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Reviewing Lancaster Pennsylvania's Best

Bird In Hand Village, Pennsylvania
Lancaster Amish Country

The community of Bird-in-Hand was founded in 1734. The legend of the naming of Bird-in-Hand concerns the time when the Old Philadelphia Pike was surveyed between Lancaster and Philadelphia. According to legend two road surveyors discussed whether they should stay at their present location or go on to the town of Lancaster. One of them supposedly said, "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush," and so they stayed.

Today a visit to the Village of Bird-in-Hand, population approx 300, is like returning to a bygone era.  Visiting this quaint little town you will find small, friendly shops that line the main street, regional homegrown Lancaster County foods and places to stay where you'll feel like you have stepped back in time.  Visit the old-fashioned Farmer's Market in the center of town where you can buy fresh foods, handmade crafts and homegrown produce.


The town holds annual events that include Fire and Ambulance Volunteer Appreciation Week, Bird-in-Hand Community Days and Amish Marketplace, and festive Christmas events in early December.

Some of Bird-in-Hand's attractions include:

Abe's Buggy Rides

Amish Country Tours

Aaron & Jessica's Buggy Rides

Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market

Plain and Fancy Farm

Water's Edge Miniature Golf

Americana Museum of Bird-in-Hand

Amish Country Homestead

Old Village Store

Weavertown One-Room Schoolhouse (now closed)

Bird-in-Hand Friends Meetinghouse

Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant and Smorgasbord

Bird-in-Hand Bakery

Bird-in-Hand Bake Shop

The Family Cupboard Restaurant and Buffet

Glick's Foods, Quilts & Crafts

Kauffman's Fruit Farm and Market

Life Enhancing Acres Organic Farm Foods

Miller's Natural Foods

Plain and Fancy Farm Restaurant

Amish Country Motel

AmishView Inn and Suites

Bird-in-Hand Family Inn

Bird-in-Hand Village Inn & Suites

Greystone Manor Bed and Breakfast

Leaman's Country Lodging

Mill Creek Homestead and Bed and Breakfast

Riverside Guest House




The Old Village Store is a general store located in Bird in Hand (Bird-in-Hand) Lancaster County, PA. and is a must-see if you are in the area.  The hardware store is one the oldest operating hardware stores in the country.  Be sure to take a look at the old gas pumps located outside of The Old Village Store.
The Old Village Store is more than just another store or craft shop.  Every room in the establishment has hundreds of antique items many of which would have been found in a general store a hundred years ago.





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