Visit the 1719 Herr House & Museum

We are now CLOSED FOR THE SEASON. Thank you for your patronage. See you in the Spring!

Christmas Candlelight Tours

What were the winter traditions of local Indigenous Peoples prior to European settlement? What were the holiday traditions of the Herr Family and other Mennonite families in the early 18th century?

Explore these questions through engaging storytelling and foodways demonstrations during this event hosted at the 1719 Herr House and Museum, including the Lancaster Longhouse, the evenings of December 3, December 4, and December 5.

Tickets cost $15 for adults, $7 for children aged 7-12, and there is complimentary admission for children under 7. Choose a 6 pm or 7:15 pm start time. A limited number of tickets are available. We encourage you to purchase them early at

Festive snacks and baked goods will be available to purchase. Guests must wear masks and observe social distancing.

Hiring an Administrative Assistant

1719 Herr House & Museum is looking to hire an Administrative Assistant (8 hours/week).

For a job description, click To apply for this position, please send a resumé and a letter of intent to

Tiffany Fisk, 1849 Hans Herr Dr, Willow Street, PA 17584, or email,

Explore the oldest homestead in Lancaster County

The 1719 Herr House is a registered historic landmark and family-friendly destination, minutes from downtown Lancaster.

Home of the Lancaster Longhouse

The Longhouse provides space and resources to teach local Native American history to both adult visitors and school groups on the grounds of the 1719 Hans Herr House in Willow Street, Pennsylvania.



Find more details about admissions here.

Group tours may be scheduled on other days depending on the availability of volunteers & staff.


For hundreds of years, south-central Pennsylvania was home to a series of Native American tribes, including the Shenks Ferry, Conoy, Lenape, Mohawk, Nanticoke, Seneca, Shawnee and Susquehannock peoples. Learn about their rich history with the Lancaster Longhouse at the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum.


Help support the Herr House in its mission to collect, preserve, and interpret artifacts relating to the history, life, and faith of Lancaster County’s first European settlers and those they met on arrival. Become a member today!