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Amish Farm and House

Explore Lancaster’s Living Heritage at America’s first educational Amish attraction—in the heart of PA Dutch Country! Nestled behind the hustle and bustle of today's world sits a picturesque 15-acre oasis that has been a must-visit destination for generations! 2395 Covered Bridge Drive, Lancaster, PA 17602. Tel: 717-394-6185. Grade Level: K-12th. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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Compass Inn Museum

1382 Route 30, Laughlintown, Pennsylvania 15655. 724-238-4983. A tour of the museum, by costumed docents, tells the story of transportation and everyday life in the early 1800s. Fee.

Ephrata Cloister

632 W. Main St., Ephrata, PA 17522. 717-733-6600. One of America’s earliest religious communities, the Ephrata Cloister was founded in 1732 by German settlers. Site includes seven historic buildings, New World artifacts, and costumed interpreters. Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Fee.

Hiawatha Paddlewheel Riverboat

1500 West 3rd Street, Williamsport, PA 17701. 570-326-1221. Explore central Pennsylvania through a paddlewheel excursion along the Susquehanna River. Fee.

Landis Valley Museum

2451 Kissel Hill Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601. 717-569-0401. This living history village and farm collects, preserves, and interprets the history and material culture of the Pennsylvania German rural community from 1740 to 1940. Fee.

Living the Experience

512 E. Strawberry St., Lancaster, PA 17602. 800-510-5899. ext. 113. 1800's reenactment of the African Americans slave stories, during the Underground Railroad. Fee.

Mill at Anselma

1730 Conestoga Road, Chester Springs, Pennsylvania 19425. 610-827-1906. Visitors will experience the Mill throughout its 250-year history using all five senses. Fee.

Oliver Miller Homestead

2299 Corrigan Drive, South Park Township, PA 15129. 412-835-1554. The Homestead dates to frontier days seen through the story of this family, which reveals a way of life for those who first settled Western Pennsylvania. Costumed interpreters dressed in period attire teach about family life and local history and demonstrate crafts of that period. Fee.

Pennsbury Manor

400 Pennsbury Memorial Road, Morrisville, PA 19067. 215-946-0400. Students take a guided tour of the Manor House and outbuildings, and participate in a 30-minute hands-on-history activity. Fee.

Roth Living Farm Museum

Delaware Valley College, Rte. 202 & Hancock Rd., North Wales, PA 19454. 215-699-3994. Dedicated to providing historical information on farming practices with an emphasis on 19th and early 20th-century farming through hands-on activities and demonstrations. Fee.

White Chimney's Colonial Homestead

5117 Lincoln Hwy., Gap, PA 17527. 717-442-1037. This 18th century manor house began as a one-room stone house, and over the centuries evolved through colonial and Federal time periods with many additions from successive generations. Students can visit farm animals, a carriage display and learn about life in centuries passed. Fee.