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 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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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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