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“The bus tour is a must do.”
Review of The Amish Village

The Amish Village
Ranked #3 of 13 things to do in Strasburg
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Owner description: The Amish Village is an authentic look at today's Amish lifestyle. Located on 12 scenic acres, The Amish Village lets visitors experience an authentic Amish property, including a one-room schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, smokehouse market and more. To begin an understanding of the Pennsylvania Dutch culture, The Amish Village provides a 25-minute guided farmhouse tour. A 90-minute back roads bus tour is also offered to take you off the beaten path, past working farms and along country roads where buggies roll along and farmers work their fields.
Reviewed 18 November 2013 via mobile

Toured the grounds and took the bus tour. The bus tour exceeded our expectations! The tour guide was knowledgeable, happy, and friendly. Nothing felt rushed. Stopped at an Amish home with a barn to tour and little shop. So happy we did this on our first day as it set the tone for a great stay in Lancaster county.

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Reviewed 18 November 2013

We stopped here as I figured it would give us a good view into the Amish lifestyle. We booked the bus and house tour, and recommend both.

The bus tour covered about 18 miles of driving and lasted about an hour and a half. Our driver was Dan. He was extremely knowledgeable, and made frequent stops along the tour to point out items of interest and explain the Amish lifestyle. We saw the harvesting of crops with the horse drawn equipment, one room schoolhouses (Amish children can ride scooters but not bikes), passed by many dairy farms (the Amish use diesel engines to generate air pressure which they use to run appliances, as well as generating electricity charging batteries for buggy lights and for cooling dairy products). He pointed out their homes and explained the additions made to homes for the elders, and that the family farms are worked by the youngest son when the parents can no longer farm. We also made stops at 2 Amish farm stands, one selling delicious baked goods, and the other having a larger selection of handcrafted items from soap to woodworking. The people running the stands were very friendly and each had a young boy around 5 helping them. The bus tour was the highlight of our trip to Lancaster.

After the bus tour we went on the house tour, which is an old Amish house set up as they would traditionally live. Our tour guide was former Amish, and very willing to answer any questions.

The village was examples of Amish life, different types of buggies set up in the grassy area, a one room schoolhouse and a blacksmith shop. They also had your typical gift shops where you could purchase local products.

1  Thank NJBLUES
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

This village was not a living village like the one I visited in Ohio years ago. It was small, and touristy. Not worth the long drive and time spent on getting there.

3  Thank arangemas
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

The Amish Village offers a tour of an Amish Farmhouse as well as a separate bus tour. We only did the house tour, but the tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Not expensive & we found a $1 off coupon on their website, so we got a discount on our house tour tickets. Wandered around the "village" and looked at the buildings afterwards. If you don't have much time, this is a good way to spend an hour or so.

Thank Pam M
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

Quite interesting visit of an Amish house and farm. The house is as it was, the guide explained very well their way of life.

1  Thank DelightedLeicester
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