With the Amish being a private group of people, living heritage attractions like the Amish Village and Amish Farm & House offer guests the chance to learn about this lifestyle through their farms. Both places have created guided and self-guided tours that teach visitors about the Amish as they explore the farmhouses, one-room schoolhouses, and barns.
Everyone shows up for the spring “Amish Mud Sales.” While visiting, stop by and say hi to the farm animals or take a ride on a tradition Amish scooter. You’ll come away with new knowledge and appreciation of this culture.
Travel like the Amish do with a horse & buggy ride through the countryside.
Places like A is for Amish, Aaron & Jessica’s and AAA Buggy Rides offer short rides that take you through the countryside with an Amish or Mennonite driver at the reigns or longer rides that allow you to get off the buggy and tour an Amish farm. When you stop, you may get a chance to chat with the family who calls the farm home, purchase tasty treats like cookies, whoopie pies, and homemade root beer, and learn about farming without the help of electricity. Along the way, drivers encourage questions, and can provide history and facts about the Amish lifestyle in Lancaster County.
The Amish Experience offers their VIP (Visit-in-Person) Tour that gives visitors an immersive Amish Experience. This 3-hour tour allows for meaningful connections and stories to be shared as you move from an Amish farm to an Amish-owned business, and finally to an Amish home for conversations with the family who lives there.
For a more personalized tour, Old Order Amish Tours offers a look into a working Amish farm for both families and groups. Their connections with an Old Order Amish farm allow them to give a deeper look into the lifestyle.
If you’re looking for an authentic farm tour, head over the Old Windmill Farm, where the family has graciously opened their farm for a look into the Amish lifestyle. During the one-hour guided tour, participate in the daily chores like milking the cows, feeding a calf, gathering eggs, and more while you learn and ask questions along the way.