Amish Culture

Visiting the Pennsylvania Amish in Lancaster County

The Pennsylvania Amish of Lancaster County are America's oldest Amish settlement, where thousands still live a centuries-old "Plain" lifestyle. Arriving in Amish Country allows you to step back in time to enjoy a slower, more peaceful pace – one where the horse & buggy remains a primary form of transportation, and where windmills dot the landscape, providing power harnessed from nature. Always a vital part of Lancaster County culture, the PA Amish are involved in agriculture as well as an array of businesses and cottage industries.

An Amish boy plowing the fields. Photo Credit: DiscoverLancaster.com

The Amish way of life of has remained largely unchanged for over 300 years.

Amish Activities

Amish buggy rides, attractions, tours, crafts & food throughout PA Dutch Country.

When you visit Lancaster County be sure to take a tour of the Pennsylvania Amish countryside –you can even do it in an Amish horse and buggy. Afterwards, explore the many Amish-themed attractions, and events, shop for hand-made Amish crafts, and chow down on some authentic PA Dutch cooking.

Learn more about all there is to do in Amish Country by using the links below.

Abe's Buggy Rides

At Abe's, enjoy a private tour - just you and yours - in a...

Ed's Buggy Rides

Buses and cars cannot take you where our buggies take you -...

Make-A-Friend Workshop

Featuring dolls and wooden toys, Make-a-Friend Workshop is...

Make-A-Friend Workshop & Doll Shop
Kitchen Kettle Village, 3529 Newport Road, Intercourse, PA 17534
(717) 354-2860

A is for Amish Buggy Rides
Red Caboose, 312 Paradise Lane, Ronks, PA 17572
(717) 725-8664

Amish Culture

A community of buggies creates an Amish funeral procession. Photo Credit: DiscoverLancaster.com / Terry Ross

Arriving in Lancaster County in the 1720s, the oldest and largest Amish...

An Amish clothesline at The Amish Village. Photo Credit: DiscoverLancaster.com / Brian Evans

The way of life of the Amish in Lancaster County has remained largely...

What Does it Mean to be Amish?

How religion guides the traditions, lifestyle and beliefs of the...

Amish children, who only attend school through eighth grade, are dismissed for the day from their one-room schoolhouse. Photo

Lancaster, PA Amish Education and Work

Amish man working the fields. Photo Credit: DiscoverLancaster.com / Brian Evans

The Pennsylvania Amish & Their Use of Technology

Buggies are just one of many items available at local mud sales, ranging from farm equipment to livestock to quilts and antiq

How the Amish Feel About Photographs

Amish Mud Sales

Mud Sales in Lancaster County