Pennsylvania August 13, 2017
These 6 Places In Pennsylvania Amish Country Are Unique And Worth Visiting
Pennsylvania’s quite often associated with Amish country, and for good reason. Second only to Ohio in the number of Amish residents, Pennsylvania is home to an estimated
55 settlements of Amish communities with a total of 70,890 people. The Amish play an important role in Pennsylvania’s heritage, economy, and every day life. Experience authentic Pennsylvania Amish country when you visit these six places.
Lancaster is perhaps best known for its Amish community. Get a glimpse inside the life of the Amish with a tour of the Amish Farm & House. Tour the home which is modeled after the Old Order Amish before learning more about the important role the farm plays in the Amish community. Make time to also visit the Willow Lane One-Room Schoolhouse, an authentic school that is decorated with schoolwork by Amish students and is illuminated by gas lights.
Sneak a peek at authentic Amish life at The Amish Village in Strasburg. Climb aboard an air conditioned bus for a close-up look at the back roads of Amish country. Before or after your bus tour, wander around The Amish Village. Visit the Amish barn, the one room schoolhouse, and examine authentic Amish tools. The attraction also features a blacksmith shop and a smokehouse market, where you can stock up on Amish jams, jellies, and other goodies.
Drive alongside horses and buggies when you arrive in Intercourse. Stroll around the quaint village that is dotted with shops. Purchase authentic Amish used clothing, furniture, dolls, quilts, and other handmade items at the Intercourse Trading Post. Browse the countless handmade Amish products at The Old Country Store. And, purchase Amish-made furniture at Peaceful Valley Furniture.
Explore Amish life on a variety of tours offered in Bird-in-Hand. Climb aboard a buggy with Aaron & Jessica's Buggy Rides. Tour Amish farmland. Or, join the popular Visit In-Person Tour, where you'll watch Amish farmers milk cows, stop by an Amish business, and visit with an Amish family in the comfort of their home. The Amish Experience Theater in Bird-in-Hand also presents a moving show called "Jacob's Choice," about Amish life.
5. New WIlmington/Volant
Slip away to the charming Amish communities of New Wilmington and Volant. Surrounded by Amish farms, the quaint villages are home to an estimated 1,500 members of the Old Order Amish community. Get an up close view of the Amish on a self-guided driving tour
or join a two-hour guided tour with Simple Life Tours.
Journey to Smicksburg - and its nearby neighbor Dayton - where you'll mingle with the Amish. Home to more than 300 Old Order Amish families, the two communities offer the opportunity to experience authentic Amish life. Drive alongside the Amish in a horse and buggy. Peruse such quaint Amish stores as Smicksburg Furniture, the Primitive Peddler, and Our Twist of Country.
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