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Things to do in Lancaster

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The top 5 attractions in Lancaster

Museums in Lancaster
Amish Farm and House
For the Amish community time has stood still since the seventeenth century. This museum is a good place to learn about their customs and their way of life, both at home and in their daily work on their farms. The farm is run by some old ladies who show you simple furniture and equipment commonly found in Amish houses. It is striking to find clothing laid out in the bedrooms belonging to the spouses and to the children. The 'appliance' usually found in the Amish homes are curious. You can rent the typical horse-drawn carriage used by the Amish to take a tour around the farm, and a bus tour throughout the Amish County
Of Touristic Interest in Lancaster
Amish Handicrafts in Lancaster County
In Lancaster County, there are shops where you can find many handicraft items made by Amish and Mennonite community. The most common craft in this community is furniture, but there are also very common various textiles such as craft products, toys, clothing and pottery. In the town Bird In Hand there is a small shopping area with little shops dedicated to Amish handicrafts.
Of Touristic Interest in Lancaster
Pennsylvania Dutch Country
This is a great place, with meadows and green fields, big farms, horses, goats, sheep, llamas and camels, and Amish farmers working the land in a traditional way, with plows pulled by animals. This is the landscape that characterizes Lancaster, a fascinating region of Pennsylvania that's worth visiting at least once.
Of Cultural Interest in Lancaster
Amish People
In Pennsylvania in the United States, there is an Amish colony which follows the traditions of their religion to the letter. You can wander through the streets and come across them wearing their peculiar simple dress and riding on horse-drawn carriages. As you know, they don't use electricity, their main activity is farming. Actually, it is a place I recommend to get to know the wide variety of cultures that can be found in the same town.
Theaters in Lancaster
The Trust Performing Arts Center
Stunningly beautiful performance venue. I highly recommend going to a concert here. They always host top notch artists.