Amish Country Homestead

The Fisher Family Homestead & School – Designated Lancaster County Heritage Site

A Visitor Landmark for Over 50 Years!

The Amish Country Homestead is a reflection of our commitment to accurately and sensitively portray the Amish as they live and work in today’s world. The Homestead, sitting between the Amish Experience Theater and the Plain & Fancy Farm Dining Room, is the home of the fictional Old Order Amish family of Daniel and Lizzie Fisher, whom you have met and gotten to know in the Theater’s “Jacob’s Choice.”

Inside the Homestead, we learn of Amish traditions and practices, plain clothing and life without electricity. Touring the Homestead allows us to observe up close how the Fisher family lives from day to day.

In 2010 we added the Fisher One-Room School, attached to the house, with authentic desks and furnishings. Learn about the tradition of teaching eight grades in one room.

From the pantry stocked full of freshly canned vegetables to the family’s plain clothes … from propane-powered lamps to air-compressor driven appliances…the Amish Country Homestead truly provides an insight into the complex riddles of a culture so very different from our own. Guides answer such questions as, “If a bottled gas refrigerator is permitted, why not an electric refrigerator?”