Explore the oldest homestead in Lancaster County

The 1719 Hans Herr House is a registered historic landmark and family-friendly destination, minutes from downtown Lancaster.


Visit the 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum

Take a walk back in time. See, hear, smell, touch and taste American history.


Home of the Lancaster Longhouse

The Longhouse will provide space and resources to teach local Native American history to both adult visitors and school groups on the grounds of the 1719 Hans Herr House in Willow Street, Pennsylvania.



The 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum is open: April 1- November 30

Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

45 minute tours of the Herr House are offered at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

45 minute tours of the Lancaster Longhouse are offered at 10 a.m., 12 noon and 2 p.m.


For hundreds of years, south-central Pennsylvania was home to a series of Native American tribes, including the Shenks Ferry, Conoy, Lenape, Mohawk, Nanticoke, Seneca, Shawnee and Susquehannock peoples. Learn about their rich history with the Lancaster Longhouse at the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum.


Help support the Herr House in its mission to collect, preserve, and interpret artifacts relating to the history, life, and faith of Lancaster County’s first European settlers and those they met on arrival. Become a member today!


Small Groups

Lancaster Roots

Lancaster Roots is the combined events of the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society and the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. Through public presentations, food, music, field trips, and stories, these events reveal Lancaster and its people: Their stories, culture, and history. Find upcoming events here.