Museum and Grounds

The 1719 Hans Herr House Museum contains buildings and exhibits tracing the formation of Lancaster County and early America, including three Pennsylvania German farmhouses; several barns; a blacksmith shop, smokehouse and outdoor bake oven and an extensive collection of farm equipment spanning three centuries. The 1719 House itself is the oldest building in Lancaster County and the oldest Mennonite meetinghouse in the Americas.

A collection of Colonial and religious artifacts are housed in the Visitor’s Center.

Added recently is a replica Native American longhouse to honor Pennsylvania’s Native People. Longhouses—large multi-family homes made of logs, saplings and tree bark—once dotted Pennsylvania’s landscape. The Lancaster Longhouse is one of the only interactive outdoor exhibits of Native life in Pennsylvania and one of few similar buildings in the nation.