Amish Culture Tours

​        Visit the Old Order Amish Settlement of western New York's Conewango Valley

Step-on guides for large and small groups
for scheduling contact Jim Berry by phone or text at
 (716) 499-9077
or by email at 
[email protected]

See a typical Itinerary below

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Typical Tour for the Amish Tour:

10:00 AM             Meet at the Meet at the Leon Historical Society in Leon, New York for welcome and orientation to the Old Order Amish Settlement of the Conewango Valley: history, life, religion and culture. Coffee and Amish doughnuts.

10:15                     Leave Leon for Cherry Creek. Guides provide narrative interpretation of Amish schools and the natural history of the valley along the way.

11:00                     Arrive at home of Noah and Mattie Hostetler and their quilt and gift shop. Dozens of beautiful handmade quilts are on display for sale as well as other gift items, preserves and maple syrup. Possible sawmill tour/demonstration.

11:30                     Leave Hostetler home for short drive to A&B Shoes-N-Boots and custom tarp shop, where proprietor Andrew Miller will discuss Amish life and answer questions.

12:15 PM             Lunch

1:00                        Leave for short drive to Uri and Barbara Miller’s baked goods shop in Conewango, which sells a variety of breads, pies, other baked goods and candies.

1:30                        Travel into the heart of Amish country, through the scenic rolling hills of the valley. Stop include a roadside cemetery, where guides will discuss Amish  birth, marriage and burial customs.

2:00                        Arrive at Valley View Cheese Shop, which sells many Amish-made items in addition to fresh cheese curds and other cheeses.

2:45                        Short drive to Raber’s Blacksmith Shop. Ferrier Daniel Raber will discuss, and possibly demonstrate how a horse is shod and answer questions about the Amish and their horses.

3:30                        Short drive back to our starting point in Leon, where our tour will conclude. Another chance for questions and answers, and farewell.  Wine, coffee, snacks and Q & A at the Leon Historical Society.

4:30                        Depart for Home

The 7 hour flexible time-frame allows for Amish shops being closed without prior notice or unexpected delays due to weather or road conditions. Also, opportunities for clients to witness Amish life may present themselves that participants may wish to experience firsthand, such as haying, planting, or horseshoeing. As long as time allows, such opportunities are sure to enrich the participant's experience of Amish country.