The Pennsylvania Amish in Lancaster County dates back to the 16th century Reformation in Europe, when the Anabaptist movement spurred the creation of three “plain” communities: the Amish, Mennonites and Brethren. Although these spiritual groups have similarities, the Amish are the most conservative, emphasizing humility, family, community and separation from the non-Amish world, which includes a reluctance to adopt modern conveniences such as electricity. This community is so charming and interesting to visit; everyone was so humble and friendly. We eat lunch at an Amish style cafe and the food was excellent! We plan on going back for a longer visit.
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