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Pennsylvania Dutch Convention & Visitors Bureau

Witness Movie Experience Tours with special press trips to Pennsylvania Dutch Country

It's been 20 years since the award-winning movie "Witness" introduced the world to the Amish of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, and to celebrate the anniversary, you can take advantage of special Witness Movie Experience Tours! These tours will be held April - November for this anniversary year only, and will include, for the first time ever, a look behind the scenes of the farm featured in the film! The "Witness Farm," as it's known, has never before been open to visitors, and you can see it in 2005 through these special tours only! The tour will also visit the Lancaster Cultural History Museum, where you can catch a glimpse of special memorabilia from the film and explore the myths and realities of the Amish way of life, and give a glimpse of the pristine countryside of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to plan your special Witness anniversary press trip to Lancaster County! Your customized press trip will not only help you capitalize on the growing travel trend of movie tourism, but also give you a wealth of stories right here in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. 

Your trip could include...

The Official Witness Movie Experience Tour: You'll have a reserved seat on a luxury coach for this once-in-a-lifetime chance to go behind the scenes of the movie Witness.  Your tour will include a visit to the "Witness Farm" used in filming; the Lancaster Cultural History Museum's "Witness to Witness" exhibit of film memorabilia, anecdotes, and insight into the life of the Amish; and a ride through Pennsylvania Dutch Country's spectacular countryside, with other "Witness" filming locations highlighted.

Farm Stay: Stay on a working farm, just as Harrison Ford's character did in "Witness!" Lodging is available at more than 30 working farms across Pennsylvania Dutch Country, where you can try milking a cow, feeding a newborn calf, or gathering eggs from the henhouse! In addition, you'll enjoy a hearty country breakfast in the morning!

Pennsylvania Dutch Family-Style Meal: Experience a huge Pennsylvania Dutch family style meal and recreate for yourself the barn-raising meal featured in "Witness." Feast family style on Pennsylvania Dutch fried chicken, baked sausage, brown-butter noodles, dried corn, shoofly pie, and much more, and learn about the sweets and sours of Pennsylvania Dutch cooking! You definitely won't leave hungry!

Amish Quilt & Craft Shops: Explore the back roads of Pennsylvania Dutch Country to discover Amish and Mennonite-owned quilt and craft shops, where you can find incredible one-of-a-kind hand-stitched quilts made just like the one featured in the quilting bee scene of "Witness." You can also find handcrafted Amish toys like young Samuel's marble roller toy featured onscreen.

With customized itineraries to fit your story focus and audience, the opportunities are endless in Pennsylvania Dutch Country for qualified writers. Transportation to/from the region is not included.

To take advantage of this exclusive press trip opportunity

or to develop a personalized itinerary for your visit, contact:

Cara O'Donnell, Media Relations Manager

Pennsylvania Dutch Convention & Visitors Bureau

800-324-1518 or

501 Greenfield Road  Lancaster, PA 17601   P: 717.299.8901   F: 717