Take a journey back in time. You can hear the clip-clop of horses’ hooves alongside the roar of car and trucks. Notice the children working in the fields, shop in one of the large malls or make your way to one of the small family shops nearby. You will likely see a community of people known for their religiously-focused culture, plain dress and lack of modern conveniences. Meet Lancaster County, Pennsylvania’s Amish People.
Almost 300 years ago a small Amish community arrived from Europe and settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The Amish were persecuted in their country of origin and moved to Pennsylvania during a time when William Penn was promoting religious and cultural freedom. Today, the Amish have an unassuming and highly-productive community whose way of life has changed little since settling in Lancaster County.
In general, the Lancaster Amish shy away from the use of modern technology and conveniences including electricity, cars and computers. The Amish want to avoid being drawn into temptations associated with technology that might threaten to deteriorate their values.
Posted: July 15, 2017
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Amish live in these towns in Pennsylvania Lancaster, Bird in Hand, Strasburg, Ronks
Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 2 hours, 45 minutes
Lakewood: 2 hours, 20 minutes
Monsey: 3 hours