Ohio Amish Country

From Somerset County, Pennsylvania, the first people of Amish faith came to Ohio and settled along the Sugar and Walnut creeks in 1809. Today 35,000 Amish live in a region composed of five counties - Holmes, Wayne, Ashland, Tuscarawas, and Coshocton. Explore the land rife with Amish culture and history. Nosh on Artisan cheeses and dine in an Amish home. Learn about Amish history & heritage and explore their handmade quilts, carvings, and glass. Take a Fun Trip to Amish Country Today!

Duration
5 Days /4 Nights

Group size
35

Customization
Available!
Tour Inclusions: 4 nights’ accommodation; 4 breakfasts; 1 lunch; 4 dinners; admissions, entrance, and guide fees as stated in the itinerary, including taxes, and gratuity, except gratuity for guide fees is not included on adult tours unless otherwise requested. Based on 35 paying passengers and one (1) comp in double occupancy.
Highlights:
  • Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center
  • Cyclorama Guided Tour
  • Berlin Village Gift Barn
  • Guided Amish Country Narrated Tour
  • Amish Basket Maker
  • World’s Largest Cuckoo Clock
  • Amish County Theater
  • Tour the Walnut Creek Farm
  • Horse-Drawn Wagon Ride
  • Victorian House Museum & Glass Museum

Sample Itinerary:
Day 1 - Arrivals
  • Arrive to Berlin, Ohio and check-in to your local area hotel prior to walking for dinner included at a local favorite. Return to your hotel for the evening. (Meals: D)
 
Day 2 - Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center, Heini’s Cheese Chalet, Amish Country Narrated Tour, & Amish Home Dinner
  • Enjoy breakfast included before visiting the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center.
  • Experience the history of the Amish & Mennonites. A 10 foot by 265-foot circular mural, called Behalt, houses a unique educational experience.
  • Explore, stop in the one-room school & pioneer barn to learn about Amish education and Amish transportation, and enjoy a Guided Tour of the cyclorama.
  • Enjoy a tour at Heini’s Cheese Chalet. It is the retail home and tourist attraction of Bunker Hill Cheese. The cheese is produced with 100% local farm milk, primarily source from local farms. Foodies will love the unique experience of the Copper Kettle Room with sampling and demos of Jams, Jellies, Smoked Meats, Sauces as well as Fresh Roasted Peanuts.
  • Enjoy lunch included & spend free time at the Berlin Village Gift Barn. Converted from an old dairy barn the Village Gift Barn offers unique shopping with a personalized experience. You will find modern home décor and the latest fashion trends throughout the shoppe!
  • Depart on back roads for a Guided Amish Country Narrated Tour.
  • Arrive at the Amish Bulk Food Store, & meet an Amish Basket Maker. She is from the Swartzentruber Amish group. She also has goat soap, jellies, candy, rugs, and wooden stools for sale in her amazing shop.
  • Our next stop will be an Amish Quilting Demonstration with Ada and her Dan Order Amish Home, where he will demonstrate Amish quilting.
  • Enjoy dinner included this evening at an Amish home. Return to the hotel for the evening. (Meals: B, L, D)
 
Day 3 - Alpine Hills Historical Museum, David Warther Carvings, Dutch Valley, & Amish Country Theater
  • Enjoy breakfast included at the hotel this morning prior to a visit to the Alpine Hills Historical Museum. Watch a short video on the Amish culture and the Swiss immigrants impact on the area's rich history, and continue your tour through numerous audio-visual displays that take you back in time to an 1895 fire house, a 1900's Amish kitchen, an 1890 Swiss cheese house, an early wood shop, and even an early newspaper printing shop.
  • Depart on foot and walk across the street to see the World’s Largest Cuckoo Clock. At 11am, enjoy a little show as the cuckoo bird pops out, music plays, and the couple dances!
  • Enjoy lunch on own while visiting.
  • Tour David Warther Carvings. The exhibit features over 80 carvings made by David Warther, a 5th generation carver of Swiss heritage. The carvings created by Warther depict the "History of the Ship" from 1st Dynasty Egypt to present day. Created in miniature from legal antique elephant tusk ivory and ebony wood the details include intricate scrimshaw engraving and finely carved ivory rigging lines that measure just twice the thickness of a human hair. David carves daily in his on-site workshop where he regularly demonstrates carving techniques to the visiting public.
  • While visiting, walk out to the hilltop portico and clock tower pavilion with its observation deck that provides exceptional views and photo opportunities of the neighboring Amish farms in Walnut Valley.
  • Enjoy free time to shop at Dutch Valley Gifts and Dutch Valley Market.
  • This evening, dinner is included at a local favorite prior to a show at the Amish County Theater and enjoy an evening of an amazing artistic performance where you will meet a nationally acclaimed Ventriloquist and his friend, whose comedy has taken them all around the world including 14 national television appearances. (Meals: B, D)
 
Day 4 - Farm at Walnut Creek & Victorian House Museum and Glass Museum
  • Enjoy breakfast this morning prior to touring the Farm at Walnut Creek. The Farm at Walnut Creek hosts over 500 animals, comprised of species from six of the seven continents. View and hand-feed the animals while on a horse-drawn wagon ride. Tour their non-electric Amish farmhouses, and experience a working Amish farm. Depending on the time of year you may see plowing, thrashing, canning, quilting, and more.
  • Shop ‘til you drop at the Holmes County Flea Market. This climate-controlled single level 55,000-square-foot building is made up of 4 separate wings and houses over 60 distinct vendors.
  • Enjoy lunch on own at the on-site restaurant or other food vendors.
  • Visit the Victorian House Museum and Glass Museum, found on the National Register of Historic Places, this 28 room Queen Anne style home serves as the Holmes County Historical Society's museum of Victoriana and features a collection of Holmes County history.
  • The Millersburg Glass Museum features an interpretive room where guests can familiarize themselves with the history of the local glass plant, its workers, and its owner, John Fenton. Absorb the chronological arrangement of the magnificent glasswork created from the factory and its kilns. Find out why these sterling masterpieces remain works of art cherished by collectors worldwide.
  • Enjoy free time to shop in Downtown Millersburg prior to dinner included at a Tavern tonight. Depart and return to your hotel for the evening. (Meals: B, D)
 
Day 5 - Depart for Home
  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning prior to checking out & departing for home. (Meals: B)

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