Anyone curious about the history, heritage, and daily life of America’s Amish will be fascinated by the community at the Amish Farm and House in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This 200-year-old house—one of the nation’s oldest Amish attractions—hosts house and farm tours, cultural demonstrations, and interactive classes.
The Amish Farm and House showcases the culture of Lancaster’s Amish communities. Families with young children can buy a farm-only pass to explore the 15-acre (6-hectare) farm and one-room schoolhouse, or watch demonstrations by resident artisans. Visitors may also opt for a guided tour of the house and farm, or a bus tour of the surrounding countryside. Hungry guests have the option to enjoy a Pennsylvania Dutch-style dinner or an Amish family barbecue (Saturdays).
Things to Know Before You Go
- The Amish Farm and House is a must-see for families traveling with kids and those curious about Amish culture.
- Wear comfortable shoes and remember to bring sun protection.
- Leashed pets are allowed on all house, bus, and farm tours.
- Bus tours are air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
The Amish Farm and House in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is situated about three hours from New York City, and 2.5 hours from Washington DC. The park offers pickup and drop-off from Lancaster-area hotels as well as from the Lancaster Amtrak Station.
When to Get There
The Amish Farm and House are open daily throughout the year, and each season brings new and different experiences and events to enjoy at the farm. Check the event calendar before booking your visit to schedule activities that interest you.
Fall Farm Days
Each Columbus Day weekend, the Amish Farm and House celebrates Fall Farm Days: three days of seasonal fall fun. Visitors with a tour booked during the festival will also enjoy activities such as scavenger hunts, buggy and hay rides, navigating a corn maze, a visit to the pumpkin patch, and apple cider tasting.