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Amish and Mennonite Country

Remember that Amish stores are not open on Sundays.

Pittsburgh Region

  • Lawrence County: Amish Countryside
    Located one hour north of Pittsburgh, the Old Order Amish community of approximately 1,500 people lives in farms that surround the quaint villages of New Wilmington and Volant in the northern section of the county. This site from the Lawrence County Tourist Promotion Agency offers a self-guided driving tour from their tourist guide.
  • Meyersdale Local Tourism
    Information on Meyersdale, located 85 miles southeast of Pittsburgh in Somerset County, from the Meyersdale Library, including "Amish Country: A Guide to Sites and Shopping".
  • Smicksburg and Dayton
    These two communities, located 60 miles northeast of Pittsburgh in Indiana County, are home to 289 Old Order Amish families. As you drive through the area, you will see some small Amish-owned shops that offer things such as shoe repair, bulk foods, home-baked goods, wood crafts, etc.
 

Pennsylvania

 

Ohio

The Ohio Amish area west of New Philadelphia can be explored in a long day trip or more leisurely over a weekend. Very good for cheese and bulk food stores. Also for bricks.

 

Indiana

  • Amish Country - Northern Indiana
    The official website of the Elkhart County Convention and Visitors Bureau representing the communities of Elkhart, Bristol, Middlebury, Shipshewana, Goshen, Nappanee, and Wakarusa.
  • Goshen College
    a four-year, liberal arts college owned by and operated as a ministry of the Mennonite Church
  • Menno-Hoff
    A nonprofit organization that offers a non-commercial setting for Shipshewana visitors to learn accurate information about the faith and life of Mennonites and Amish in north-central Indiana, one of the world's largest Anabaptist communities.
  • Shipshewana Amish Backroads
    Tourism information for Shipshewana, Indiana from the Shipshewana/LaGrange County Convention & Visitors Bureau.
  • Shipshewana Retail Merchant Association
    Information on their flea market and auctions, places to eat and stay, shops.
  • Yoder Department Store
    Offers fabric, shoes, hats, clothing, home and gardening goods in Shipshewana, Indiana.
 

Directories

  • Amish America
    This website by Erik Wesner will inundate you with ads but it does have interesting information on the various Amish communities in the United States and Canada.
  • Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia (GAMEO)
    GAMEO provides reliable information on Anabaptist-related (Amish, Mennonite, Hutterite, Brethren in Christ) topics, including history, theology, biography, institutions and local congregations. GAMEO is a project of the Mennonite Historical Society of Canada, Mennonite Church USA Historical Committee, Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission, Mennonite Central Committee, Mennonite World Conference and the Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism.