Visiting Bird-in-Hand can seem like a magical experience: just minutes from city nightlife and bustling shopping centers, the world suddenly turns peaceful and quiet. The calming, rolling farmland creates a perfect backdrop for bonding with loved ones. It’s the ideal place to bring the whole family for a week, or for couples to savor some time away for the weekend.

You’ll find that Bird-in-Hand is full of welcoming people who would love to have you stay for a while. Whether you have one day or a whole week to spend with us, it’s a great place to experience unique Lancaster attractions. Plus, we can’t forget all the delicious Amish cooking! Whether you try a whoopie pie (trust us, you’ll be in for a treat) or a full Amish feast, you’ll be experiencing some of the best food you’ve ever eaten. 

Amish Experience Buggy RideOne-Day Lancaster Attractions

Bird-in-Hand is located close to Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York City, and Washington D.C., so day trips are a fantastic way to visit Lancaster! Visitors on quick trips to Lancaster still have enough time to experience a buggy ride, get a peek at how the Amish live and pick up some handcrafted goods to take home.

Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord

Long Weekends in Lancaster

Spending two or three days in Bird-in-Hand will give you time to enjoy many of Lancaster’s attractions at a relaxed pace. In addition to doing all of the best day trip activities, you can add in homecooked meals or a more personalized Lancaster Amish tour.

Experience QuiltsA Week in Amish Country

Visiting for a week or more is the best way to experience all the Lancaster fun there is to be had! Spend some more time at the farmers’ market, try your hand at traditional Amish crafts, and if you’re feeling extra adventurous, try a unique Lancaster Amish tour by bicycle.

  • Learn about Amish quilting at the Mennonite Information Center and contribute your own square to a quilt that will raise money for a charitable organization.
  • The Bird-in-Hand Stage delivers wholesome and heartwarming productions for the whole family, paired with a delicious Pennsylvania Dutch feast before or after the show!
  • Take an Amish dinner tour by bicycle and experience a home-cooked meal with a local Amish family. Bikes are included for the eight-mile ride.
  • Go on an adventure with Strasburg Scooters. Explore the backroads, covered bridges, and other hidden treasures through the beautiful Amish Farmland.
  • on a guided scooter.
  • See the Amish Country like never before – from the sky! The United States Hot Air Balloon Team will have you souring over rolling farmland in an exciting, picture-perfect way. If you’re staying with us, add this high-souring adventure as part of your experience.

Amish Experience FeastLancaster Fun for Groups

Nearly all Lancaster attractions can accommodate any number of travelers. However, some experiences are best had in a group! These educational — and delicious — events are an unforgettable way to bond with friends, coworkers, and family members.

  • Experience an Amish wedding feast styled dinner and learn about this community tradition from your New Order Amish host.
  • The  Everyday Life of An Amish Woman is an immersive piece of theater that will entertain and educate your group about what it’s like to live and work in the Amish community. 
  • Join the Smuckers on the family farm for The Cornfield Banquet. The banquet serves up delicious farm-fresh meals (served under a tent between the rows of corn) and offers a taste of Amish Country you’ll never forget.

Planning a Trip to Amish Country

Whether you’re just stopping by for a day or letting us welcome you to our town for a week or more, the Bird-in-Hand Family Inn is a great place to start planning your trip full of memories. The friendly owners and staff can help you pick the best Lancaster attractions for your visit, from educational experiences to eating all the great food…or both! Start planning your trip to Amish Country today.