Become a Member

Membership Has its Benefits!

When you become a member of Mennonite Life, you benefit and so does the broader community. Interested in stories of life, faith, cultures, and histories of Lancaster area Mennonites and interrelated groups? Are you researching family history or fascinated by the underlying values that continue to form Mennonite communities?

With your membership, you get “first looks & perks”:

  • Beginning in 2024! Unlimited complimentary admissions to our 2 museums and the Biblical Tabernacle Experience, with pre-reservation (1 adult w Individ membership; 2 adults w Family membership)
  • Our quarterly magazine Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage
  • The up-to-date scoop through our regular newsletter
  • Members-only access to online research materials
  • Complimentary access to our archives and library
  • Free on-site use of
  • Members-only events: 1719 Museum Season Preview & early entry to Bookworm Frolic

Member Benefits

Member-only Access To

Unlimited complimentary admissions to our 1719 Museum, Mennonite Life Museum, and Biblical Tabernacle Experience, with pre-reservation. (1 adult, w Individ membership; 2 adults, w Family membership)


Genealogy resources through our website, including genealogy databases with more than 265,000 names


Our quarterly magazine Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage with history, genealogy, arts/culture, storytelling

Member Pricing On

Admission to the 1719 Museum and to the Mennonite Life museum


Events and educational opportunities, such as folk art classes, festivals, and our Family History Heyday


Hired genealogical research


Retail finds in our museum stores, with some exclusions.

Join By Phone

Become a member by phone, please call (717) 393-9745.

We accept credit card payments over the phone
Tuesday–Friday, 9:30 AM–4:00 PM.

Give A Membership

Membership makes a great gift!

Delight a friend, family member, or educator with a gift membership.

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