Bird-in-Hand, PA in the Heart of the Amish Country

Welcome to the Quaint Village of Bird-in-Hand

Things To Do in Bird-in-Hand  ·  Bird-in-Hand Restaurants  ·  Shopping in Bird-in-Hand  ·  Bird-in-Hand Lodging

Welcome to Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, in the heart of the Amish Country. This quaint little crossroads village of shops is located along Route 340 (the Old Philadelphia Pike) approximately seven miles east of Lancaster City and four miles west of the village of Intercourse, Pennsylvania.

A Village Named Bird-in-Hand

Bird-in-Hand sign

Bird-in-Hand probably received its name from the sign on an 18th century inn.  In the 1700’s many travelers and residents in this area spoke different languages. Early inns often took their names from an image they could paint on their sign that would be recognizable in any language, such as a blue ball, a white horse, or a hand holding a bird.  Later, the communities that grew around these inns often took on the name of their local inn, such as the villages of Blue Ball, White Horse, and Bird-in-Hand. Amish buggy in Bird-in-Hand

Bird-in-Hand is surrounded by Amish farmlands. You’ll frequently see the Amish ride through town in their buggies or on scooters. And you’ll encounter them at local shops and at the Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market.

For visitors to Lancaster County, Bird-in-Hand offers a drastic contrast to the suburban sprawl and congested highways back home. Bird-in-Hand  is one Lancaster County village you won’t want to miss.

Enjoy Your Visit to Bird-in-Hand!

Below are many of the businesses you’ll find in Bird-in-Hand, Smoketown, and the surrounding countryside.

Some of the Bird-in-Hand Points of Interest:

Plain & Fancy Farm Restaurant, Since 1959

3121 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt. 340), one mile east of Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505

Located just one mile east of Bird-in-Hand on Rt 340, an AAA Scenic Byway, at Plain & Fancy Farm, the only place you can find it all, including Amish Experience Theater, Tours, Homestead, Buggy Rides, gardens, award winning Restaurant and AmishView Inn & Suites. Click for coupon.  Visit website

AmishView Inn & Suites

Plain & Fancy Farm, 3125 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt 340), Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505, 866-735-1600

Location. Location. Location…just one mile east of Bird-in-Hand on Rt 340, an AAA Scenic Byway. Outstanding, complimentary breakfast buffet and countless special amenities. Indoor pool, spa, fitness center, whirlpools & fireplaces make AmishView perfect for an intimate getaway or family vacation. Non-smoking facility. Value packages. Get the whole story at

Bird-in-Hand Family Inn, Restaurant, Stage, & More

Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt. 340), Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505, 800-347-5457

The Smucker family extends a warm welcome with an array of lodging, dining and entertainment options. Our complimentary bus tours of Amish Country, stage shows and special events offer unique experiences. From our meticulously kept rooms to the farm-to-table goodness on our menus, we make your visit special. Visit website

Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market

2710 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt. 340), Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505, 717-393-9674

30 standholders offer delicious selections of fresh-from-the-farm fruits and vegetables, meats and cheeses, jams and jellies, health foods, fresh baked goods, candy, homemade fudge, homemade Good 'N Plenty ice cream, canned goods, quilts and handcrafts, and more. Plus, glassware, books, clothing outlets, and locally-made furniture. A delightful country shopping experience! Visit website.

Good ‘N Plenty Restaurant – Family Style, Menu Dining, & To Go

150 Eastbrook Rd. (Route 896), Ronks (Lancaster County), PA 17572, 717-394-7111

Experience an authentic PA Dutch meal at Good 'N Plenty. We offer family style dining, menu dining, and a to go program. Visit our lower level, award-winning bakery and shop the well-stocked gift shops.  Visit website

Leaman’s Country Lodging

155 Glenbrook Road, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505, 717-656-6612

Experience the heritage of Lancaster County on our 200-year old family farm. Enjoy Amish farmlands, learn first-hand about area history, and take in nearby Sight & Sound, Dutch Wonderland, outlets, and the attractions in Bird-in-Hand and Intercourse. 3-Diamond, super rates, kitchen, piano, gorgeous sunsets, romantic walks. And a relaxing get-away!  Visit website

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Other Bird-in-Hand Points of Interest:

Things To Do in Bird-in-Hand  ·  Bird-in-Hand Restaurants  ·  Bird-in-Hand Shopping  ·  Bird-in-Hand Lodging

Thanks for Visiting Bird-in-Hand!

Bird-in-Hand is about halfway between Lancaster City and the quaint town of Intercourse, PA, which you also might enjoy. There are also many attractions, restaurants, and things to do along Route 30 East (the Lincoln Highway), which is just south of town.       You can add your business to this listing,  Check out our Advertising page to learn more.


  1. brenda wooters says:

    We love the amish bus trips keep in touch we love lancaster

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