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Mennonite Life Visitors Center

Formerly the Mennonite Information Center, the visitors center is your jumping-off point to learning about Mennonites and all Mennonite Life has to offer. Our friendly team will help you find experiences that meet your curiosity about Mennonites. Watch a movie, book a custom countryside tour, learn about what you can experience on our two campuses!

Mennonite Life Museum

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. 

1719 Museum

The oldest homestead in Lancaster County

The 1719 Herr House, built in that year by Christian and Anna Herr, is the oldest surviving house in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. It is the oldest original Mennonite meeting house still standing in the Western Hemisphere.

Biblical Tabernacle

Tour the Biblical Tabernacle

A Biblical Tabernacle reproduction was created in the late 1940s, as the “Moses Tabernacle in the Wilderness,” by a Baptist minister in St. Petersburg, Florida. Mennonites later purchased the replica and made it available for tours at the Visitors Center.

For over 60 years this exhibit has offered a unique experience, and it’s been invaluable for students of the Bible and cultural studies. Thousands of people visit the Biblical Tabernacle Experience each year.

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