2018 Christmas Candlelight Tours - Dec 6, 7, & 8

Experience the grounds of the Herr House and Longhouse by candlelight while learning from local craftsmen and historians about the history of printing and bookbinding. Advance tickets required.

Explore the oldest homestead in Lancaster County


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

Visit the 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum


Take a walk back in time. See, hear, smell, touch and taste American history.

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.


The 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum is open:
April 1 – November 30
Monday – Saturday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

45 minute tours of the Herr House are offered at:
– 9:00 a.m.
– 11:00 a.m.
– 1:00 p.m.
– 3:00 p.m.

45 minute tours of the Lancaster Longhouse are offered at:
– 10:00 a.m.
– 12:00 noon
– 2:00 p.m.

Find more details about admissions here.


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!


Small Groups

Lancaster Roots

Lancaster Roots is the combined events of the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society and the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. Through public presentations, food, music, field trips, and stories, these events reveal Lancaster and its people: Their stories, culture, and history. Find upcoming events here.


Support our business supporters!

Lancaster Roots programming is made possible with the help of our generous Sponsors. Please support them. In addition, we are grateful for the support of our Business Partners.