1719 Museum & Hans Herr House 

1719 Hans Herr House Museum - Lancaster, Pa

1719 Museum Hans Herr House 

1849 Hans Herr Drive
Willow Street, PA 17584

Tour a 300-Year Old Homestead 

The 1719 Herr House is the oldest surviving homestead in Lancaster County. It is also the oldest original Mennonite meeting house still standing in the Western Hemisphere. 

At the 1719 Museum you’ll explore three historic farmhouses, barns, a blacksmith shop, a smokehouse, and an outdoor bake oven. 

The 1719 Museum collects, preserves, and interprets artifacts relating to the history, life, and faith of Lancaster County’s first European settlers. The museum tells a complete story of early Pennsylvania life. 

Guided tours are available April – October. Check hours, admission rates, and directions.


Lancaster Longhouse 

For thousands of years, south-central Pennsylvania was home to a variety of Indigenous tribes, including the Shenks Ferry, Conoy, Lenape, Mohawk, Nanticoke, Seneca, Shawnee, and Susquehannock peoples. Many people today are unaware of the rich history of the state’s Native peoples. 

Experience a full-scale replica of a Native longhouse, and learn about local Indigenous histories and cultures.


Historic Trades Workshops 

Enhance your knowledge of 18th-century trades and skills by taking one of our specialized workshops


Venue Rental and Field Trips 

Host your wedding, family reunion, employee party, or anniversary bash in one of central Pennsylvania’s most picturesque settings. For more information call the museum at 717.464.4438. 

Register your class for a hands-on field trip that incorporates the history and daily life of early Mennonite immigrants and Indigenous peoples in Lancaster County. 


The 1719 Museum hosts many other events throughout the season.



1719 Museum Hans Herr House 

1849 Hans Herr Drive
Willow Street, PA 17584