Amish Country Homestead & One-Room School

 

Amish Country Homestead
& One-Room School

3121 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt. 340)
Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505
717-768-8400

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Learn About the Amish at the Amish Country Homestead

The Amish Country Homestead has been a Lancaster County visitor landmark for over 50 years. It reflects a commitment to accurately portray the Old Order Amish people as they live and work in the world of today, not as they lived many years ago.

Amish Country Homestead - Bird-in-Hand, PAThis is not a museum, but instead is furnished as the real home of the Fisher family, whom you may have met in the local production of “Jacob’s Choice” at the Amish Experience Theatre.

Enjoy an educational guided tour through the nine rooms and one-room school that give visitors an inside look at Amish life. The authenticity of the Amish Country Homestead has been recognized by the County of Lancaster by designating it as a “Heritage Site”.

As you tour the Homestead, you learn about Amish traditions and practices, about their plain clothing, and how they still enjoy many modern conveniences without the use of electricity.

From the pantry stocked full of freshly canned vegetables to the family’s plain clothes, propane-powered lamps to air-compressor driven appliances, the Fisher Family Homestead truly provides insights into the complex riddles of a culture so very different than our own.

The Fisher One-Room School is filled with authentic desks and furnishings from an actual Amish school. The tradition of teaching eight grades in one room is certainly fascinating.

Tour Times

Tours of the Amish Country Homestead take approximately 45 minutes. Tours begin hourly at a quarter past the hour. (The first tour of the day is at 10:15 am, and the last tour is at 4:15 pm.)

The Homestead is open 7 days a week through November. In early December they are only open on Saturdays, but are open daily December 21-31.

They are closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Admission to the Amish Country Homestead

Purchase tickets in person at the Amish Experience Box Office, but you can view all ticket prices and available packages on their website.

Contact them ahead of time to schedule group tours of 20 or more. See their group website for group prices, policies, and options available.

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Amish Country Homestead
& One-Room School

3121 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt. 340)
Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505
717-768-8400

Visit Website

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