Lancaster, PA: Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum is located at 2451 Kissel Hill Road. This is a family-oriented child friendly environment with daily hands on activities for everyone. There is a playroom, craft activities, pottery shop, scavenger hunts and take home activity sheets. There are occasional wagon rides offered that circle the 100 acre historic grounds where you can experience all the sights and sounds of the surrounding village and farms. There is a calendar of events to check out online. Every generation will enjoy this.
(717) 569-0401 Visit Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum
Ronks, PA: The Amish Village is located at 199 Harman Bridge Road, along Route 896 just south of Route 30 Strasburg. It is located in the heart of Amish country. Take an authentic look at today’s Amish lifestyle. It is located on 12 scenic acres and allows visitor tours of the smokehouse market, blacksmith shop and a real Amish property to include a one-room schoolhouse. They have an actual Amish schoolteacher who is occasionally available to chat with guests and answer their questions about Amish education.
(717) 687-8511 Visit The Amish Village
Lititz, PA: Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery is located at 219 E. Main Street. Founded in 1861, it is the first commercial pretzel bakery in America. Get a hands on lesson in pretzel twisting, take a tour of the facility and taste the results of 150+ years of pretzel baking heritage! Located in the middle of beautiful PA Dutch Country. Groups are welcome. See the original ovens built by Julius Sturgis and learn the history of pretzel making in America.
(717) 626-4354 Visit Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
Mount Joy, PA: Eastland Alpacas is located at 2089 Risser Mill Road. This is a 30 Acre farm that provides quality animals and breedings to improve each generation of offspring. In addition to raising alpacas, they have an on-site farm store stocked with unique items made from alpaca fiber. Visitors are always welcome and they participate in a variety of community events.
(717) 653-2757 Visit Eastland Alpacas
Cornwall, PA: Cornwall Furnace is located at 94 Rexmont Road. It is a survivor of the early American iron industry, built in 1742 and closed in 1883. Visitors can explore the Gothic Revival buildings where cannons, stoves, and pig iron were cast. Furnace, blast equipment, and related buildings still stand as they did over a century ago.
(717) 272-9711 Visit Cornwall Furnace
Paradise, PA: National Christmas Center Family Attraction & Museum is located at 3427 Lincoln Highway East. They are dedicated to preserving and sharing precious mementoes and memories of Christmas past. Window shop at Woolworth’s 5&10, which is filled with vintage merchandise. Discover Christmas 1944 – The War Years and more. Antiques and collectibles stir memories of hearth and home. There are entertaining and educational exhibits, walk through TudorTowne – animated storybook village, encounter animated elves and reindeer in the Santa’s North Pole Workshop. Much to do and see!
(717) 442-7950 Visit National Christmas Center Family Attraction & Museum
Pequea, PA: Sickman’s Mill is located at 671 Sand Hill Road. This historic 19th century flour and grist roller mill was built in 1793 then rebuilt in 1862. It features a 4.5 story stone grist mill in working condition. They offer tubing on the Pequea Creek and tubing party packages. There is also a vacation home rental.
(717) 872-5951 Visit Sickman's Mill
Lancaster, PA: Amish Farm and House is located at 2395 Covered Bridge Drive. Much to do here. The house tour is in the 1805 farmhouse, which was last occupied by a real Amish family and is furnished like a modern Amish house. The guide explains Amish history, clothing, customs and culture. The farm tour is a 15 Acre farm that was part of a 1715 grant from PA’s founder, William Penn. There are walking paths where you will see a wide variety of farm animals, historic barns and an original blacksmith shop. There is a one room schoolhouse located on the property. Visit with local artisans such as a woodcarver or the resident quilter. This farm has the original 90 minute bus tour through the Amish farmlands!
(717) 394-6185 Visit Amish Farm and House