Pennsylvania Dutch Country Trip Planner
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This WorldWeb.com travel and tourism guide for Pennsylvania Dutch Country, featuring hotels and other accommodations, tours, attractions, events, shopping and more, will help you plan a successful visit to the Dutch Country of Pennsylvania , U.S.A.
The Pennsylvania Dutch Country is known for its rich farmland and the unique lifestyle of its locals. Many inhabitants of the area have held on to their ancestors' way of life. This is apparent in their clothing and work habits. These groups of people are commonly known as The Plain People, due to their simplistic and bible-centered lifestyle. Religious communities in the area are Amish, Mennonite and Brethren amongst others. The Amish Farm and House in the town of Lancaster offers visitors the opportunity to understand the manner in which the local Pennsylvania Dutch residents live. Located southwest of Lancaster is the town of Gettysburg, which is known for its major role in American history. In 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg took place and resulted in a large loss of life. To commemorate the deceased, the Gettysburg National Cemetery was built on the battleground. Today, the battlefield has been preserved by the National Park Service and is known as the National Military Park, which features monuments, markers and statues.
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