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Hans Herr House Museum

1849 Hans Herr Dr, Willow Street, PA 17584-9536
+1 717-464-4438
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Perfect for the History Buff

We decided to stop by this place on a Friday morning. That day there were multiple field trips... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
GTPicker
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Mifflintown, Pennsylvania
Flash back in time.

It's a quaint place too visit, and the tour is quite informational. Afterwards you are able to... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Shrinette
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1849 Hans Herr Dr, Willow Street, PA 17584-9536
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+1 717-464-4438
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to stop by this place on a Friday morning. That day there were multiple field trips scheduled to be there and we were warned by the staff that it would be crowded with elementary age children but that was ok with us and...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

It's a quaint place too visit, and the tour is quite informational. Afterwards you are able to walk around the grounds and explore.

Thank Shrinette
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

I highly recommend a tour of the Hans Herr House due to its rather unusual architecture. Besides being a fairly early (1719) colonial home, its claim to fame is that it preserves a German architectural style seldom found in the U.S. The tour was very...More

Thank Zach F
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

The wife of the couple we were traveling with is a Herr and wanted us to visit this historic site. She remembers the house as a child so it was special her to share her childhood moments at this PA historic site. The displays and...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2017

A little out of the way but worth it. Abby did our tour and she was a wealth of knowledge. The long house was particularly interesting. Wish we had more time to spend in the other out buildings that were not on the tour as...More

Thank Baefer
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Ben and Mrs Too wrapped up this most recent visit to the Lancaster area with a very pleasant drive to a secluded hamlet called Willow Street and the Hans Herr House Museum. The site presently consists of two autonomous attractions. First, obviously is the Herr...More

1  Thank Ben_Theretoo406
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great time going through the house however I was unable to go to the longhouse as it was too much walking my sister-in-law said it was amazing

Thank Bette E
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

My family and I enjoy visiting historic attractions wherever we go. This was one of the best we have been to. The gift shop is by far the best (although a snack bar would have been fun!). There are a lot of artifacts. The docent...More

1  Thank Jori M
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Reviewed 9 June 2016

This location is tucked away between a residential community and a farm. The home and out buildings are made more meaningful by the tour guide. The initial educational session is necessary to understand the significance of this particular family's immigration. Visit the Longhouse, too!

2  Thank Kimberly M
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

We are locals and had been there about nine years ago for the Snitz Fest. We decided to go again for the tours. We had a delighful tour guide named Starla. It was a private tour and it couldn't have been nicer! She explained the...More

Thank shannondiane
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Bette E
21 August 2016|
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Response from JohnBCowgill | Reviewed this property |
Hello Bette. I plan to see Samson myself. To answer your question, accessing the Hans Herr House with a walker may be difficult, but it is doable. Everything is in its original setting with... More
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