Mennonite Life Museum

Hours and Admission

The Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society museum is open to the public Tuesday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and the first and third Saturday of the month, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Admission is $8, with discounts for members, groups, and children.

Current Exhibit

Decorated and Plain: A Mennonite and Amish Sampler Known as Plain People, 19th century Amish and Mennonites in Lancaster County had a love of beauty shown in practical, handcrafted objects that were made to be used. Experience 300 years of Mennonite and Amish life and culture through our collection of the finest handicrafts and works of art, some never displayed before. See the material beauty and simplicity wrought by Lancaster County’s “plain people” in antique furniture, one-of-a-kind fraktur, handcrafted needlework, quilts and clothing. The exhibit is organized around themes of home, land, church and school. “People of Heart and Home” displays household artifacts created and used by Mennonite and Amish artisans. “People of Faith” presents a representative meetinghouse layout of the late 1800’s as well as a homemade casket and burial clothes. “People of the Land” focuses on the Mennonite and Amish agricultural heritage, including a sampling of original, historic tools.