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Share an adventure with old and new friends on a learning tour with Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Our trips combine in-depth historical accuracy with engaging guides and enjoyable visits to noteworthy places in the greater Lancaster County area. (Some one-day trips travel as far as Philadelphia and New York City.)

Each tour describes a particular piece of local or regional history. Comprehensive information booklets are usually available from the tour leader. Trips begin and end at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster. Travel is aboard comfortable coach buses with careful drivers. 

To Reserve
  • Click the "Add to Cart" button after any trip below. Add an LMHS membership to receive a discount on each tour. When you're finished, click the "View Cart" button at bottom. You'll be able to change the number of reservations you're making on the "View Cart" page and then pay by credit card. (Your payment will be processed by PayPal, but you don't need a PayPal membership to purchase.)
  • Or give us a call at (717) 393-9745. We accept credit card payments over the phone, Tuesday–Saturday, 8:30 AM–4:30 PM.

Upcoming Trips

Hispanic Mennonites of Lancaster County

Saturday, August 23, 8:00 - 4:00 pm

Go back in time when several hundred folks arrived in Lancaster County PA from Puerto Rico to work in summer harvesting of tomatoes from about 1950-64. See their early lodging places, work sites, and places of worship. Hear first person accounts of initial experiences. Discover the changes as their families arrived by both hosts and guests. Become enriched by caring, friendly folks holding roots back to Puerto Rico.

A light lunch is included in the trip.

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Germany to Germantown

September 20, 2014, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Come sail with us on the Delaware River on the Kalmar Nyckel, a replica of the Swedish boat which brought the first European settlers to the Delaware Valley in 1638.  The boat is docked at Wilmington Delaware.

Visit Germantown, northern Philadelphia, to explore the first Mennonite settlement in Pennsylvania, and the center of preparation for many of the immigrants who moved on to the lands to the west, including Lancaster.

Walk a few blocks of old Philadelphia to experience some of the sites still there from original settlement years, including Episcopal and Quaker buildings.  You will also have a chance to sign your loyalty to the King of England as required in the 1700s.

Lunch is included. The sequence of the events may not be as listed above, pending reservation confirmations.

 This tour is not handicap accessible.

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Native American Tour

Saturday, November 1, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Join us as we explore the various pre-European cultures of Lancaster and  York Counties.  This tour includes various Native American sites in Manor Township, where the Susquehannocks traveled the river that bears their name, cultivating maize, beans, and squash in fields surrounding its shores.

We also stop within the 414 acres called “Indiantown,” where a remnant of Susquehannocks settled with other tribes during colonial times.  Here William Penn offered peace to the Native Americans in 1701 and colonists ruthlessly murdered what they thought were the last Indian survivors in Lancaster County in 1763.

The tour will include lunch at Shank’s Mare, overlooking the Susquehanna River at Long Level, York County, and a stop at the Native Longhouse exhibit as part of the 1719 Hans Herr House Museum. 

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    Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
    2215 Millstream Rd
    Lancaster, PA 17602-1499
    United States
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    Phone: (717) 393-9745
    Fax: (717) 393-8751
    E-mail: lmhs@lmhs.org

    Open Tuesday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Closed major holidays.
    All facilities are accessible.

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