This large outdoor museum of Pennsylvania German culture, folk traditions, decorative arts, and language had its start when George and Henry Landis established a small museum here in the 1920s to exhibit family heirlooms. After the state acquired the Landis Valley Museum in the 1950s, it blossomed into a 21-building "living arts" complex. The costumed practitioners -- clockmakers and clergymen, tavern keepers and tinsmiths, storekeepers, teachers, printers, weavers, and farmers -- are experts in their fields and are generous with samples, which are also for sale in the shop. Check the website for fun-filled special events throughout the year.
- © Frommer's 2013