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Pennsylvania Amish

Learn about the customs and culture of the Amish of Pennsylvania; explore Amish communities; shop for Amish crafts; and plan your trip to visit PA Dutch Country or the Amish of Western PA.
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Places to Stay in Ohio Amish Country

Old Order Amish in Western Pennsylvania
Several Amish communities exist in Western Pennsylvania - including a group of approximately 280 Old Order Amish families living in the quaint villages of Smicksburg and Dayton, in Indiana County northeast of Pittsburgh.

Old Order Amish in Western Pennsylvania
Several Amish communities exist in Western Pennsylvania - including a group of approximately 1,500 Old Order Amish living in the quaint villages of New Wilmington and Volant, less than an hour's drive north of Pittsburgh.

Amish - Beliefs, History and Lifestyle of the Plain People
Learn about the history of the Amish in America and the Ordnung which rules their lifestyle, plus find a list of dos and don'ts for your next visit to Amish country.

Top Books on Amish People & Culture
Learn the history of the Amish people, explore Amish culture, and find answers to commonly asked questions about the Amish in our top picks for books on Amish history and lifestyle.

Amish Buggies
Amish buggy photographs, a trivia game, interesting facts about buggies, research on buggy accidents and more.

Amish Customs and Traditions
Learn more about the customs and traditions of the Amish, a religious group with a custom of plain living which stresses humility, family, community and separation from the world.

Amish - A Definition
Explore the similarities and differences between the Amish, Mennonites, and other Anabaptists with Atheism Guide, Austin Cline.

Amish Hex Signs
These bright, colorful decorations known as Hex Signs and often seen on Amish barns and houses, are not really superstitious symbols at all.

The Amish Lifestyle
Learn more about the lifestyle of the Amish, from their origins to their use of agriculture and modern conveniences. Includes a great section on the Amish conception of family, photos and information on the different types of Amish communities.

The Amish, Mennonites and Pennsylvania Dutch
Questions and answers concerning the similarities and differences between the Amish, Mennonites and Pennsylvania Dutch.

The Amish and Photographs
This detailed article debunks some of the misconceptions outsiders have about the Amish people's aversion to having their pictures taken.

Amish Quilts
Information on historical Amish quilts including photos and links from Quilting Guide, Susan Druding.

Amish Series and Articles
A wonderful collection of articles from past issues of Amish Country News magazine.

Driving Safely in Amish Country
Prevent a tragic accident on your next visit to Amish country by reading these recommendations from Ohio State University.

Origins of the Old Order Amish
The Amish, called "The Plain People" or Old Order Amish, originated in Switzerland about l525.

Smicksburg and Dayton
Just south of Punxsutawney, Amish farms dot the rolling landscape surrounding the beautiful towns of Dayton and Smicksburg, home to over 280 Old Order Amish families and the largest Amish settlement in western Pennsylvania.

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