Pennsylvania Amish country is home to the oldest Amish settlement and a unique place to visit with the kids.
Introduce your kids to the Amish experience with horse and buggy rides for a tour of the countryside, a visit to the Kitchen Kettle Village, and a cultural hands-on cultural experience by taking part in a Make-A-Friend Workshop.
Amish Horse and Buggy Rides and Tours
Amish horse and buggy rides are a popular attraction in Pennsylvania Amish country. You’ll find several vendor options.
Here are a few to choose from:
The Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum offers an opportunity for kids to experience living history of Pennsylvania Dutch life. The village has over 40 historical structures on 100 acres.
Kids will learn about traditions, folklore, and get to see traditional crafts made along with open-hearth cooking. Take a ride in a horse-drawn buggy, and visit authentic farmsteads. Kid specific activities are available, too.
Make a Friend Workshop
The Make-A-Friend Workshop takes your kids inside a one-room schoolhouse and lets the whole family join in. Families can choose to build a wooden barn, really parts for a barn, and see what it feels like to be a carpenter.
If that’s not your cup of tea, the Make-A-Friend workshop lets participants move through six stations to get a hands-on experience on how to make handmade clothing and to learn about the Amish culture.
A visit to Amish country will introduce kids to a whole new way of living…well, really an old way of living that still works today.