- Best way to understand this unique community
- Learn the fascinating history of the Amish
- Off-the-beaten-track tour takes you past working farms
The Amish people are traditionalist Christians known for their simple ways of life and dress, and their shunning of many modern technologies. One of the largest such communities is found in Pennsylvania, and this tour gives you an in-depth understanding of Amish life, traditions and culture that have remained almost unchanged for centuries. Beginning with a short tour of an authentic 1840s farmhouse, your guide will explain religious customs and history, and interesting facts such as what you can tell about an Amish man just by looking at his hat! You’ll then be free to explore the village at your leisure.
Poke your head through the door of a working blacksmith, or see homework in the traditional one-room schoolhouse. Say Hi to Pete the Mule, and snack on the peaceful village green. You’ll then be invited aboard a small bus to take a back-roads tour past working farmhouses, where it’s common to see horse-drawn buggies rolling past, and locals waving a friendly greeting. This enthralling and unique Pennsylvania gift experience, operated by locals, is a great opportunity to understand the Amish people, their religion and community.