Penn Dutch Adventures: From Amish Heritage to Hersheypark Delights, Lasting School Tours Await!

Plan Your Next Student Trip to Penn Dutch

Gain an appreciation for a different lifestyle while on your school trips by scheduling one of eduStars student tours to Penn Dutch. The Amish Colony of Lancaster County, PA, is America’s oldest Amish settlement, where thousands still live a very plain lifestyle as the Amish have done for centuries.  Arriving in Dutch country allows your students to step back in time to enjoy a slower, more peaceful pace – one where the horse and buggy remains a primary form of transportation and agriculture and crafts are some of the main industries. This class trip gives your students an appreciation for today’s comfort that is a normal part of their everyday life. Once you’ve experienced an Amish restaurant and toured the countryside and village of these extraordinary people, allow your trip to take a tasty turn. Make sure that your student tours itinerary includes a trip to Hersheypark where the legendary chocolate bar is still produced. Afterwards, take a tour of Kitchen Kettle Village to experience the cooking of fresh salsa, jams, jellies, and bread. No matter which options your student trips to Penn Dutch include, your students will enjoy every second of it.

Customized Itinerary

While on your student tour, you and your kids may see:

Amish Country & Amish Countryside»

While visiting the Amish in Lancaster, PA, your students will enjoy this great class trip. They will have the chance to experience the families, farmers and craftsmen in Lancaster and learn about their deeply religious, family-centered lifestyle. While in the Pennsylvania Amish Country, your group will enjoy the scenic landscape including rolling hills, farms, crops, and windmills, with the Amish riding in their horse-drawn buggies. While it may feel like a movie set, this is actually real life!

Dinner at an Amish Restaurant »

When your group is in Lancaster and staying for dinner, say goodbye to fast foods and pizza. At eduSTAR, we recommend going to a real Amish restaurant. At several restaurants, you can get made-from-scratch fried chicken, Lancaster County style chicken pot pie, vegetables from the farm, shoofly pie and much more.

Hersheypark »

Hersheypark was founded in 1905 by Milton S. Hershey, as a leisure park for the employees of the Hershey Chocolate Company. Today, Hersheypark is one of the most popular theme parks on the east coast. Hersheypark has 12 thrilling roller coasters, including the new Skyrush, and over 65 rides and attractions. If you bring your bathing suits, the park has 9 unique water attractions in The Boardwalk At Hersheypark. Next to the park is Hershey’s Chocolate World, a visitors’ center that contains shops, restaurants, and a chocolate factory-themed ride.

Intercourse Pretzel Factory »

Another fun stop on your class trip to Lancaster, PA, is a tour of the Intercourse Pretzel Factory. While at the store early in the day, the students can stand on a platform that overlooks the room where pretzels are made. Your students will learn the process and then everyone will get a piece of pretzel dough and they will learn how to make a pretzel.

Jacob's Choice 3D Movie »

Jacob’s Choice” is a compelling movie about the everyday life of today’s Amish family. During the movie, your students will learn about Jacob, a teenage boy who has a decision to make. His dilemma is having to choose between joining the Amish church or leaving behind family and community to become a part of the modern world. This lifetime decision is faced by every young adult member of an Amish family. Of all of the Amish attractions, this movie is the best for your students on your student tour. Your students will leave “Jacob’s Choice” with a better understanding of what it means to be Amish.

Kitchen Kettle Village »

Kitchen Kettle Village is well known as a canning kitchen. Right before their eyes, your group will experience the cooking of Pennsylvania Dutch sweets like jelly, jam and butter, fresh baked goods and delicious canned goods like relish, salsa and pickles. The Village also has 42 unique shops, a great history and views, delicious food and fun for all on your school trip

When thinking about your student trip to Penn Dutch, you may also consider adding on Philadelphia, New York City, Washington D.C., Gettysburg, and Baltimore.

At eduSTAR, we can customize your itinerary to make your class trip well worth it!

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