Lancaster Dutch Co.
Welcome to Lancaster County, the Pennsylvania Dutch Country that is popularly known as the oldest Amish settlement in the U.S, as well as the 2nd largest Amish settlement in the world. This historic yet still functioning farm and faith spot is a living testament to the Amish, Mennonite, Brethren, and ‘Plain People’ who live here, as well as their history and culture. Your group can fall back into the days of horse and buggies, no electricity, and no telephones, as the Amish choose to still live this way today. Worldliness is avoided, as to keep closer connections to God.
Though this faith is hundreds of years old, there haven’t been many changes from the main focus of family, farm, and faith from its first days. Your group will be able to experience this up close and personal with any homestead tours or exhibits, bus or scooter tours of the countryside, or tours of the most productive farmlands in the area. Take a buggy ride to immerse yourself into the lifestyle and culture a bit more as you hear tales of faith and Amish ethics. You will see several one-room schoolhouses and wooden covered bridges along the way as you enter and exit the county, the ride just 40 minutes southeast from Hershey.
Note that if you have extra time there are also several kid-friendly fun attractions in the area, such as Bounce Krazee and Sky Zone, as well as even theaters and eateries galore.
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