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Landis Valley Museum

2451 Kissel Hill Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601-4809
+1 717-569-0401
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Great to come back here again

Good history of the area and culture. First went as a teen-ager 45 years ago. Still well-kept and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Linthicum Heights, Maryland
Excellent Outdoor Museum & Interpreters

We visited today for the second time today since we brought our young son here years ago. It was a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Swedesboro, New Jersey
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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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  • Average9%
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2451 Kissel Hill Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601-4809
+1 717-569-0401
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 12 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 4 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
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

I thought I'd be more bored but actually had a very nice time. They've recreated what might have been a couple of blocks back at the turn of the 19th century with either real or reconstructed buildings. But it's the collections of real everyday paraphernalia...More

Thank Daphne G
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We had a bus load of clients and had a very nice time with our visit. The experience included local craftsmen sharing their story, favorite was the gun smith. Learned quite a bit about the German immigrants, and the day by day living experience of...More

1  Thank Ed W
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We visited on a week day. It was after school started so there were not any school groups around. There were not many demos and several of the buildings were not open. The buildings that were open had a lot of antiques on display. The...More

1  Thank gwensullivan
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I decided when I retire I will volunteer here. I find it a transport to a relaxing time...well worth a visit.

1  Thank Lancastriann
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Bette E
15 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.
Bette E
22 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
Bette E
22 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.