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.

Harvest Season on the Amish Farm

If you’ve visited or live near Lancaster County, you know that farming plays an important role in our economy. In the summer and fall months, it’s not unusual to pass several Amish road-side stands as you travel through PA Dutch Country. Most Lancastrians love summer because it means fresh strawberries…
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What Does a Successful Amish Business Look Like?

Many people assume that all Amish are farmers, selling their produce at a roadside stand or in a local market. While farming is still a primary way of life for the Amish, the opportunities for Amish-run businesses have expanded in recent years. Today, many Amish have transitioned to non-agricultural means…
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What Do the Amish Do for Fun?

Many people think that an Amish lifestyle consists of all work and no play. However, that’s not entirely true — the Amish believe in hard work and resting well! Once all of their daily chores are done, there is time to relax and enjoy some leisure activities. However, compared to…
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Typical Summer Day for Amish Children

Summer is almost here! For most kids, that means sleeping in, beach vacations, extra screen time, playing with friends at parks, and swimming at the local pool. But for Amish children, their summers look much different. In this blog, we explore what a typical day looks like for Amish children…
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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

  It is true that The Amish do not live in an Amish village, but The Amish Village is the place to go and learn about Amish culture and lifestyle. Located in the country away from the hustle and bustle of the highway and big box stores, The Amish Village offers…
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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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