Field Trips

wagonridebyblacksmithe-maillarge.jpgLandis Valley Village & Farm Museum is a wonderful destination for field trips.  Reservations are taken year-round.  Due to their great popularity, we strongly suggest making your plans three (3) months in advance.

To make a reservation, please contact Sheri Brown, Education Coordinator.

For your safety, convenience, and peace of mind, please note the following:

Convenient Facilities

Landis Valley offers ample free bus parking, and the grounds are dotted with plenty of picnic areas and restroom facilities.

Cancellation Policy

Landis Valley programs run in all weather conditions, so last-minute cancellations are not refundable.  Pre-paid workshops are refundable only if cancelled at least 30 days before your visit.

Timing

Please arrive at least fifteen (15) minutes before your scheduled tour or workshop and allow 2-3 hours for the complete museum experience.

Simple Directions

Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum is 2.5 miles northeast of Lancaster on Rte. 272 (Oregon Pike), a marked exit off both Rtes. 30 and 222.

Accomodations for the Physically Challenged

Many Landis Valley buildings are wheelchair accessible, although the pathways between buildings are unpaved.  Please call in advance to discuss any special needs.  For the hearing impaired, PA TDD relay service is available, toll-free, at 1-800-654-5984.

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PA State & Homeschool Educational Standards met by a field trip

Trip Checklist & Planner

Chaperone Planner

Post-trip Ideas

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How far ahead should I make my reservations? - We suggest making reservations a minimum of 3 months before you plan on coming, especially if you are interested in one of our Hands-on Workshops.
  2. Do I need to make a deposit? - No, however, payment in full is due upon arrival by one check or credit card.
  3. Are there lunch facilities? - There is a picnic grove area for use, however, during inclement weather we suggest making arrangements to eat on your school bus.
  4. Can I purchase food and drinks? - Drinks and light snacks can be purchased at the Landis Valley Museum Store.
  5. Is there a museum store that my students can visit? - Yes and we encourage children to visit the Landis Valley Museum Store.
  6. What happens if there is inclement weather when we are scheduled to come? - Our site and workshops are open and running rain or shine.
  7. What is there to do for students if we do not take a workshop? - There are self-guided tours during the peak season with interpreters or craftspeople in the buildings.  In the off-season, a guided tour can be scheduled.  Students can also visit our animals and take rides on the horse-drawn wagons (wagon rides are weather and season dependent).
  8. Is there an extra fee for Hands-on Workshops? - Yes, there is an additional fee for students and chaperones.
  9. What is the policy for chaperones? - We encourage one chaperone per ten students.  We allow one free chaperone per ten students.  All additional chaperones will pay an admission fee and a workshop fee if applicable.
  10. When I check in what will I need?  Where will I check in at? - You will use the front entrance near the cemetery to enter the Visitor Center.  When you check in you will need the accurate count of students and chaperones and payment in full.