A Day in the Amish Country
Sightseeing and Attractions: (Duration: 9 hours)
A 2-hour drive from Philadelphia is Lancaster County, where America’s oldest Amish settlement – the Pennsylvania Amish – still live a centuries-old “plain” lifestyle. With your private guide, learn about how the Pennsylvania Amish work, worship, and live.
Step back in time with a visit to the largest “living history” village in the country dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting the history and material culture of the Pennsylvania German rural community from 1740 to 1940. Its richly layered story is the history of an early Pennsylvania German settlement, an unusual farm family, and the ongoing creations and exploration of a wonderfully diverse collection of artifacts. After your visit of the village, stop for lunch on your own and try some local favorites such as chicken pot pies, apple dumplings or shoofly pies (lunch not included). At the end of the day, you will also have the opportunity to spend some time shopping for homemade Pennsylvania Dutch baked goods or local crafted goods.
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