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Hans Herr House Museum

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Don't miss the Long House

This site combines two seemingly different dwellings that would have existed contemporaneously... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Exceeded my expectations!

Wanted to see this place as I learned this was part of my genealogy and it exceeded my... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
Terry G
Austin, Texas
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1849 Hans Herr Dr, Willow Street, PA 17584-9536
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site combines two seemingly different dwellings that would have existed contemporaneously -- Hans Herr's quirky, medieval-design farmstead and a recreated Susquehannock communal long house. Both are fascinating to experience, and the intelligent and patient curator brings each building alive. We spent about 2.5 hours...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2018

Wanted to see this place as I learned this was part of my genealogy and it exceeded my expectations. The tour guide knew a lot of the history and it was great hearing how they came here and set up their homestead! The drive out...More

Thank Terry G
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Beautiful and Amazing. This house is an example of historical preservation and conservation at its finest. The home is beyond words gorgeous and so much original structure intact. Our guide knew the history of the home, owners, and people whom which the builders belonged too....More

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

We decided to stop by this place on a Friday morning. That day there were multiple field trips scheduled to be there and we were warned by the staff that it would be crowded with elementary age children but that was ok with us and...More

Thank GTPicker
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

It's a quaint place too visit, and the tour is quite informational. Afterwards you are able to walk around the grounds and explore.

Thank Shrinette
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I highly recommend a tour of the Hans Herr House due to its rather unusual architecture. Besides being a fairly early (1719) colonial home, its claim to fame is that it preserves a German architectural style seldom found in the U.S. The tour was very...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

The wife of the couple we were traveling with is a Herr and wanted us to visit this historic site. She remembers the house as a child so it was special her to share her childhood moments at this PA historic site. The displays and...More

Thank BigDMI
Reviewed 14 June 2017

A little out of the way but worth it. Abby did our tour and she was a wealth of knowledge. The long house was particularly interesting. Wish we had more time to spend in the other out buildings that were not on the tour as...More

Thank Baefer
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Ben and Mrs Too wrapped up this most recent visit to the Lancaster area with a very pleasant drive to a secluded hamlet called Willow Street and the Hans Herr House Museum. The site presently consists of two autonomous attractions. First, obviously is the Herr...More

1  Thank Ben_Theretoo406
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great time going through the house however I was unable to go to the longhouse as it was too much walking my sister-in-law said it was amazing

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28 June 2018|
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Response from RueMU |
Depends on what you want to see. The Hans Herr House tour is between 45 min to an hour and same for the Longhouse tour. They also have a few buildings you can self guide tour through with many old artifacts like farm... More
Bette E
22 August 2016|
Response from JohnBCowgill | Reviewed this property |
Hello Bette. I plan to see Samson myself. To answer your question, accessing the Hans Herr House with a walker may be difficult, but it is doable. Everything is in its original setting with... More