Open 7 Days a Week 

       10 am - 4 pm

2395 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA.

ph. 717-394-6185

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 Englischers 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