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The Amish Experience

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Address: 3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird in Hand, PA 17505-9630
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+1 717-768-8400
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
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Amish Country Tours is the oldest operating tour company in Amish Country,...

Amish Country Tours is the oldest operating tour company in Amish Country, and the only operator with certified guides. Far from the commercial clutter of Route 30, the Amish Experience at Plain & Fancy Farm sits on Route 340 between Bird-in-Hand and Intercourse, a non-commercial AAA designated Scenic Cultural Byway, surrounded by Amish farms.

Our exclusive Amish Visit-in-Person Tour is the only opportunity of its kind to allow for close interaction with the Amish at work, at milking time, and in the home, and the only tour designated by the County of Lancaster as an official Heritage Tour. It is limited to 14 guests on our mini-shuttles.

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Really interesting tour

We booked the super saver package which gave us a bus tour, a theatre show and a look round an Amish house and school room. Our guides, Harriet and Daniel, were really... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Nicola H
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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Franklin County, PA
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51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The 4D movie is a good introduction to Amish culture. We followed it up with a house tour that is far too detailed for those with kids. The school room tour was great, informative but went on too long as well. It's 90 minutes though they advertise 60 mins, far too long for kids.

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PlainTalkAmish, Assistant Sales Manager at The Amish Experience, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and for bringing to our attention the lengthiness of the Homestead & Schoolroom Tour. While we do have a 90-minute Farmlands Tour out in the countryside, the Homestead Tour should only be 40-45 minutes. We will be reminding our staff to be mindful of the time. More 

West Sussex, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked the super saver package which gave us a bus tour, a theatre show and a look round an Amish house and school room. Our guides, Harriet and Daniel, were really knowledgeable and gave us some really interesting information about the Amish way of life. We stopped at a farm as part of the bus tour and had the... More 

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PlainTalkAmish, Assistant Sales Manager at The Amish Experience, responded to this review

Dear Nicola, Thank you for visiting and taking the time to write a review! Glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with Harriet and Daniel. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in Lancaster. More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

First, the hotel was AMAZING! Staff was really knowledgeable and friendly. Breakfast was to die for. Eggs to order, local food, everything you could want. The room was beyond anything we were expecting. We had a Grand King, overlooking loads of farms. The VIP Tour was SO informative. And FUN! Our guide, Art, brought us to the Miller's to see... More 

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PlainTalkAmish, Assistant Sales Manager at The Amish Experience, responded to this review

Dear Christine, Thank you so much for your great review! Glad to hear that you enjoyed the hotel and the VIP Tour and came away with such a positive experience. Thanks again for visiting, and we hope to see you the next time you are in Lancaster. More 

Las Vegas, NV
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This review is for the VIP Tour only. I did not do the other activities sold by the Amish Experience, which seems to be a non-Amish company selling Amish tours. I was not really interested in films or tours of a mock schoolhouse, but the VIP (Visit In Person) tour seemed quite interesting, so I laid down the money for... More 

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PlainTalkAmish, Assistant Sales Manager at The Amish Experience, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your detailed review! Very glad to hear that you enjoyed the Visit-In-Person Tour, and the interaction with the Amish families. And thanks for mentioning things that people might be wondering about, like picture taking etiquette and warning people about the traffic. We tell people to definitely plan to arrive at least 15-20 minutes before the... More 

Larchmont, New York
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13 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took visit-in-person (VIP) tour and combo (bus tour + theater experience + house and school) in the space of 2 days. Can be done in 1 day (taking combo in the morning and early afternoon and VIP in the evening), but you really need to be there by 10am. VIP tour was fun - we visited farm, woodwork and... More 

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PlainTalkAmish, Assistant Sales Manager at The Amish Experience, responded to this review

Dear Ivan, Thanks for visiting us for both the SuperSaver and VIP Tours! Very glad that you could come "along for the ride," and that it was a positive experience for you. More 

Houston, Texas
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75 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I strongly recommend the VIP tour (which in this case means "visit in person", not what you thought). A little bit pricey if you are taking your whole family with you but worth every dollar without doubt. The most valuable part? The live Q&A experience. Ask a ton of questions - and receive sincere answers. Be prepared to abandon some... More 

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PlainTalkAmish, Assistant Sales Manager at The Amish Experience, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the VIP Tour, and for the review! Glad to hear that you enjoyed the Q&A and got so much out of it. Hope to see you again the next time you're in the area! More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great tour. WE hd done another tour during the day a few years ago and it was great as well. This tour started at 5:00pm. We brought our 16 year old daughter and friend and they both loved it. It is nice to plan something in the evening because there is not much to do at night.... More 

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PlainTalkAmish, Assistant Sales Manager at The Amish Experience, responded to this review

Dear Hailey, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and for joining us on the VIP Tour! Glad to hear it was such a positive experience. We hope to see you again the next time you are in Lancaster. More 

Chester, Vermont
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110 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

First we watched Jacobs Choice, a movie in the round about an Amish teenager who is trying to decide to join the church or leave for elsewhere. About an hour in length with some neat affects. Toured the mock school and home which was informative. Learned a few new things but really would have enjoyed talking with an Amish person.

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PlainTalkAmish, Assistant Sales Manager at The Amish Experience, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Next time you visit, maybe you'd like to consider our Amish Visit-In-Person Tour, where we take you to meet members of the Amish community. Based on your feedback, I think you would have really enjoyed this. Thanks again for visiting, we hope to see you again the next time you're... More 

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57 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour guides were very informative about the Amish but you don't actually meet any Amish - we did the SuperSaver tour which includes the Farmlands Tour, House and 1 room schoolhouse and the Jocobs choice movie. The farmlands tour is just a bus tour that you take around the area looking at houses/ farms. There really isn't much to... More 

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PlainTalkAmish, Assistant Sales Manager at The Amish Experience, responded to this review

Dear Katherine, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, although I’m sorry to hear you were disappointed in your experience. I think our Amish Visit-In-Person Tour would have been better suited to what you were looking for. On the VIP Tour, we actually take you to meet members of the Amish community - an Amish farm at... More 

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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did 3 activities Farmland Tour - Driver gave a great history of the Amish, we were taken around and saw various Amish homes from the bus.....we stopped outside of an Amish Cemetery and were given information. We stopped at a home store where we could purchase various items.....my kids all purchased quillows and they were less expensive then other... More 

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PlainTalkAmish, Assistant Sales Manager at The Amish Experience, responded to this review

Dear Marlo, Thank you very much for visiting and for your detailed review. Glad to hear you had a good experience with us! More 

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