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Lancaster Travel Guide: 258 reviews and 351 photos

Listen as hustle and bustle fades to clippety-clop

There's more than one century at play here. Explore our back roads and byways, farm lanes and riverbanks, and you'll find yourself enjoying a past that's still vibrantly present along with all the excitement of today's adventures and attractions. That's really the magical part. Enjoy the fun of two worlds in one. Lancaster County the Heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Faith in moral principles, in virtue, and the spirit of God, is as necessary for the guidance of a man, as instinct is for the guidance of an animal. PA Dutch Country.com

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Welcome to Intercourse!

This was the main intersection in the heart of Lancaster County before time caught up to this region. The word intercourse was used instead of intersection; it was a place of interaction. You had to pass through here going to any major cities. Today it is full of locally owned shops displaying many locally made crafts of the Amish.
Shops of Kitchen Kettle Village

Old Order Mennonite transportation

If the horse drawn buggy is black, it is Old Order Mennonite, if the buggy is grey, it is Amish. These groups are also known as conservative Anabaptists. The children speak Pennsylvania Dutch long before being taught the English language. When old enough, they are taught the English language in private creation based schools. Mennonite Information Center

Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Life moves at a slightly slower pace in this part of the world, graced by a beautiful landscape.
  • Cons:The region is visited by over five million people each year.
  • In a nutshell:History liked it so much here, it never left.
  • Intro Updated Aug 29, 2003
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  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2005 at 4:56 PM

    thank you for the truly helpful info and photos. Glad you took it all seriously. These are fascinating people. We hope to visit this summer. Imagine the food is excellent.

  • masc4s's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2005 at 8:07 AM

    Very good overview of Lancaster Brian. Excellent informative tips and a good read. Thanks for sharing :-)!

  • Easty's Profile Photo
    Apr 25, 2004 at 3:20 PM

    Excellent information on this page. One of the best Amish Country pages here on VT.

  • coceng's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2004 at 10:03 PM

    Wow ! That Stoudtburg Village is really beautiful ! It looks like it's in Europe !!! :) Regards.

  • hooahman's Profile Photo
    Dec 26, 2003 at 9:00 PM

    Nice shelter and Pine Grove is a kewl place but not really near Lancaster. Should be listed under PINE GROVE,PA.

  • bct341's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2003 at 11:54 AM

    Brian,...great pics and tips.. been to Lancaster many times.. .. need to take another trip :)

  • Rhondaj's Profile Photo
    Aug 15, 2003 at 6:33 AM

    Great tips! So detailed and informative! I'm printing out a travel guide for my next trip over! Thanks!

  • skye820's Profile Photo
    Aug 6, 2003 at 6:53 PM

    Beautiful and informative pages!

  • nicolettart's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2003 at 6:21 PM

    Everyone should go and make a pretzel at Sturgis! You have the most thorough tips with excellent photos...I have been to this area many times, and I think you've got it all covered!!

  • eden_teuling's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2003 at 1:58 AM

    welcome at VT, Brian! this start is very promising, believe me! I am looking forward to more of this fine info (I love history) beautiful photos and interesting places! Respectfully written! thanks, bes-elisabeth


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