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Landis Valley Museum, Lancaster

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The Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum is a 100-acre living history museum located on the site of a former rural crossroads village in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Founded by brothers Henry K. Landis and George Landis in 1925 and incorporated in 1941, it is now operated by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Its staff and volunteers collect, conserve, exhibit, and interpret Pennsylvania German material, culture, history and heritage from 1740 through 1940.

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Landis Valley Museum reviews

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  • May 2022 What a wonderful piece of Pennsylvania German history to soak up for a couple hours. Very well-maintained grounds and 19th century buildings to tour, and the staff is well-informed and gave....  more
    May 2022 What a wonderful piece of Pennsylvania German history to soak up for a couple hours. Very well-maintained grounds and 19th century buildings to tour, and the staff is well-informed and gave....  more »
  • This is an excellent site to learn about the history of the Pennsylvania German families and their development of the area. The docents were excellent, very knowledgeable and interesting. We stayed... 
    This is an excellent site to learn about the history of the Pennsylvania German families and their development of the area. The docents were excellent, very knowledgeable and interesting. We stayed...  more »
  • A outdoor museum with various buildings that explore the German immigrant experience. Our kids were engaged the entire time and learning by doing made the history lesson even more real/ from... 
    A outdoor museum with various buildings that explore the German immigrant experience. Our kids were engaged the entire time and learning by doing made the history lesson even more real/ from...  more »
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  • I had a lovely tour yesterday. The village has an interesting history and the docents are quite well-versed on all of the aspects of village life. The stories can get to be a bit long-winded, but I'm sure glad I learned about them. There is a bit of walking involved and some areas are sealed off but overall it was a great experience. With the tour, count on about 1.5 - 2 hours.
  • I love this Cute village & farm Museum. It was interesting coming here to learn my culture which was German. I also even learned about the Amish and the Mennonite. The farming technology during its time was fascinating to see and I will be coming back to see the people dressed up in the different buildings showing you how it was done during the time this happened. 👍
  • This place was amazing! We took the guided tour and our guide was so very informative! It was a small group so she tailored it to her audience. She made it special. Also the detail of the museum was impressive. We spent a few hours in the morning but could have been there much longer. We only scratched the surface on what it had to offer. Highly recommended!
  • Interesting recreation and compilation of original and re-located historic homes and buildings. Very similar to Ohio Village in Columbus. Between the buildings and the artifacts, you could spend an hour or a day here. We did the whole thing in just about an hour but were the only ones there (literally) and there were no interpreters or activities available. Worth a visit if you like history.
  • There is nothing I love more than strolling a well kept historic village on a quiet Wednesday afternoon. No crowds, just pretty views.

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