Lancaster County, PA
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Lancaster: Amish Film, House, and Farmland Experience

1. Lancaster: Amish Film, House, and Farmland Experience

Start your experience with a guided Amish farmland bus tour. Discover the rural way of life of the Amish people. Learn about their farming techniques, without the use of modern technology. Watch a special screening of the movie "Jacob's Choice" in the Amish Experience Theater. Enjoy an interactive 4D experience, which charts a young boy's struggle in choosing the Amish church, or leaving behind family and community for the allure of the modern world.  Finish up the itinerary with the guided walking tour through the Amish Country Homestead. Learn about the local schools and education system, as well as the many Amish traditions.

Philly & Amish Country Day Trip from NYC

2. Philly & Amish Country Day Trip from NYC

Enjoy a unique day in historic Philadelphia and Lancaster County, home to Pennsylvania’s Amish community. You’ll travel from New York through New Jersey on your way to Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love. On your guided tour of Philadelphia you’ll see Elfert Alley, which is the oldest inhabited street in America. You’ll visit the Liberty Bell and Constitution Hall, and have the opportunity to run up the famous Rocky Steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Following your sightseeing in Philadelphia, the tour heads to Lancaster County, home to Pennsylvania’s Amish community. Explore the Amish market and enjoy some country cooking at lunch. After lunch at the Amish market you’ll go on an authentic Amish buggy ride through farm country and learn how the Amish live without the benefit of modern technology. Imagine no electricity, no running water, no telephones, and no appliances!

Private Lancaster County Amish Tour from Philadelphia

3. Private Lancaster County Amish Tour from Philadelphia

Only an hour outside of Philadelphia lies the beautiful landscape of Lancaster County, home to many Amish and Mennonite families, and a popular tourist destination. Join this unique private tour of the beautiful country and discover the fascinating customs of the people who call it their home. Learn about the Amish and find out why they eschew electricity, opting instead for horse-pulled buggies instead, simple farm machinery, and austere, uniform-like clothing. Take a trip back in time as you drive past the long ropes from which hand-washed laundry hangs. Visit a traditional local bakery and take a buggy ride of your desired length. Afterwards, tour a museum set up as the Amish have lived for over two centuries, and stop for lunch at one of the great family-style restaurants in the area.

Lancaster: Sunset Picnic on an Amish Farm

4. Lancaster: Sunset Picnic on an Amish Farm

Enjoy a serene evening with nature on this scenic tour and sunset picnic on an Amish farm in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Before the picnic, take a map and explore the 15-acre farm and visit the animals. Ride along with a guide to the farm where you’ll enjoy food, fun, and conversation as the sun sets. Meet at the farm and explore the 15 acres to work up an appetite. See the farm animals and try out the scooters. Visit the covered bridge and school. Next, get picked up by your driver-guide at the front of our farmhouse. Jump aboard a mini-bus and enjoy a drive through the scenic backroads. Keep your cameras ready as you pass Amish homes, farms, and schools. Arrive at the Amish house for a lovely picnic dinner in the backyard and great conversation with new friends. Have a meal with all the fixings (grilled chicken, barbeque potatoes, coleslaw, assortment of salads, dinner rolls and butter, lemonade, and water). Enjoy the miles of countryside in every direction and beautiful flower and vegetable gardens surrounding your table. Afterward, enjoy a craft activity lead by the Amish children. The Amish are known to be skilled craftspeople and this family is no exception. Take home your beautiful masterpiece to remember your experience. Grab some homemade pie and ice cream and take a seat. Enjoy a conversation with others who love to sit around and chat. Learn about the farmhouse originally built in 1803 and the Amish family that lives there. After your belly is full and you’ve had great conversations, get back on the mini-bus and make your way back to the 15-acre farm where you started.

New York City: Philadelphia and Amish Village Tour

5. New York City: Philadelphia and Amish Village Tour

When one thinks of Philadelphia the first thing that comes to mind is the liberty bell. Originally housed in the independence hall, it now has its own building: the Liberty Bell Center. The center is filled with plenty of history about the Liberty Bell, and there is also of course the bell itself. Learn about Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution was debated and signed. Betsy Ross house is a small house with a big history, with Betsy Ross being credited with stitching the first American flag. City Hall will be next, which is the beautiful centerpiece of the city. Anchoring the long expanse of Broad Street, it offers an almost castle-like atmosphere with its intricate arches and stairways. You will then be able to run the "Rocky Steps", with the perfect photo and video opportunity waiting for you at the top of these iconic stairs. Philadelphia loves Rocky, and this is a truly iconic place with countless tourists lining up to grab a photo and doing their best Balboa impressions running up the steps. After visiting the most iconic places in Philadelphia you will head out to Lancaster County and the Amish community. There you will be taken back in time by their way of life, which includes no modern technology, electricity, or cell phones. You can experience an original Amish buggy ride to visit the local Amish farms, and will also enter an Amish home. Leaving the Amish in the afternoon, you will head back to New York City.

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What people are saying about Lancaster County, PA

Our tour was awesome! Our guide Adam was very knowledgeable and nice. Prompt pick up and let us take as much time as we wanted at each stop. Helpful with restaurant recommendations and well as places to go and see. The vehicle was new and very clean. Would use them again. Highly recommended this group!

We enjoyed the activities provided by the Amish experience. The tour, film and house were very informative. I would recommend this for adults and older children. I thing young ones would lose interest.

Owen took us on a tour of Lancaster county and it couldn’t have been better!! He was receptive to our needs and informative about the area, the Amish, their life and foods! Highly recommend it!!

The very nice guide. What we did not like is that we saw few Amish, in passing, they were not at the farm they took us to and we only saw the ones we found on the way, on the road, a shame.

Love this tour was very historical and the Amish part was also very interesting and beautiful. Thank you