Amish Heritage And Village News

Want to learn more about Amish traditions, culture, and heritage? Want to see how The Amish Village changes over the seasons? We pack our blog with helpful articles all about the Amish culture and some news about The Amish Village.

Educational Tours that Make Learning Fun for the Whole Family

The family fun doesn’t have to stop just because school is back in session. With many students learning in hybrid or remote formats, educational daytrips are gaining traction as parents look for new ways to keep kids engaged and entertained while navigating our new educational and social model. Adding an educational…
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Baby Goats at The Amish Village

Springtime brings new life in Amish Country. You can see it across the county as Amish farmers prepare their fields for new crops. Amish boys and girls might start shedding their shoes and walking around barefoot as the weather warms. Mud sales start up, giving people a chance to bid…
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An Authentic Look at Canning in the Amish Community

One of the staples in the Plain Community is preserving food into the winter months when the garden is no longer producing and the harvest has long since been collected. For generations, Amish families have prepared for the winter and spring seasons by canning, a method by which they seal…
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The Amish Village is More Than a Farm and House

  At The Amish Village, we offer more than just a tour of an Amish home and farm. Our experience gives you an inside view of the Amish community – sharing customs, culture, and how this conservative community adapts to the more modern world around it.  Your visit starts with a…
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Life on the Amish Family Farm

Traditions make up a huge part of Amish life and culture, and when it comes to the family farm this aspect of their life is no different. Currently, only a third of Amish families in Lancaster County actually live on a farm.  Because land is a limited resource and their…
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Amish Country Summer Harvest

It’s finally summertime in Lancaster County. The grass is green, crops are growing, and the atmosphere is fragrant with all the unique smells of the countryside. The fields are filled with beautiful flowers, yummy fruits, and delicious vegetables that are ready to be harvested. Among the vast amount of vegetation…
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Animals at Amish Village

Spring is finally here in Amish Country and we aren't the only ones excited for the warmer weather, our barnyard friends are too! Our barn is home to many rescued farm animals including pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, miniature horses, and more. Here at The Amish Village, we make sure our animals…
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Amish Wedding Customs

  Amish traditions have been practiced for decades and are held dearly by the community. When it comes to wedding customs, this is no different. In this blog, we explore the unique practices and offer insight into what takes place during this very special time in young Amish lives. Pre-wedding Announcement: Typically, Amish…
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Amish Homes and Modern Technology

No matter if you’re Amish or English, home is where the heart is. It is a reflection of who we are. In the Amish community, homes are sacred spaces. They are where children are born, raised, and brought up in the Christian faith. Church services are held at each house…
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Amish Wedding Traditions and Dating Customs

The importance of family is part of what makes the Amish community such a tight-knit group and choosing a spouse to build a family with is a crucial and joyous element of that. Dating customs and wedding traditions among the Amish vary from community to community. While you can’t assume…
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