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Amish Experience Visit-In-Person Tour provided by The Amish Experience

Amish Experience Visit-In-Person Tour

Amish Experience Visit-In-Person Tour
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97% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Bag the rare opportunity to meet an Amish community
Duration:
3h
Group size:
14
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Group size:
    14
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Gain deeper insight into the Amish community during an immersive tour that takes you to the heart of a working Amish farm. A small group limited to 14 ensures you receive personalized attention and have ample time to ask questions, while one-to-one time with members of the community provides an intimate way to learn about local traditions.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Visit a farm, craftsman's workshop, and a local home
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 14
  • A guide plans logistics so that you don't have to
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Visit a farm, craftsman's workshop, and a local home
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 14
  • A guide plans logistics so that you don't have to
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 61054P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Transportation between locations
  • Entry/Admission - Bird in Hand
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Amish Experience, 3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird in Hand, PA 17505, USA Look for our mini bus right in front of the Amish Experience Theater.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation by 14-passenger bus is provided between locations of the tour
  • No children under the age of 6 allowed on this tour
  • Please dress respectfully
  • We ask that no photographs be taken of our Amish hosts
  • Please check in at the theater box office, east parking lot, at least 15 minutes before your tour
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travellers can participate
  • No pets allowed.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Transportation between locations
  • Entry/Admission - Bird in Hand
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Amish Experience, 3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird in Hand, PA 17505, USA Look for our mini bus right in front of the Amish Experience Theater.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation by 14-passenger bus is provided between locations of the tour
  • No children under the age of 6 allowed on this tour
  • Please dress respectfully
  • We ask that no photographs be taken of our Amish hosts
  • Please check in at the theater box office, east parking lot, at least 15 minutes before your tour
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travellers can participate
  • No pets allowed.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
339 reviews
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Very good
25
Average
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Scott A
Boston, MA2 contributions
May 2022
During our tour, we met with a dairy farmer (while his sons milked the cows), a leather harness maker, and chatted with a family of six. Each visit lasted an hour, and we really had a chance to gain some understanding of how these folks work, live, and think. They were generally curious about "the English" as well, and asked quite a few questions to better understand us. There was nothing staged about our interactions, our hosts were all very genuine, thoughtful, engaged. I could not recommend this tour more highly, if you are interested in communicating with a few locals. I regret that we did not read a little more about the Amish history and culture in advance; this might have added even more to the experience.
Written 9 May 2022
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WayneC
1 contribution
Jun 2021
If you have time for only one activity while enjoying the Amish culture, make it the "Farmlands Tour" with the Amish Experience. DeAnna, our farmlands tour guide, was a delight. She was informative, professional, patient, knowledgeable, and well-worth our time and money (although you will find the cost very budget friendly). As retired teachers, my wife and I are very appreciative of a well-versed and well-spoken professional. DeAnna did not disappoint. She reflected a genuine love and respect for the Amish. She willingly listened, answered questions, and imparted many uncommon facts about this PA Dutch Community. We always spend a few vacations days per year in this area, and are looking forward to bringing family and friends with us to enjoy the Amish Experience as well.
Written 15 June 2021
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Storyteller591255
Thanks so much for giving us a "good grade!" Sorry, couldn't resist a teacher-pun.
Written 18 June 2021
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Michela S
2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
We bought tickets for VIP amish experience thinking that would have been something touristic . Instead it has been a great surprise. You can really be part of amish life for 3 hours. Our guide Joe was amazing to tell us informations about amish life and he answered to all our questions. I highly recommend this experience especially for the last hour that you can spend in the house with an amish talking and asking about amish culture, life and religion.
Written 17 April 2022
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Storyteller591255
Thank you very much for joining us on the VIP Tour. It really is a great experience!
Written 19 April 2022
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SusanMikeTampa
Tampa, FL234 contributions
May 2021
I would definitely recommend this tour to anybody that wants a unique, up close and personal experience with the Amish. Joe was our tour guide and driver and he was very informative (and funny). We first visited a merchant who builds carriages and were able to ask him questions and learn about his business. Next we sat with an Amish couple in their home and were able to learn about their family and way of life in an open dialogue. Our last stop was to an Amish farm where we learned about the cow milking process and farm operation. Keep in mind that you should not take pictures of the Amish themselves, but we were allowed take pictures of the merchant’s business and the farm. If in doubt, ask them first. This was a fantastic experience.
Written 16 June 2021
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Storyteller591255
Thanks so much for the kind review. Understanding the photo etiquette takes practice, but you mastered it.
Written 18 June 2021
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Barry S
4 contributions
Jun 2021
Over the years, despite living overseas, we have visited the Amish Country countless times. It is one of our favorite places. But never have we had the experience we had on the Amish Experience VIP tour in which we met with three Amish families, on the farm, on a business and at home. It was a unique and enlightening experience and one that provided a perspective and understanding we have never had before. Our tour guide, Jay, was also fantastic. He was knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating and added a significant additional layer to the already excellent experience. We highly recommend taking this tour for anyone interested in gaining a personal and authentic experience in Lancaster's Amish Country.
Written 14 June 2021
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Storyteller591255
Thanks so much for the kind review. We look forward to welcoming more oversees visitors as borders begin to open up again!
Written 18 June 2021
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Carrie H
2 contributions
Jun 2021
I loved being able to talk in-person with Amish families. We learned so much that we would have never been able to learn without talking directly to these families. Hearing from a 15 year old boy about his experience milking cows was inspiring. The last family that we went to their house, it wasn't like a tour but more like a visit with family friends. We didn't want to leave. Beth did a great job answering our 100 questions and working with us as we took a lot of young children with us.
Written 8 June 2021
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Storyteller591255
Thanks so much for the kind review. We really are proud of this tour.
Written 11 June 2021
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Marsha L
Washington, District of Columbia, United States2 contributions
Apr 2022
This tour was my favorite part of visiting Lancaster because we actually got to visit and talk with Amish people. When you go to Amish Village, Amish Farm, Amish Theatre, etc., you are learning about the people from the "English,", but it all feels rather touristy and not so authentic. On this tour, we got to visit and hear from Amish people themselves on how they run their farms, cottage industries, and so forth. My favorite part was the final stop, the home visit. I didn't want it to end, other than the fact that I needed to go to the bathroom. That is my only caution--there are no bathroom breaks for the 3+ hours. We were warned ahead of time, but our visit ran long (which I was happy about), and I was anxious to return for that reason only. Also, if stairs or standing is difficult for you, this may not be the right trip. In the second workshop, we went upstairs, and we stood at all places listening until the last stop. At the last stop, we got to sit and chat in an Amish home with an Amish family. This was the BEST part of the tour and I want to do it again for that part alone. Kent, our tour guide, was the other best part of this tour. He is good friends with many of the Amish people in this community and you could tell he loved and respected them. It was great to learn about them from his loving point of view.
I wanted to get his number so I could ask him where to find the authentic Amish shops and stands to visit, since it's hard to find those online. He drew a map for my mom to visit an authentic quilt shop the next day, but unfortunately, it was closed for Good Friday. We didn't think about that in planning our trip, so keep that holiday in mind if you travel in April. I recommend this tour and can't wait to go do it again on my next visit! One more thing...I recommend this for adults. I'm not sure children would appreciate and value it the same way.
Written 18 April 2022
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Storyteller591255
Great insights and recommendations on a trip to Lancaster County. We're so glad you were able to make it for the VIP Tour.
Written 19 April 2022
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diane
1 contribution
Jun 2021
This tour is fantastic! Prior to discovering the Amish Experience In-Person Tour, I had hoped to be able to meet with Amish people directly to learn more about their life. Then, lo and behold, I saw an add for this in our hotel guidebook. My wish to get up close and personal with the Amish was answered and yours will be, too, if you take this tour!

Our tour guide, Kent, was great and shared a lot of helpful information about the Amish. Our trip included a visit to an Amish dairy farm and a cabinetmaker. The third stop—and my absolute favorite—was visiting with an Amish couple and their four children. We sat in their kitchen for about an hour and were able to ask them questions and discuss their life and beliefs. They were so warm, open and welcoming. It was an absolutely wonderful experience!

If you want to learn more about the Amish in a real and authentic way, take this tour. It's memorable!
Written 28 June 2021
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Storyteller591255
So glad you found our information at the hotel. Doing the VIP tour, people usually stay overnight, so it was good you had your place already booked.
Written 29 June 2021
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mordy321
Brooklyn, NY4 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Beth was our tour guide. She was both knowledgeable of and friendly with the local Amish community. We learned so much about their simplicity, lifestyle, and values on this tour. Beth was truly able to connect us with the inner daily life of the Amish people.
Written 18 August 2021
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Storyteller591255
Thanks for the great review. The Visit-in-Person Tour is truly a special experience.
Written 19 August 2021
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ajminton
1 contribution
Jul 2021
We wanted to be able to talk to the local Amish and learn more about their culture and this was the perfect tour for this. Joe was our tour guide and he did an awesome job! He was very knowledgeable about the Amish and answered all the questions we had. During our tour we had a really heavy down pour of rain where the roads were flooding and Joe did an excellent job of navigating the drive through this. We highly recommend this tour!
Written 17 July 2021
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Storyteller591255
Thanks so much for leaving a great review. I'm glad the rain didn't adversely affect the tour!
Written 20 July 2021
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Absolutely Amazing !!
The gentleman name Glenn who was our guide is absolutely knowledgeable and explained everything in details includin
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Just ok
Just ok. It was a Sunday so the area was very quiet and it felt a bit like the bus driver was chasing the Amish
Brian L
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Great Experience
We saw the movie and took a tour of the school/home. Movie was a nice, quick and informative tale and the acting w
yuntzuc2022
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A must try
I really enjoyed this tour. The tour guide Jeff is very knowledgeable and informative. I had 0 knowledge of the Ami
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Amish Experience
Our guide was very knowledgeable!! He pointed out so many interesting things on the bus tour and in the farmhouse t
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Thanks Joe
We went on the bus tour and Joe our driver made us feel that we were the only two people on the bus. He was very in
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Amish Experience SuperSaver Package
The SuperSaver Package helped connect dots and get a better understanding of the Amish. Our driver, Bruce, did a gr
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Enlightening
We wholly recommend The Amish Experience. It was a great experience ranging from viewing a short film and a little
Beth F
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Jacobs story
Really enjoyed learning about the Amish way of life. The story of Jacob was so very interesting. I would recommend
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Fun and educational
Staff was very friendly. Our tour guide, Bruce, took us around the area and we stopped at a local farm. He was ve
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A father-and-daughter day in Amish County
I brought my 85-year-old Dad, who lives at Willow Valley in memory care, along for a beautiful day together in the
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Excellent time in Lancaster County!
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and our excellent tour guide who provided us with so much information that we feel
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Great family experience
The drive around the Amish community(ies). Our driver was knowledgeable and funny. Our girls (10 and014) enjoyed i
Robin A
Robin A
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Wonderful tour
We are so happy we decided to take this tour, we learned so much and it was worth it. Both guides were very knowle
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Our visit
I loved the fact we got to visit the Amish farm and pick up gifts though a bit more time there would have been nice
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