Your 45-minute personally guided tour of nine rooms of this carefully appointed Old Order Amish House offers fascinating insights into Amish life today. The Homestead is continually updated to reflect current Amish furnishings and styles. The schoolroom has become an often photographed visitor favorite.
Room-by-room highlights include:
The Fisher One-Room School & Orientation Room
Added in 2010! Schoolroom furnished with authentic desks, furnishings and decorations through the cooperation of an Amish school teacher.
Discover how eight grades are taught in one room by one teacher.
Learn how and why church services are held in the home. Hear rarely heard samples of Amish singing and preaching
See how benches turn into tables for lunch after church.
Bathroom and “Mud Room”
Take a look at Lizzie’s washing machine, operated without electricity.
See the scooter, so popular for short trips down the road.
Learn of Plain clothing, beginning with the boys…from suspenders to hooks and eyes.
Play with a marble roller just like the one in the movie WITNESS.
See an actual Amish coffin along with photos of cemeteries and funeral processions.
Sarah and Rachel’s Rooms
Learn about clothing colors and designs and what they symbolize for girls at different ages.
See some of the “fancy items” popular with teenage girls.
Special baby clothing, toys, and crib.
Clothes and hats worn by adults
Typical propane rolling lamp.
Decorations common in Amish homes.
Quilt in quilting frame.
The most amazing marble roller you have ever seen.
Discover the “most important piece of furniture” in the home.
Learn how (and why) the refrigerator, stove, and sewing machine operate without electricity.
Exit outside past the phone booth, wash line, windmill, and vegetable garden.
The Amish Experience • P.O. Box 414 • 3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, Route 340 • Bird-in-Hand, PA • 17505
Phone (717) 768-8400, Ext. 210 • Fax (717) 768-7864 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org