Open 7 Days a Week 

9am - 5pm ​(Contact Us for seasonal hours)

      Esther O'Hara is the Amish Farm and House's newest resident artisan! Esther O'Hara is the creator of the now famous faceless Amish figurines. Esther also creates jewelry and other clay items. Her interest in the Amish lifestyle started when she moved to Lancaster. She was born and raised in East Africa where her parents worked as missionaries. Ever since she was a child Esther was fascinated by the art of quilt making. You can see her interests and love for cultural diversity in her artwork. 
       Her figurines can be found in gift shops around the world however, the Amish Farm and House is the only place where you can find her original work. 
Visit Esther at her website: www.estheroharagallery.com

Artisans and Vendors may not be available every day. 

 Ropemakers --
     The Art of making ropes has been around for centuries.  At the Amish Farm and House guests learn with first-hand knowledge and experience how rope is made and children are given the opportunity to make their own jump rope.

It is not uncommon to see our Amish friends and neighbors working side by side with Englishers and the Amish Farm and House is no exception. In addition to our Amish farrier and various Amish friends who regularly sell their wares through our farm  we are pleased to have various artisans that find their home at the Amish Farm and House. 

(Out of respect for the customs and beliefs of our Amish friends, we have chosen not share their pictures here.) 

Blacksmith
  The Amish Farm and House is pleased to host members of the Pennsylvania Artist Blacksmith Association for special events. Our Civil-War era blacksmith shop comes alive as the blacksmith pounds away on the anvil. During those special events, the blacksmith with demonstrate the art of blacksmithing and explains the importance of smithing both in colonial America and today.

Resident Artisans and Vendors

Woodcarver
     A visit to the Amish Farm and House isn't the same without stopping in to get to know Chris, our resident woodcarver. He is a nationally known author of several books about the art of whittling. His hand-carved roosters can be seen around the world. Watch as he takes a simple tree branch or twig and transforms it into a beautiful and unique rooster--using just a pocket knife! Inside his shop, see one of the world's smallest carved roosters (you'll have to use a magnifying glass!).

     One of these small roosters received a certificate from The Guinness Book of World Records! You'll marvel at the wide variety of things that can be done from a simple pocket knife. As a special souvenir, have your name wood-burned onto a "name log". Don't forget about his collection of slingshots too!


Visit Chris at his website:  www.whittlingwithchris.com