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.

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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Education in the Amish Community

Drive on any backroad in Lancaster County long enough, and you will see one of the most iconic images in Amish Country: the one-room schoolhouse. (With over 254 Amish schools in the area, they’re hard to miss!) But what goes on inside those walls is part of what makes the…
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5 Reasons to Explore The Amish Village this Summer

School’s out, and it’s a time when parents everywhere line-up fun summer activities to entertain the kids. Lancaster County holds countless destinations for summer adventures, but in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country sprawls one of the top spots for anyone looking to combine enjoyment, exploration, and education: The Amish…
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Spring in Amish Country

There is nothing quite like spring in Amish Country. From planting season and “mud sales,” to the new life in the barnyard, spring is a great time to visit Lancaster County! At the Amish Village, we’re excited to welcome a few new babies to our barnyard. Our baby lamb joined us…
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Amish Covered Bridges

One of the unique aspects of Amish Country, in Lancaster County, are all of the charming covered bridges that cover the Pennsylvania Dutch countryside! This specific area is often called the birthplace of the covered bridge. In Pennsylvania, from 1820-1900, there were approximately 1,500 covered bridges that were built. There are…
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Property Spotlight | Smokehouse

Ever wondered where you could find tasty treats, speciality beverages, candy and homemade jams & jellies on your visit to The Amish Village? Our Smokehouse Market is your one stop shop! Today on the blog we wanted to showcase our Smokehouse Market and give you a little glimpse into our…
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Recipe | Pennsylvania Cole Slaw

The spring season, in Lancaster County, means the start of the produce season. Amish families begin to plant, grow and sell all of their fresh produce at their local stands. On the blog today we are going to share a famous Pennsylvania Cole Slaw recipe. This Cole Slaw can be made…
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New Animals | Chicks, Pigs & Sheep

Spring 2016 has been an exciting season, for our barn, here at The Amish Village! Since the weather is finally warmer, we have received many new faces in our Animal Barn for guests to see and enjoy! Today we wanted to spotlight all of the new animals that have arrived at…
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Happy Spring | Hours of Operation

March 20th, the first day of SPRING, is only a few days away. We wanted to celebrate by extending our operating hours, for the 2016 season, this upcoming weekend. We are happy to announce that, this weekend, we will officially be open 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Saturday, and…
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