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Amish Community

The Amish are a religious community that bears the s. XIX lifestyle, all traditional clothing, customs and resist the use of electricity and other modern conveniences.
There are currently about 22 Amish settlements between the United States and Canada. The largest settlement is located in Holmes County (Ohio), followed by Lancaster County (Pennsylvania).
Amish Community

Amish Community

The Ordnung is the set of rules followed by Amish communities, may differ from one community to another. These are issued by the Amish church, ranging from the dress to the limitations and prohibitions on the use of electricity or phones.
The language used by the Amish at home is a German dialect, some families already speak English.
Amish wagons

Amish wagons

A visit to the Amish community of Lancaster, is a journey into the past, to know the most traditional customs.

Along Highway 30 and 340 there are several demonstration farms.

Amish Community Location Map

Amish Community Location Map

Distance from New York: 240km.
Direction: SouthWest.
Travel Time: 2 horas y media aproximadamente.
Car: By the Lincoln Tunnel to New Jersey (I-95) take the I-276 address Turnpike/Florence/US-130 Pennsylvania; Take the 326 exit on I-76 Valley Forge/US-202/I-476/Philadelphia direction and finally right onto US-202 S.
By tour: The best is to combine the Philadelphia tour with Lancaster County because they are so close.
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