Amish Visit-in-Person Tour receives Heritage Tour designation
The Amish Experience
Tour, Experience, Heritage
Imagine visiting three Amish properties where our longstanding relationships allow you to become their guests during your stay. This tour is limited to 14 people to provide maximum personal contact as we visit the Amish on the farm, at work, and at home.
Stop 1: Amish Farm at Milking Time
When we arrive at the farm, we enter the barn to observe the actual milking process. You may be surprised to learn that the Amish do not milk cows by hand. You will also discover how milk is kept cold in the bulk tank with "Amish electricity."
Stop 2: Amish "Cottage Industry”
With the price and scarcity of farmland, many Amish have started their own small enterprises, making everything from gazebos and furniture to farm equipment and quilts. Our visit may be to a carriage maker, goat cheese artisan, a canning kitchen, or a wooden toy maker, among others.
Stop 3: Visit with an Amish Family
To conclude our evening, we travel scenic backroads to a distant farm in the countryside. As we step inside the house, we find that friendly conversation awaits as we sit, chat, and visit the way the Amish do, talking informally without TVs, IPhones or computers. It comes as no surprise that strangers soon become friends.
The County of Lancaster has designated this as the only Heritage Tour for visitors, a unique opportunity to meet and talk with the Amish face-to-face, where they live and work.