This is an area that tourists and visitors have grown to love. When you visit Lancaster County, you’ll discover Amish communities where life moves at a slower pace and centers around time-honored traditions and values. You’ll find Pennsylvania Dutch countryside dotted with one-room schoolhouses and wooden covered bridges, modern farm machinery being pulled by mule teams, homemade clothing and brightly colored quilts gently blowing in the breeze.
In Amish country, you’ll hear the sounds of farm animals and the clip-clop of horses’ hooves echoing down quiet country roads.
Amid that relaxing atmosphere and peaceful scenery you’ll find a unique blend of attractions, entertainment, food, and shopping that help to make Lancaster County one of America’s favorite vacation destinations for all ages. Over ten million people visit Amish country each year. Many begin by typing “Amish Lancaster PA” into a search engine and discovering all the area has to offer on their first visit. Then, they return here year after year because they find the Amish experience so special.
Our proximity to many of the mid-Atlantic population centers make this a convenient weekend getaway. We’re roughly an hour and a half from Philadelphia and Baltimore, two hours from Washington, D. C., and just three hours from New York City.
Looking for fun and plenty to see and do? You’ll find it when you visit Lancaster County, from the thriving city life in historic downtown Lancaster to the charming small towns scattered throughout the countryside.
With an abundance of attractions and fun things to see and do for all ages, and the unique culture and lifestyle of our Amish neighbors, Lancaster really does offer visitors break from the routine.
Whether you’re planning an extended vacation, a weekend getaway, a day trip, or just something to do with the kids, we can help you find what you’re looking for. Plus, we can help you save money in the process with Lancaster coupons and our free things to do.
Come and visit Amish country to discover all that makes Lancaster such a fascinating place. Make yourself at home in Lancaster County, even if only for a few days. You’ll enjoy the memories!
If you’re familiar with Lancaster and the Pennsylvania Dutch, just dive in anywhere. We have tried to make this website easy to navigate. But if you’re not sure where to begin, start with our Things To Do in Lancaster page. Here, we’ll give you a brief overview of things you might enjoy. Then you can jump in deeper wherever you like.