Take a scenic drive along the 160 mile Amish Country Byway to see working farms, families gathering in their yards, quaint homes, lots of buggies, and really stunning rolling green hills. You can do the entire 160 miles in about 4 hours, or take a couple of days to make it a more leisurely road trip.
Can you visit Amish towns?
You can tour a real Amish farm and get a feel of their lifestyle. You can go for a buggy ride or go for a guided tour of different farms in the area. There are even museums that you can visit to learn more about the history of the Amish.
Do the Amish use mirrors?
While the Amish do not take pictures of themselves, they do use mirrors. The use of a mirror is allowed because unlike a picture, it is not a graven image. Women use mirrors to do their hair and men use mirrors to shave.
The second largest & oldest Amish Community in the U.S. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is the most well known and popular Amish settlement to visit. Lancaster County is a lot more diverse than Holmes County, Ohio. The settlement has a lot more of the “New order” of Amish and is thus the most commercialised.
Is Amish Country real?
Lancaster County, also called Amish country, sprawls across south-central Pennsylvania, 90 minutes west of Philadelphia.
What is the difference between Mennonites and Amish?
Amish people live in close-knit communities and dont become part of the other population, whereas Mennonite lives as a part of the population not as separate communities. Amish strictly follow the non-resistance, whereas Mennonites follow non-violence and are known as peacemakers.