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Lifestyles of Faith – Past and Present in Lancaster County

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6 Days | 5 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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Unique, religious communities make up the heritage of Lancaster County, Pa. — experience their ways of life as local experts lead you on an exploration of Amish, Mennonite, Moravian and Quaker traditions. Learn about Mennonite history as you pay a visit to the 1719 Hans Herr House, and delve into the stories of the Ephrata Cloisters during an expert-led exploration of their community. Visit a business run by an Old Order Amish family, and take in lectures on Quaker and Native American faiths.


• Learn about one of America’s oldest religious communities, the Ephrata Cloister, which was founded in 1732 by German settlers.
• Explore the charming city of Lancaster as you walk through its Central Market.
• Visit the 1719 Hans Herr House, the oldest still-standing Mennonite home in the U.S.

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Walking up to a half-mile on uneven terrain, some stairs; frequent on and off bus.

Coordinated by Black Rock Retreat Center.

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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
9 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences


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