Landis Valley Museum

Landis Valley Museum

2451 Kissel Hill Road
Lancaster, PA 17601

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Rural Lancaster County in the 18th & 19th Centuries

Landis Valley Museum is a living history village and farm that preserves and interprets rural Pennsylvania German communities from 1740 -1940. Visitors can experience what village and farm life was like in Lancaster County in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Here you’ll find over 100 acres and many historic buildings that reflect and display artifacts from years gone by. You’ll get to peek inside homes to see authentic period furniture. See displays of Conestoga Wagons, buggies, farm tractors, and implements from bygone days. Visit an original schoolhouse and a general store, complete with period merchandise on its shelves.

Brothers Henry and George Landis opened the museum in 1925 and greatly expanded the collections over the years. Today, the museum is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

The Museum Store

The Weathervane Museum Store gives museum guests the opportunity to take along a piece of history. The store carries over 2,000 items including history, farming, gardening & cook books, children’s books, Fraktur & folk art paintings, wooden cabinetry & utensils, and much more. They also have an online store.

Visit Landis Valley Museum

Landis Valley Museum is open 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday, and 12:00 – 5:00 pm Sunday. You can check admission rates here.

The museum also has a number of program options available for group tours.

They also host a variety of special events throughout the year.  Here is there current calendar of events.

Landis Valley Museum is located just off the intersection of Landis Valley Road and Oregon Pike (Route 272) north of Lancaster and two miles north of U.S. Route 30. You’ll find driving directions here.

Membership and Volunteers

Landis Valley Museum offers a number of different membership opportunities. Benefits to members include free admission to the museum, special membership only events, and more.

Landis Valley also welcomes volunteers who can offer their time and talents to help out in a number of different capacities at the museum.

Landis Valley Museum for Rent?

Yup, you read that right.  The facilities at Landis Valley Museum can be rented for weddings, wedding receptions, banquets, corporate meetings, parties, picnics, and other special events. Check out their Facility Rentals page for more info.


Conestoga Wagon at Landis Valley Museum

Landis Valley Museum wagon ride

Landis Valley Museum re-enactment

Landis Valley Museum cooking demonstration


Other Lancaster County Points of Interest

Landis Valley Museum is just one of several fascinating museums and historical sites located throughout Lancaster County. This website also includes a whole directory full of fun attractions and things to do in Lancaster County.

Nearby to Landis Valley

  • Hands-on-House Children’s Museum
  • Lancaster Airport
  • Lancaster Bible College

Attractions Within 10 Miles

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Landis Valley Museum

2451 Kissel Hill Road
Lancaster, PA 17601

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