On of my favorite shops in Downtown Lancaster is BUiLDiNG CHARACTER – especially when my husband & I are working on restoring parts of our house, or looking for unique gifts for family and friends. BUiLDiNG CHARACTER is a place where shoppers can spend hours perusing art, gently used fashionable clothing, handmade jewelry and metalcraft, antiques and collectibles, custom greeting cards and works of art by local crafts people, most of whom employ green practices and recycling methods to create their inventory.
During your visit to Lancaster County, if you want to learn more about the life and culture of the Amish, there’s plenty of entertaining and informative ways to learn about our plain neighbors. One of the best ways to get a well-rounded view of the Amish culture is a classic Lancaster County destination, The Amish Farm and House.
The Amish Farm and House has been educating visitors since 1955. With a wide variety of activities on site (A one-room schoolhouse, scooter run, farm animals, and a woodcarver to name a few!) in addition to their classic tour of a historic 1805 farmhouse, you’ll leave their property with a great overview of our living heritage!