Landis Valley Museum, Lancaster
About Landis Valley Museum, Lancaster
Landis Valley Museum, Lancaster - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 2451 Kissel Hill Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601, USA
Ticket Price: 12 USD
Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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One of the prominent communities in Lancaster is the Pennsylvania Dutch settlement. The Landis Valley Museum is a living history village and farm dedicated to the first settlers of the community in rural Pennsylvania. This museum was opened in 1925 by the Landis brothers as a tribute to the community. Today, there are school groups and education institutes, farms, marriage halls and other village landmarks that form a part of the museum. Visitors can experience the 18th and 19th century farm life of Lancaster when on a visit here. Curators are constantly on the search for more and more items of the Pennsylvania Dutch history to add to the museum. Do not forget to check out the special collections on display. The museum is spread a little over hundred acres, so take your time and absorb each experience slowly.
Landis Valley Museum Information
- Contact No. 7175690401 ext. 216
- Guided tours begin at 10am. Be sure to reach beforehand.
Landis Valley Museum Ticket Prices
- Children between 3 and 11: 8 USD.
How To reach Landis Valley Museum by Public Transport
- You can hire a car to get here.
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Great place to take kids. Their tour staff is amazing, very knowledgeable and engaging. They have a great little scavenger hunt for hunger kids to keep their interest. Very interesting and educational.
I drove out for the Landis Valley Harvest Days Festival. I was expecting the usual "farm" themed gathering, instead this was one of the best things I've ever stumbled across. Wow. The history of the Landis family was interesting. They loved the area so much, they ensured the land and buildings were turned into a museum to be preserved for future generations. There were dozens of people in period dress demonstrating weaving, blacksmithing, the 2-day process to make apple butter, molasses made from apple cider, beekeeping, quilting, the tape loom, chair caning, baking, pottery, woodcarving, making sauerkraut, flax processing and dyeing, candle making, tin smithing - and my favorite: broom making. I'll never look at a straw broom the same way! It was a great way to spend a Sunday!
Very interesting stuff; however, be sure to get there when staff is at their various stations to provide their presentations. They all disappear for lunch noon til 1PM. We missed a lot by arriving at 11AM and we couldn't hang around until staff returned at 1PM. Nonetheless, we felt we got more than our money's worth.
I enjoyed the gunsmith. He was very interesting and educational. The grounds are well kept and take you back to a very interesting and inspirational time in history. We also enjoyed learning many interesting details about blacksmithing. Well done, Landis Valley!
Nice gem. We enjoyed walking around and meeting the craft people. They were very informative.
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