Old Windmill Farm – Experience an Amish Dairy Farm Tour

Old Windmill Farm

262 Paradise Lane
Ronks, PA 17572

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Come Experience Life on an Amish Farm

Old Windmill Farm - milking a cowA wonderful hands-on Lancaster County experience awaits you as you visit and tour this working dairy farm operated by an Amish family.

On this tour you’ll make new friends with the farm residents. Look at all the new  experiences you’ll have:

  • Milk a cow
  • Bottle feed baby calves
  • Feed little pot-bellied pigs and watch them perform as they slide down the slide
  • Help gather eggs and feed the chickens
  • Feed the pygmy goats and the miniature bull
  • Hold the miniature hens
  • Meet the mules
  • Learn about their working windmill

Old Windmill Farm - feeding pigsThen tour the cow barn and learn how cows are milked and how their milk is refrigerated on the farm.

You’ll also get to walk through the old barn that dates back to the late 1700’s.

All ages will enjoy this wonderful farm experience.

 Tour Their Large Gardens

Next, your tour will take you through their gardens where you will find a wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, including:

  • Old Windmill Farm gardensConcord grapes
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Watermelons
  • Potatoes
  • Green beans
  • Zucchinis
  • Broccoli
  • Kale
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Red beets
  • Sunflowers
  • Old Windmill Farm garden tourA variety of herbs
  • And a flower garden

You may even be able to help harvest and taste some fresh produce in season.

Learn about Amish Life from the Amish Themselves

While taking this fascinating farm tour you’ll learn about farm life from an Amishman and his family. Jesse will be happy to share experiences and answer questions about their Amish lifestyle, culture, and heritage.

Groups are Welcome

Old Windmill Farm - farm tourThis is a unique experience for groups. And you can talk to Jesse and Anna about holding group events in their barn or in the tobacco shed.

Hours of Operation

Check our operating schedule for our current days and hours of operation.

And you call ahead to inquire about making reservations for a sunset hayride after hours. (Reservations are required.)

What a Wonderful Experience!

This one-hour farm tour will be a memorable experience for all ages.

Visit the Old Windmill Farm, on the same lane as the Lil’ Country Store and Miniature Horse Farm, just off Paradise Lane north of Strasburg, PA.

Fall Farm Experiences at Old Windmill Farm

Come out to Old Windmill Farm for an Amish farmhouse experience in the farm kitchen, baking homemade bread, and churning butter from our own cream. Of course, taste and devour it all afterward!  Join us from September 6th through October 31st for our seasonal Farmhouse Experience.


We hope to see you soon!


Old Windmill Farm

262 Paradise Lane
Ronks, PA 17572

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