February 22, 2019
Pennsylvania is a fabulous state to visit, especially if you want to relax and unwind in the countryside! Drive through jaw-dropping backdrops and explore the heart of Amish Country! History buffs will love to learn more about the local culture and history with the Amish experience in Lancaster, PA! Travel back in time as you tour the farmlands, taste traditional Amish specialties, hop on a buggy ride, and more. Read on to learn about this incredible experience and plan your stay today. Don’t forget to download a copy of our free Vacation Guide for our favorite recommendations for local restaurants, events, shops, museums, outdoor adventures, and more!
The Farmland Tour is one of the most iconic attractions of the Amish Experience. It has been running for more than 50 years and takes visitors to different locations around the Amish community, from backroads and a farmhouse to an actual Amish home. Board the 14-passenger mini-shuttle and get ready for an unforgettable adventure back in time. Marvel at some of the most beautiful views and learn about the land that still sustains hard-working Amish families to this day. Pass by some roadside stands, bake shops, or quilt shops, where you can purchase Amish goods. The 90-minute bus tour also comes with a free Amish cookbook!
The Farmland Tour might be the most popular tours of the Amish Experience, but it’s not the only one you can enjoy! Browse through their packages and pick the one you prefer. If you purchase the Theater and Homestead passes along with your Farmlands Tour, you will receive a voucher for a free on-site buggy ride as well!
The Plain and Fancy Farm dining room is a great part of the Amish Experience in Lancaster, PA. After your tour, come enjoy authentic Pennsylvania Dutch cooking from farm to table. The a-la-carte lunch and dinner menus feature starters such as sweet corn fritters, iced raisin bread, and a basket o’ wings. We recommend the platters, which come with rolls and apple butter. You can also choose from Plain & Fancy’s own made-from-scratch golden fried chicken, a traditional chicken pot pie, baked ham loaf, or Grammy Lapp’s meatloaf. Make sure you save some room for dessert! Their pie, apple dumplings, rice pudding, and chocolate cream layer cake are some of the best in the area!
The Amish House and School consists of the Fisher Family Homestead and a 1-room schoolhouse. It has been a popular landmark for over 50 years! Experience the history of these buildings through the characters of Daniel and Lizzie Fischer, who are featured in the Amish Experience Theater “Jacob’s Choice.” This film will teach you about what it means to be Amish and what exactly ties the community together. You will also learn about Amish traditions and practices like choosing to wear plain clothing and living without electricity!
What can top such a fantastic day at the Amish Experience in Lancaster? A stay at the Historic Smithton Inn, of course! Our charming inn is the best B&B in Ephrata, and you’ll understand why as soon as you step through the door. Here, you’ll have the relaxing stay you’ve been dreaming of and unwind from your everyday stress!
Browse our collection of guest rooms with fireplaces today to pick your perfect home away from home! Warm up by the fireplace and snuggle up on the couch with a cup of hot cocoa in hand. You can even watch the snow fall as you soak in a hot bath! Then, when you wake up in the morning, join us downstairs for a delicious homemade breakfast. It’s so good that you may never want to leave!
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