Philadelphia to Amish Country
Planning a trip to Amish Country for the day or the weekend is a wonderful way to spend time with your family and or friends. The heart of Amish Country is just a 1hr 30 minute drive on Route 30 from Philadelphia or a quick and scenic train trip to Lancaster Amtrak Station.
Amish Country Is Close, But Will Feel Like a World Away From Philadelphia
Enjoy the peace and serenity of the country backroads with a countryside bus tour from the Amish Farm and House. The relaxing Amish country bus tour will take you off the beaten track. you’ll travel 20 miles into the countryside making several stops at Amish-run businesses (when open). This 90-minute tour is perfect for a trip with friends, a couple’s getaway, or a family vacation.
Explore Our 15-Acre Farm
Upon returning to The Amish Farm and House, explore the 15-acre farm and schoolhouse. Grab a bag of animal treats and you will make friends with all the horses, sheep, goats, alpacas, and other animals that make our farm home. Don’t be alarmed if one of our farm cats decides to snuggle up with you! We have the friendliest cats you will ever meet.
Make sure you take the house tour to round out your visit. You can spend half a day or the whole day at The Amish Farm and House, its up to you! And if you are hungry, grab some of the best BBQ in the area at The BBQ Barn located right on the grounds of The Amish Farm and House.
At The Amish Farm and House, we offer many tour options. The tours are fun for the entire family and will help you learn about Amish life. View our tour options today.
Activities in Lancaster Near Us
Now that you’ve done the Amish experience thing, there are so many other attractions in Lancaster to keep you entertained and amused.
The Strasburg Railroad is a great little excursion with tickets to fit any budget. If the weather is good, grab a seat on the open-air car. Kids and adults alike enjoy the fresh air and sunshine as the steam train rolls through the countryside. If an open car isn’t your fancy, try the first-class parlor car and sit back with a glass of wine. Check the Strasburg Railroad’s website for an updated schedule and information.
Where To Eat in Lancaster
After a day of adventure and fun, check out some of the two dozen microbreweries in Lancaster County. Not only do they serve amazing beer, but the food is also delicious too. You might find some live music depending on where you end up.
Just across the Susquehanna River in the little town of Wrightsville, the Burning Bridge Tavern is hosting block parties all summer on Saturday evenings. Get there early to get a table, grab some food, and drink and mingle with the locals. Music starts at 6pm and is usually country with a side of rock. Families are welcome.
If you’re looking for a little more romance, book a table at the award-winning Italian restaurant, Luca, in Lancaster City, you won’t be disappointed.
Sundays in Lancaster’s Amish Country
Sunday can be a sleepy, quiet day in Amish Country. The Amish are at church in the morning but by noon volleyball games will begin and buggies will be on the roads.
Theme Parks in Lancaster County
Once you are ready to start your day, families can enjoy a day riding rides and seeing shows at Dutch Wonderland. If its nice and warm, pack swimsuits and cool off in Dukes Lagoon, the only water park in Lancaster County. Dutch Wonderland is located next door to the Cartoon Network Hotel, a one-of-a-kind lodging experience the kids will never forget.
Unique Experiences & Adventure
If a theme park is not your family’s idea of fun, try the Turkey Hill Experience. in Columbia. Create your very own flavor of ice cream and see how ice cream is made. There’s lots to explore, check out their website. Round out your weekend with action and adventure.
If your idea of fun includes, zip lining, high ropes, escape rooms, check out Refreshing Mountain Retreat in Stevens. Lodging is also available in cabins on the property. It’s a great place for a friend’s getaway.
Bed & Breakfasts
There is always B & B’s to consider when looking for a place to stay. Lancaster County has some incredible Bed and Breakfast to consider. Whether you want romance, history, quirky, or all three, there is something to satisfy everyone’s taste and budget. Check out our link to the Bed and Breakfasts in the area.
Lancaster’s Amish Country Is Just a Short Drive Away!
If you’ve been to Lancaster before but did not check off all your bucket list items, is it time to come back? The Amish Farm and House is here to help.
Every season has something different and unique. And summer isn’t the only time to visit! Often one weekend is just not enough time to experience the beauty, magic, and serenity that is Lancaster County – the heart of Amish Country. We hope you’ll visit with us soon!