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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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Learn to live the Amish way of life

I recommend this to anyone who is curious about the Amish or who is a history buff. Just be sure to go on a day other than Sunday to get the whole experience. Be sure to get the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Albany, NY
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Albany, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I recommend this to anyone who is curious about the Amish or who is a history buff. Just be sure to go on a day other than Sunday to get the whole experience. Be sure to get the Super Saver, which includes a 90 minute guided tour through the Amish country, while Art the driver narrates and explains the Amish... More 

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

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to write a review! Glad to hear that you had a great experience with us and enjoyed your tour with Art. We hope to see you the next time you're in Lancaster! More 

United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was really well organised, interesting, informative, and value for money. Thoroughly enjoyed learning about the Amish way of life and being driven around their community. This was our sole reason for visiting Lancaster and it did not disappoint. Our guide was really friendly and informative. He has built a long lasting personal relationship with many Amish families and... More 

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

Thank you for visiting, and for taking the time to write a review! Glad to hear that you learned a lot about the Amish, and enjoyed your guide. Thanks for the recommendation, and we hope to see you again if you are ever in the area! More 

Southampton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only did the Amish Classroom /House tour and a quick buggy ride. The tour was absolutely fascinating, very educational and well worth doing. We did a short buggy ride and I can’t remember the driver’s name, but he was very open about the Amish way of life and answered all our questions. We also drove through a farm where... More 

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

Thank you very much for visiting and for your review! Very glad to hear that you found your visit so fascinating and informative. Also happy that you enjoyed your stay at Amish View Inn & Suites next door...it certainly is a very convenient and nice place to stay! Thank you again for visiting! We hope to see you again the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Visiting here is like stepping back in time. Seeing the Amish traveling in horse drawn buggies is fun to see. There are many one lane covered bridges in the area. They are well kept and nice to explore the surroundings. The big farms are beautiful. There are small shops that sell area crafts and quilts. The restaurants have traditional Amish... More 

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

Thank you for visiting! We hope to see you next year. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Just before starting your tour, ask for Bill E. Great guy that will give a tremendous amount of knowledge, very funny and friendly person.

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

Dear Nawaf, Thank you for visiting us, and for your recommendation of Bill E.! Have a Happy New Year! More 

Barryville New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We visited Amish country before but never in December in the middle of the week. A lot of the shop, craft, etc were closed or opened late and closed early. I imagine it is different on Saturday. We did notice that most places are closed on Sunday. Would recommend visiting this area in the spring or summer. Unless you visit... More 

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

Thank you for your comments! Spring and summer are definitely a great time to visit. If you are here in December and looking for something to do in the evening, you should check out our Christmas Victorian Magic Lantern Show right here at Plain & Fancy Farm. It runs at select times. We hope to see you next season! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Lancaster area is an amazing place to go- lots to do especially if you like simple country life ( I do).

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

Dear Elaine, Thank you for visiting! More 

Hogwarts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Tried to visit but found that in winter the tours are only on the weekends, so check before you go. We did visit the Plain and Fancy gift shop and found they had a very varied selection of local goods. Will return in the summer

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

Dear Jose, We're sorry we missed you. Thank you for the reminder for guests to double-check our operating hours during the off season. Our website has the hours listed for those who need to check. We hope we'll see soon! More 

Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I had the luck to go on a day in November right after Thansgiving and my daughter and I were so pleased with the tour. We did the whole experience and it was worth every red cent. We went through the Amish house and learned about their daily lives and clothe color meanings . So authentic and special. I had... More 

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

Dear Julia, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review! So glad that you found our Homestead & Schoolroom tour authentic and enjoyable! While we work directly with Amish people on our Visit-In-Person Tour, non of our tour guides are actually Amish themselves. But it's very encouraging to hear the guide was so knowledgeable! Thank you... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We took the ride through and around the Farm estate on a bright and crisp afternoon. It was good to slow down the pace and learn of some of the features of life in the Amish Community.

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

Glad to hear you enjoyed your buggy ride with our friends next door! More 

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