Visit: The Amish Experience, 3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird in Hand, PA 17505-9630
The Amish Experience at Plain & Fancy Farm SuperSaver package is the best way to see it all. It also includes a free buggy ride voucher to enhance your visit!
Amish Farmlands Tour
Since 1959, the cornerstone of “The Amish Experience” has been the Amish Farmlands Tour, taking you deep into the heart of the oldest Amish community in the world. Our certified Amish Country Tour guide answers your questions while calling your attention to the fascinating sights we may observe along the way: spring plowing, children playing, making hay.
When you join us on one of our air-conditioned 14-passenger mini-shuttles, you’ll experience a sense of the work and family ethics that continue to mark the Amish way of life. Witness spectacular panoramas of patchwork farms unparalleled in their beauty, still farmed with horses and mules. Roadside stands, bake shops, or a visit to a craft or quilt shop on an Amish farm are among the unique happenings that may be enjoyed on your 90-minute Farmlands tour.
Amish Experience Theater
“Compelling” best describes the emotional story of “Jacob’s Choice,” told through the everyday lives of the Fishers, an Old Order Amish family of today. Witness Jacob’s struggle in choosing the Amish church, or leaving behind family and community for the allure of the modern world. Experience the horrendous religious persecution of their forefathers and take part in the perilous voyage to America, all magically heightened by wind, rain, smoke, fire, ghostly and other live effects that thrill the senses.
Jacob’s challenges with faith, tradition, and loved ones in a fast-changing world is a story that touches each of us in a poignant and memorable way. More than any other Amish attraction, “Jacob’s Choice” will leave you with an understanding of what it means to be Amish, and the ties that continue to bind the community together.
Amish House and One-Room School
The Amish Country Homestead is a reflection of our commitment to accurately and sensitively portray the Old Order Amish as they live and work in today’s world. The Homestead is the home of the fictional Amish family of Daniel and Lizzie Fisher, whom you have gotten to know in the Theater’s “Jacob’s Choice.”
Inside the Homestead, we learn of Amish traditions and practices, plain clothing and life without electricity. The One-Room School is attached to the house and filled with authentic desks and furnishings from an actual Amish school. Here, you’ll learn the tradition of teaching eight grades in one room. From the pantry full of freshly canned vegetables to the family’s plain clothes; from propane-powered lamps to air-compressor driven appliances- the Fisher Family Homestead provides insights into the complex riddles of a culture so very different from our own.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Please arrive before noon to have time for all the SuperSaver activities..
Transportation by air-conditioned 14-passenger bus is provided on Farmlands Tour.
90-minute Amish Farmlands Tour departs at 10am, 12pm, 2pm.
40-minute "Jacob's Choice" is shown hourly, 10am - 5pm.
45-minute Amish Homestead Tour is offered hourly, 10:45am - 4:45pm.
Guests must provide a car seat for small children or babies on Farmlands Tour. ALL children must have a ticket. Parents may not hold or share a seat with children or babies..
Buggy ride vouchers valid through November except Saturdays July - Labor Day.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Days..
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Our guide Jenifer was terrific,very knowledgeable and helpful.We actually had her for every part of the tour except the buggy ride;We learned so much about the Amish way of life,as well as something about the Mennonites.She discussed how the Amish had lived in the past,as well as how they are adapting to 2019...using solar panels and propane,for example.They also raise dogs for sale,make handcrafts and furniture,and the men travel to construct barns.The women make quilts and grow flowers in greenhouses.The young people travel on scooters and skates.
Great tour, although would have much preferred more time on the bus touring the Amish countryside and shopping facilities and less time spent in the replica Amish house.
Wonderful experience. Very informative. Our guide was Kent. He was very knowledgeable about the Amish people and their culture. He answered all the questions we had and made us feel like he enjoyed sharing this information with us. Would highly recommend this tour.
I was excited to visit the Amish country store where we share warm pretzels and cold root beer as well as an ice cream cone.
Kent our guide for van tour of the Amish Experience was fabulous. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining. He demonstrated a great respect for the Amish people and his many personal stories were so informative. The video show was interesting and thought provoking. The tour of the Amish house and one room school house was soooo interesting. The carriage ride was nice, but we had an Amish driver and he was very quiet and did not have a narrative. He did politely answer our questions but I would have enjoyed it more if the ride was more informative.