Category: Lancaster

Amish Youth in Traditional Clothing on Scooters

Amish Clothing: A Window into Tradition and Values

In the heart of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the Amish community that has captivated the imagination of many with its simplicity and dedication to tradition. The distinctive Amish clothing and attire intrigues outsiders. Amish attire reflects not just a fashion choice, but a deep-seated commitment to cultural heritage and religious beliefs. 

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2024 Mud Sales You Don’t Want to Miss in Lancaster PA

Local Pennsylvania Fun, Food, and Festivities

Whether you’re a local or just visiting the Lancaster area and staying at our award winning hotel, mud sales are an exciting way to spend a spring or summer day. A tradition that has been around since the 1800s, mud sales are held throughout the Amish and Mennonite countryside of Lancaster County. These sales feature auctions, food vendors, and more. Although mud sales are traditionally in the spring, we also have a number of outside auctions in the fall as well. Plus, you can feel good about spending your money as these mud sales all benefit local fire departments or non-profits.

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Romantic Getaway to Lancaster

A Romantic Getaway in Lancaster County, PA: Blending Modern Comfort with Timeless Charm

Lancaster County’s diverse offerings provide endless possibilities for couples seeking a romantic getaway. Whether you prefer cultural experiences, outdoor adventures, or simply enjoying quiet moments together, Lancaster County ensures that your romantic escape is filled with cherished memories. 

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Amish man plowing his field in Lancaster County

Where Do Amish People Live?

The first large group of Amish arrived in the U.S. in the early 1800s and settled in Lancaster County, PA, according to Learn Religions.

Pennsylvania has the largest population of Amish people, estimated at more than 81,000 in 2020 according to “Amish Population, 2020.”  (Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, Elizabethtown College.) In fact, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is home to approximately 30,000 Amish and their presence is a significant draw for tourism. Chester, York, Belleville, and Mifflin counties are also home to Amish communities.

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Plan your visit to Lancaster County

Plan Your 2024 Visit to Lancaster County 

Are you planning a visit Lancaster County this coming year and on the lookout for fun events that you, your family or your group can attend? There are plenty of exciting shows, festivals, and experiences that everyone you are travelling with will love! From amusement parks to farm shows, there is something for everyone here in Lancaster. Let us help you plan your visit with a list of some of our guests’ favorite things to do.

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Golf Courses of Lancaster County PA

Tee Up for the 2024 U.S. Women’s Open

Lancaster, PA Golf Tournament & Top Golf Courses

As the 2024 U.S. Women’s Open draws nearer, Lancaster is filled with excitement. This year, the USGA has chosen Lancaster Country Club as the host for the 79th U.S. Women’s Open, scheduled to take place from May 27th to June 2nd in 2024. This championship is revered as the biggest event in women’s golf, and has sent waves of anticipation through Lancaster, PA. The Lancaster Country Club is a gem renowned for its lush fairways and challenging greens. This private club has hosted prestigious golf events including the 2015 U.S. Women’s Open and is a true test of skill for golfers. The course’s rolling terrain and beautiful landscape provide a serene backdrop for an unforgettable golf experience.

If you plan to attend this exciting event, you may want to explore some of Lancaster’s other stunning golf courses during your visit. Here, we’ve compiled a list of local golf courses for you to consider when you visit. 

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Give Lancaster County this Holiday Season

7 Special Holiday Gifts Straight from Lancaster

As the holiday season approaches and special occasions abound, finding the perfect gift is so important. Lancaster County has the perfect holiday gift for even the toughest friend or family member. From hand-stitched Amish quilts to sweet gooey shoofly pie, we have something for everyone! Today we’ll share our list of the top 7 most popular Christmas gifts available at The Shoppes at Miller’s.

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Experience the Theaters of Lancaster County

Explore the performing arts in Amish Country

Are you searching for the perfect way to spend a night out on your upcoming trip to Lancaster County? Be sure to check out the bustling theatre scene to can catch exciting concerts, spectacular retellings of classic stories, Broadway hits, and much more. Our diverse local theaters are sure to have something that will appeal to everyone in your group. Take a look at some of the theater offerings that you can check out on your next visit.

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Celebrate Christmas in Lancaster County

15 Fun Christmas Activities in Amish Country

Lancaster County is home to a number of exciting Yuletide events that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit. From Christmas light displays to train rides, there is sure to be something that will appeal to every member of your group. Plus, don’t forget all the wonderful shopping and holiday decorations. Take a look at some Christmas activities and events that you can expect:

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