Tips for Planning Your Visit

For the complete Amish Experience, you need travel no further than Plain & Fancy Farm on Route 340, halfway between the villages of Bird-in-Hand and Intercourse.  (GPS: 3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505).  We have plenty of free parking.

Ticket purchase, tour check-in, and departure all take place from the theater box office in the east parking lot in front of Amish View Inn & Suites. Along with buggy rides, great shopping, and incomparable dining at Smokehouse BBQ restaurant, here you’ll find many ways to discover the world of the Amish…

  • What It Means to Be Amish: “Jacob’s Choice” at the Amish Experience Theater (35 minutes)
  • How The Amish Live and Learn: The Fisher Homestead & One-Room School (45 minutes)
  • Where the Amish Work and Play: The Amish Farmlands Tour (90 minutes)
  • Meet with the Amish Themselves: Visit-in-Person Tour (3 hours)

Accessibility.… The Amish Experience Theater is fully accessible.  There are no stairs.  The theater is all one level, and wheelchair seating areas with companion seating are available.  No reservations are needed.  The theater is general admission, open seating.  The Amish Farmlands Tour and Amish VIP (Visit-in-Person) Tours are conducted on a vehicle which is not handicap accessible.  However, with prior notice we can conduct the tour using an FM radio transmitter.  Guests can follow our mini bus, hearing everything the guide is saying through the FM radio of the guest’s mobility-specific personal vehicle.  Please call 717-768-8400 ext. 217 or email Clinton@AmishExperience.com to inquire about this service.  The Amish Country Homestead is not accessible for guests with mobility limitations.  

Food…  Smokehouse BBQ & Brews offers a sit-down restaurant option on the property (open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday.  The restaurant is closed Tuesday and Wednesday.)  Guests can also bring their own food.  We have a picnic area that guests are welcome to use.  Picnic tables, trash cans, and restrooms are here for guest use.  

RV, Trailer, Bus Parking…  Dedicated over-size parking spots are located in the lot on the western side of the property.  These spots are located behind the Aaron & Jessica’s Buggy Rides horse barn.

Electric Vehicles…  Electric vehicle charging stations are located in front of AmishView Inn & Suites (parking lot on eastern side of property.) 

Sundays are a special time.

For the Amish, it is a day of rest, worship, and visiting. You might have heard that everything is closed on Sundays in Amish Country. Not True! While some businesses close on Sundays for a whole host of reasons, there are still plenty of things to do. The Amish Experience is open on Sundays from 11:30am-5:00pm.  The Theater, Homestead, and Farmland Tours are available on Sundays.

What is different about the Amish Experience on a Sunday?

Unlike Monday through Saturday, the Amish Farmlands Tour (90 minute guided bus tour) is not able to stop at an Amish-owned shop during the tour on Sundays.  We’ll substitute another stop featuring local crafts or foods on Sundays that is not Amish-owned. In addition to the Farmlands Tours, the Theater (“Jacob’s Choice”) and guided House & School tours operate as well.

 

 

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