Visit Lancaster, PA – Welcome to Amish Country!

Pennsylvania Dutch Country Welcome Center

Wilkum (Welcome) to Lancaster County & the Pennsylvania Dutch Country

This is an area that tourists and visitors have grown to love. When you visit Lancaster County, you’ll discover Amish communities where life moves at a slower pace and centers around time-honored traditions and values. You’ll find Pennsylvania Dutch countryside dotted with one-room schoolhouses and wooden covered bridges, modern farm machinery being pulled by mule teams, homemade clothing, brightly-colored handmade quilts gently blowing in the breeze, and small furniture stores selling handcrafted Amish-made furniture.

In Amish country, you’ll hear the sounds of farm animals and the clip-clop of horse hooves echoing down quiet country roads.

Amid the relaxing atmosphere and peaceful scenery, you’ll find a unique blend of attractions and entertainment, food, shopping, and lodging that help to make Lancaster County one of America’s favorite vacation destinations for all ages (see things for families to do). More than 8 million people visit Lancaster County each year (per the “Power of Lancaster County Tourism” 2016 report). Many begin by searching “Visit Lancaster PA” on Google and discovering all the area has to offer on their first visit. Then, they return here year after year because they find the Amish and Lancaster County experience so special.

Lancaster’s Convenient Location

Our proximity to many of the mid-Atlantic population centers make this a convenient weekend getaway. We’re roughly an hour and a half from Philadelphia and Baltimore, two hours from Washington, D.C., and just three hours from New York City.

Your Online Visitors Guide to Lancaster County, PA

Hot Air Balloon with AmishLooking for fun things to see and do? You’ll find it when you visit Lancaster County, from the thriving city life in historic downtown Lancaster to the charming small towns scattered throughout the countryside.

With an abundance of attractions and fun things to see and do for all ages, combined with the unique culture and lifestyle of our Amish neighbors, Lancaster really does offer its visitors a break from the routine of daily life.

Whether you’re planning an extended vacation, a weekend getaway, a day trip, or just something to do with the kids, we can help you find what you’re looking for. Plus, we can help you save money in the process with Lancaster coupons and our list of free things to do.

Plan a Memorable Visit to Lancaster

Come and visit Amish country to discover all that makes Lancaster such a fascinating place. Make yourself at home in Lancaster County, even if only for a few days. You’ll enjoy the memories!

If you’re familiar with Lancaster and the Pennsylvania Dutch, just dive in anywhere. We have tried to make this website easy to navigate. But if you’re not sure where to begin, start with our Things To Do in Lancaster page. Here, we’ll give you a brief overview of things you might enjoy. Then you can jump in deeper wherever you like.

Here’s a resource to help you enjoy your Lancaster County visit –

  • Order a Free Map and Visitors Guide. Call 1-800-PA-DUTCH to order your copy of the tourism guide, and it will be mailed to you.

Wilkum to Lancaster County’s Amish Country!

Smucker’s Quilts

117 N. Groffdale Road, New Holland, PA 17557, 717-656-8730

Rachel Smucker invites you to see the beautiful display of quilts in her new quilt shop on her Amish farm. See over 100 quality, colorful quilts hand crafted by local Amish and Mennonite women. Quilts, wall hangings, pillows, dolls and more are available at competitive prices. Buses welcome. Closed Sundays. Visit website


  1. We visited Lancaster this month and are looking for a visit this fall. Beautiful part of our country and great people

  2. Good article. I certainly love this site. Keep writing!

  3. Hi,
    I would like to visit the Amish reservation, but I do not know where to start.
    Can you please advise? Thanks for all the info on the website; very helpful stuff.

    • Hi Layla –
      The Amish do not live on a reservation. They live on farms or in homes throughout much of Lancaster County, often with non-Amish neighbors. The best place to start would be by visiting the local PA Dutch Country Conv. & Visitors Bureau (which serves all points of interest throughout Lancaster County) or the Mennonite Information Center (which focuses primarily on the local Amish and Mennonites and also offers area tours of Amish communities). Find visitors center information here. Or, you could tour a local attraction such as the Amish Farm and House or the Amish Village where tours can help introduce you to the Amish lifestyle, or take an Amish buggy ride where drivers will also introduce you to the Amish culture (see Amish Attractions). Enjoy!

      • Dear Gordy,
        Thank you very much for the clarification and information you provided. I appreciate your response, and I hope I will enjoy the visit!

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