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“A Fascinating Insight”

The Amish Experience
Ranked #1 of 4 Tours in Bird in Hand
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Amish Country Tours is the oldest operating tour company in Amish Country, and the only operator with certified guides. Far from the commercial clutter of Route 30, the Amish Experience at Plain & Fancy Farm sits on Route 340 between Bird-in-Hand and Intercourse, a non-commercial AAA designated Scenic Cultural Byway, surrounded by Amish farms. Our exclusive Amish Visit-in-Person Tour is the only opportunity of its kind to allow for close interaction with the Amish at work, at milking time, and in the home, and the only tour designated by the County of Lancaster as an official Heritage Tour. It is limited to 14 guests on our mini-shuttles.
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

This visit to Lancaster County was very revealing about the communities and lifestyle of the Amish, which has changed little in 400 years. The traditional one room school for all ages, which finishes formal education at 16. A tour of a typical home allowed us to admire the beautiful quilt work, hear about daily family life, and see typical furnishings and clothing. No photographs, instead the family listed on paper- names and dates of birth- and hung on the wall. The ingenuity with which heating, lighting, refrigeration and cooking are undertaken without recourse to mains electricity or gas. Traditional farming methods, using animals to draw ploughs, etc.
A lovely restaurant with home grown produce and beautifully prepared and presented food. A gift shop with the usual tourist items, but including quilted aprons and other household goods, even homemade cakes and cookies. Buggy rides around the area are also available.
This community has always interested me so it was fascinating to be in the community and somewhat strange to be ignored!
I thoroughly recommend this experience to anyone who wants an insight into this amazing group of people whose way of life coexists with modern America so successfully that the majority of the youngsters return to it after “Rumspringa.”

Thank Jeannette M
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PlainTalkAmish, Artistic Director at The Amish Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Dear Jeannette,

So glad you chose us to learn more about our friends, the Amish. Thank you for your wonderful review and we hope we'll see you again!

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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

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PlainTalkAmish, Artistic Director at The Amish Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

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PlainTalkAmish, Artistic Director at The Amish Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed going through the Amish countryside and visiting the Amish family farm and quilt shop. Tour guide answered a few questions we had and so did the Amish lady during our stop. We did the super saver tickets and they seemed to be the best value. We thought the movie however was going to be more informative on the Amish way if life, but it was basically a story film.

Thank Lindzmarie15
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PlainTalkAmish, Artistic Director at The Amish Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Dear Lindzmarie15,

Thank you for your comments. Glad that you enjoyed the farmlands tour! And I'm sorry you didn't get more out of the movie. When putting Jacob's Choice together we decided not to make a documentary type of film, but wanted to entertain and educate those that view the film about what the Amish went through as well as the decisions they need to make.

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

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PlainTalkAmish, Artistic Director at The Amish Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

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