
codyi819
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Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania
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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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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"several buildings"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Go when they have actors in-character, that's when it's the most fun. You also get demonstrations of how people in the past do things. A very good outdoor museum where you visit various types of shops and have some good country feel too.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for something to do one morning of our trip. This place is a real treasure! Very well maintained and like walking back into time! You learn a lot about the past and some interesting facts about the German Heritage of the Amish!...More

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Cynthia K, Public Relations Manager at Landis Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

From our store manager...Thank you for your review, I am glad you enjoyed the Museum. I apologize for your experience and I’m sorry you felt uncomfortable. The discussion should have been conducted in another location, this was an unusual circumstance. Please give the Museum Store...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. It is designed as a small rural town whose buildings cover about 150 years, which is unusual for this type of museum. There are several buildings that are directed by people in period clothing, and there...More

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Cynthia K, Public Relations Manager at Landis Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review!

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Just took a group to this attraction as part of a weekend meeting in the area. Our highlight was a "backstage" tour of their new Collections Building. Very interesting and well worth the time. The Curator, Bruce Bomberger, led the tour and provided a very...More

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Cynthia K, Public Relations Manager at Landis Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so glad that your group enjoyed their tour of the museum and our collections facilities.

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

We were new to Amish country, and since TA listed the Landis Museum so highly, we checked it out. Good idea! On a weekday, we had the entire place pretty much to ourselves. We wandered through for the site for maybe an hour before the...More

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Cynthia K, Public Relations Manager at Landis Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting Landis Valley Museum!

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Great place to learn about the Pennsylvania dutch-german heritage. Small museum with some old nice antiques (including 1900s baseball cards!!) which I think are amazing. The tour guides do a very good job answering questions in a short/optional tour available to some of the main...More

Thank Jose R
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Cynthia K, Public Relations Manager at Landis Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to Landis Valley Museum!

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

This living museum is great for kids and also has live animals. Great for a quick and unexpected stop!

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

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

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Reviewed 26 December 2017

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

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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
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I don't think dogs are allowed, I'm sorry.
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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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