We are CLOSED for the winter season. Call 717-394-6185 with any questions.

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).



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Hungry & Looking for an Authentic Amish meal?

At The BBQ Barn, David, his wife Liz, and their 5 children will be barbecuing on our farm during the 2020 summer season. You may enjoy your BBQ meal picnic-style on our farm! They have several delicious lunch and dinner options that will have you coming back every weekend.

Click here for full menu + prices. 

See pin #28 on the map below to see where the BBQ Barn is located on our farm. Outside customers are more than welcome to order take-out from the BBQ Barn.

We are a pet friendly farm!

  • We love animals. Please bring your four-legged friends for a tour with you.
  • We are pet-friendly! Dogs on leashes can go on house tour, bus tours, and farm tours.  Cats and pigs on leashes are allowed on the farm property. No snakes.
  • There are several dog friendly restaurants and hotels in the area.

Quick Facts

  • Our farmland and farmhouse were once owned by an Amish family.
  • Visit our Amish-built, one-room schoolhouse.
  • See demonstrations by our resident artisans* (blacksmith, wood carver, Amish farrier)
  • Admission to our farm is included with all tour tickets. It is a self-guided tour.

*Artisans and vendors may not be available every day.


Wear A Mask

  • We are requiring all guests over the age of two to wear a mask during their visit. We do not require masks to be worn when outside on the farm and social distancing. We do ask you wear your mask when interacting with staff and artisans. (For example, please wear your mask when interacting with the woodcarver.)

Keep A Safe Distance 

  • While on tour and on the property, we ask that you please keep a safe distance of 6 feet from anyone not in your direct party.
  • 1 person per group in the lobby to purchase tickets or to check-in. All other group members should wait outside.

Wash Your Hands Often

  • There is a handwashing station set up outside on our farm as well as bathrooms located on the front and back porch.
  • We recommend bringing hand sanitizer to use after petting the animals on the farm.

Stay Home If You Are Sick

  • If you or anyone in your household is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home.

Purchase Pre-Paid Tickets:

  •  To help facilitate social distancing and reduce your time in the lobby, we suggest purchasing tour tickets before arrival. The Classic Bus Tour and Premium Package are available for purchase online. The Guided Farmhouse tour and Farm Only tickets must be purchased on site.
Farm-Only Passes Available

Spend the entire day on the farm with our Farm Only Ticket! This is a great option 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+): $8.95
  • Children: (ages 5-11): $5.95
  • Toddler/Baby: (ages 0-4): Free

Reservations are not required. Purchase tickets upon arrival.

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 treats that are for sale in the gift shop, $1 per bag.

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. During the summer we also have an Amish chicken BBQ stand on our farm. David King and his family offer delicious barbeque meals, ribs and sandwiches. If you’re looking for an authentic Amish meal to end your day on the farm, look no further!

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.

Corn Table

This corn table is the perfect activity for your little ones. Sift through the corn as you play around with farm trucks and bulldozers.

"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

Click on the yellow circles to learn more about what our farm has to offer during your visit.


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 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.

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.