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Amish Experience Visit-In-Person Tour

From US$61.95
Amish Experience Visit-In-Person Tour
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Many visitors to Lancaster seek out meaningful personal contact with the Amish community. Imagine visiting three Amish properties where our longstanding relationships allow you to become their guests during your stay. This exclusive tour is limited to 14 guests, and provides the rare opportunity to meet and talk to various Amish where they live and work. The three stops: Visit an Amish farm at milking time, go behind-the-scenes with an Amish craftsman, and then sit and chat with an Amish family right in their home.
What to Expect
Stop 1: Amish Farm

When we arrive at the farm, we enter the barn to learn about the milking process firsthand. You may be surprised to learn that the Amish do not milk cows by hand. You will also discover how milk is kept cold in the bulk tank with “Amish electricity.” Other aspects of farm life may also be included.

Stop 2: Amish “Cottage Industry”

With the price and scarcity of farmland, many Amish have started their own small enterprises, making everything from gazebos and furniture to farm equipment and quilts. These “home businesses” have become the subject of books and articles emphasizing the balance these entrepreneurs achieve between work and family. Our visit may be to a harness or carriage maker, basket weaver, greenhouse, leather or wood worker, among others. An actual demonstration is normally a part of this fascinating stop.

Stop 3: Amish Home Visit

To conclude our evening, we travel scenic backroads to a distant farm in the countryside. As we step inside the house, we find that friendly conversation awaits as we sit, chat, and visit the way the Amish do, talking informally without TVs, IPhones or computers. It comes as no surprise that strangers soon become friends.

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Reviewed 3 days ago
Fabulous VIP Amish Experience

This is definitely the tour to take to interact and learn about the Amish! We were able to really talk with them in an unhurried manner. Our tour guide Joe was a wealth of information. I especially enjoyed going into their homes and just sitting...More

Thank debbie h
PlainTalkAmish, Artistic Director at The Amish Experience, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear debbie h, Thanks for your nice review. We think the VIP tour is unique and brings a whole new perspective to the Amish. Come see us again.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Interesting tour

The three Amish families was actually three Amish people. I was hoping for a little more in depth narrative from the guide. Although he talked a lot about the Amish rules, he never mentioned the Ordnung.I had to ask about Rumspringa. He also never mentioned...More

Thank Jan_Peg986
PlainTalkAmish, Artistic Director at The Amish Experience, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Jan_Peg986, We are glad you enjoyed your tour. I'm sorry to hear that certain subjects like Rumspringa were not mentioned. However, the Ordnung is not something we bring up often. And bundling is a process that has pretty much disappeared from the Amish way...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Interesting and educational

The VIP Tour was great. We really experienced how the Amish live. Our guide Joe was very well informed and told us a lot. We visited three places: farm, wood worker and family at home. We could ask all questions we wanted and felt very...More

Thank Ellen B
PlainTalkAmish, Artistic Director at The Amish Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ellen B, Thank you for visiting us and thank you for taking the VIP tour! So glad you enjoyed it. And we will tell Joe and Jim how much you liked their tours. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Fantastic experience

We booked the VIP Amish Experience for a Saturday activity. Our guide Harriett did a great job answering questions from the group and pointing out interesting facts along the way, Including differences between Amish and Mennonites. We stopped first at an Amish furniture maker, then...More

Thank Iluvlabbies
PlainTalkAmish, Artistic Director at The Amish Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear iluvlabbies, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your VIP tour. It is surely one of the best tours you can take to learn about the Amish. We'll let Harriet know how happy you were! Hope...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amish family visit

Jay tour guide was brilliant, witty and knowledgable. Visited soap maker, family and farm for milking time. Family visit with Elma and Suzzie was the most interesting and informative

Thank PhilDouglas55
PlainTalkAmish, Artistic Director at The Amish Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear PhilDouglas55, Thank you for your kind review!! Glad Jay did such a great job for you. And we certainly hope we see you and yours again!

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9 July 2018|
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Response from lindakobs123 | Reviewed this property |
She would need to be able to climb into a small bus/van. There were three stops that we madde and needed to get in and out. Also the house we visited had some steps to enter. There wasn't a lot of walking, but like the... More
19 June 2018|
Response from brantberry | Reviewed this property |
It seemed like about 2.5 hours if I remember.
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