Meet the “Farm” in Amish Farm and House

Until 1955, the 15 acres we sit on was an actual working Amish farm. Much of the farm and its buildings remain intact. Now, you can see firsthand what an Amish farm looks like!

There are lots of activities and learning opportunities on our farm for the entire family.

Once you’ve completed your guided tour, we invite you to visit our farm at your leisure. Access to the farm is included with purchase of a tour ticket or a farm-only pass. Details about our farm-only pass are below.

Quick Facts

  • Our farmland and farmhouse were once owned by an Amish family.
  • Visit our Amish-built, one-room schoolhouse
  • We are pet-friendly! Dogs on leashes can go on house tour, bus tours, and farm tours (Not allowed on dinner tours). Cats and pigs on leashes are allowed on the farm property. No snakes.
  • See demonstrations by our resident artisans* (blacksmith, wood carver, Amish farrier)

*Artisans and vendors may not be available every day.

Hungry?

David, his wife Liz, and their 5 children will be barbecuing all day from 9:00 to 5:00 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday now through October. They have several delicious lunch and dinner options that will have you coming back every weekend.   Enjoy your chicken barbeque meal right here on our 15-acre farm.  

Farm-Only Passes Available

We offer farm only passes. This is a good option with for families with young children who may not have the attention span yet for our guided tours.

The farm-only pass is valid for the entire day.

Farm-Only Pass Prices:

  • Adults: (ages 12- 60+): $7.95
  • Children: (ages 5-11): $5.95
  • Toddler/Baby: (ages 0-4): Free
Farm-Only Passes Available
Fun Activities for Children
Farm Animals

You may pet any of the animals that come up to the fence. Please be cautious as they are farm animals, not pets. Please do not feed farm animals with outside food. You may feed the animals with food from available dispensers.

Our Milking Cow

Your parents and grandparents might remember our cow “Buttercup”! Now it’s the kids turn to test their cow milking skills!

Willow Lane Amish One-Room Schoolhouse

Amish children attend private one room schools. You can visit an Amish-built schoolhouse that is located on our farm. The schoolhouse is open 7 days a week. Use the scavenger hunt and make the visit to the schoolhouse educational and fun.

Activity Scavenger Hunt

Take your visit to the next level by completing our scavenger hunt! This scavenger hunt helps make the farm visit fun but also educational! If the children correctly complete their scavenger hunt they may receive a small prize in the gift shop.

The Scooter Run

Amish children do not use bicycles. Instead they use two-wheeled scooters. You can take a real Amish scooter for a spin on our farm at no extra cost! Mom and Dad will love the scooters too!

Picnic Pavilion and Playground

Make it a day trip and pack your lunch. We have a large picnic area and several surrounding restaurants that offer takeout options.

Corn Maze

Grab a scavenger hunt map from the lobby area and use it to find your way through our 2-acre, quilt patterned corn maze. The corn maze is open from mid-July through October.

"The farm tour is self-guided and very interesting as well. There are plenty of animals around and the one-room school house is a cool addition to the tour. Also right nearby is a covered bridge, something fairly unique to Lancaster."

TripAdvisor Reviewer from Washington, D.C.

Interactive Farm Map

Click the link below to learn more about what our farm has to offer during your visit.

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Interactive Farm Map

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1. Hand dug, stone lined well

22 feet to water

2. Summer Kitchen

This is where the cooking kettles and a water cooled refrigerator is located. Water that is pumped from the spring house feeds the water cooled refrigerator. From the refrigerator, the water flows by gravity to the barn. This water is then used for the animals.

3. Cucumber pump

The pump is powered by the water wheel (#16) via wire.

4. Exhibitor Shed

Rachel Esh, our resident Amish quilter, sells her crafts in this shed. Rachel is here Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from April to October.

5. Blacksmith Shop

Our resident blacksmith, Andrew, is in our blacksmith shop from June through August. Stop by the shop to see Andrew forging items out of metals. You can purchase some of his items in the blacksmith shop and in our gift shop.

6. Tobacco Shed

See how the Amish plant, grow, harvest and strip tobacco. See and smell actual tobacco that came from the fields.

7. Bake Oven

Smoke House, and Drying House

8. Windmill

Although this feature is no longer used in our house, you can see how the windmill is powered only by wind. They work quietly and are nonpolluting.

9. Milk house

10. Stone Bank Barn

This is the entrance to the lower end of our 1803 stone bank barn. Take a look inside the barn which is home to a variety of farm animals.

11. Straw Barn

This barn was built on stone pillars. The top of the barn is used for storing hay and straw. The bottom is used as a shelter for animals and farm equipment.

12. Herb Garden

13. Chicken House and Fowl Pens

For peacocks and pheasants

14. Willow Lane Covered Bridge

This covered bridge was built in 1855 by an Amish crew from Strasburg.

15. Meadow and Animal pens

16. Water Wheel

The water wheel is fed by water from a mill pond, which is formed when a flowing stream is dammed. The wheel powers the cucumber pump (#3) via the connected wire.

17. Spring house

Water wheel powers the "Peter Shirk Pump" which forces the cold spring water into the summer kitchen refrigerator (#2).

18. Lime Kiln

Where limestone was burned to produce lime for white washing, mortar, and fertilizer. The limestone that was used to build the house and stone bank barn was quarried from the property.

19. Scooter Run

Experience first hand how the Amish travel around town. Adult supervision is required at the scooter run.

20. Willow Lane Amish One-room schoolhouse

Built by local Amish men, our schoolhouse is an accurate replica of a modern day Amish school. The artwork found in the schoolhouse was supplied by local Amish kids.

21. Animal Pen

Check out our goats and our famous "Goat Mountain". Feeder machines are available to give our goats a special treat.

22. Corn Barn

This is where our resident woodcarver, Chris Lubkemann, is located. Chris Lubkemann is a master woodcarver and the author of several best-selling whittling books.

23. Stone Bank Barn

This is the entrance to the upper level of the stone bank barn. This section of the barn is used for threshing grains and storing hay. This section of the barn is also used for storing farm implements.

24. Stake & Rider fence

This is the type of fencing that was used in the 1800's on Lancaster Country farms.

25. Buttercup the Cow

Practice milking our famous cow, Buttercup.

26. Corn Maze

Try out your navigational skills in our quilt pattern corn maze. The corn maze is open mid July through mid October

27. Picnic Pavilion

Relax and take in the view while you enjoy your picnic lunch.

28. BBQ Barn

The Amish BBQ Barn is open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. David King and his family offer grilled chicken, ribs and pulled pork. Come enjoy an Amish style picnic. We even have a beautiful picnic pavilion.

29. Tractor Trails

Put down the cellphones and let your kids be kids again! These peddle tractors are the perfect activity to enhance your child's farm experience.

30. House Entrance

Welcome to the Amish Farm and House! This is where our house tours, gift shop and ticket lobby are located.

31. Gift Shop

Our gift shop is open during our operating hours and there is no entrance fee. Inside you will find handmade Amish souvenirs, crafts, quilts and our clay artist, Esther.

32. Buggy Rides

Buggy Rides. We offer buggy rides during the summer season. Check our event’s calendar for the buggy ride schedule. Buggy rides are $5 per person and the buggy driver only accepts cash.

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