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.
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.
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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February 11 @ 9:00 am
1719 Museum Tour Guide Training
Registration for our tour guide training is currently at…Learn More
February 13 @ 6:30 pm
Fooling with the Amish: Book Signing & Presentation
Dirk Eitzen, PhD, is Professor of Film and Media…Learn More
February 17 @ 1:00 pm
Winter Workshop: Fraktur Sampler Booklet
In this winter workshop, explore the Pennsylvania German art…Learn More