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

Welcome to the Quaint Village Named “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 quiet little crossroads village of shops is located along Route 340 (Old Philadelphia Pike) approximately 7 miles east of Lancaster City and 4 miles west of the village of Intercourse, Pennsylvania. It’s only 1.5 miles north of Route 30 East.




How Did Bird-in-Hand, PA Get Its Name?

Bird-in-Hand signBird-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

Enjoy Your Visit to Bird-in-Hand!

Bird-in-Hand is surrounded by rolling Amish farmlands. You’ll frequently see the Amish ride through town in their buggies or on scooters. You’ll also encounter them in local shops, at the Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market, and occasionally at the Bird-in-Hand Restaurant & Smorgasbord. There’s several places in town where you can take a ride on a horse and buggy!

Bird-in-Hand Things To Do Bird-in-Hand Dining Bird-in-Hand Shopping Bird-in-Hand Lodging

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!

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

Some Points of Interest in Bird-in-Hand, PA:

Aaron & Jessica’s Buggy Rides

3121 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt. 340), (Between Bird-in-Hand & Intercourse), Ronks, PA 17572, 717-768-8828

Learn more about the Amish and have fun while you do - take an Amish buggy ride! Ride through real working non-commercial Amish farms.  4-mile tour with Amish guides. Longer rides available. Group and bus tours welcome. Located just east of Bird-in-Hand along Route 340.  Visit website

Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market

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

Whether spending the day or just a few hours, be sure to make the farmers market part of your visit to Bird-in-Hand.  We are centrally located and you will shop in comfort in our indoor, air-conditioned farmers market.  Our friendly vendors offer a wide variety of food, snacks and crafts.   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

Smokehouse BBQ and Brews at Plain & Fancy Farm

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

Authentic BBQ, house-made sauces, sides, salads, hand-crafted brews & spirits. Menu also includes Traditional Lancaster County Favorites including Amish country's original Build Your Own Feast.  Buggy Rides, Theater, Homestead, Tours & Shopping on-premise.  7 days.  Call Ahead Seating & Walk-ins welcome.  Visit website

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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 directory... 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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