From the middle of Pennsylvania’s farmland, it is still possible to experience Amish daily life at the farm and house found in Lancaster. The house there is more than 200 years old, and is one of the country’s oldest Amish attractions that remains committed to authenticity. Artisans preserve local traditions and hold demonstrations each year, creating crafts on site from April to October. Visitors can tour the 15 acre farm (dating back to 1805,) Amish schoolhouse, and the scenic surrounding countryside for a taste of real Amish life as it exists both past and present.
The Old Order Amish lifestyle is a unique piece of American heritage that has preserved its traditions while adapting to modern life. A hallmark of Amish culture is the resistance to the use of electricity. Buggies, homesteads, barns, covered bridges, and expansive farmland are a few parts of Amish life that can still be seen in Lancaster. It is an immersive experience in simple countryside life — a peaceful escape from the fast pace of today’s urban lifestyle.
The Amish Farm and House in Lancaster, Pennsylvania is located about 3 horus from New York and 2.5 hours from Washington D.C. General admission is $9.50 for adults and $6.50 for children, and advance reservations are recommended. Free parking is available on site.