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The Attractions at Amish Acres

Amish Acres Historic Farm & Heritage Resort in Nappanee, Indiana celebrates historic preservation through education, enlightenment and entertainment.

To make your visit enjoyable use this index of attractions as your guide. Whether you come for the day, stay for a play, spend the night, Amish Acres and Northern Indiana Amish Country are at your finger tips.

The farmstead is listed in The National Register of Historic Places. It was homesteaded by the first Amish settlers to Indiana. Barbara Stahly brought her sons to Elkhart County in 1839. By 1873 Barbara’s son Christian had purchased land for his son Moses to begin clearing the land and farming the soil.

Amish Acres AttractionsSince its split from the Swiss Brethren in 1693 the Amish have been practicing conservation as an integral part of their rural lifestyle. Conservation of resources simply common sense. In today’s modern world it seems necessary to label conservation as green and hold seminars and summits to discuss it. Such events are seldom attended by Amish farmers.

Read a recent article about Amish Acres by Charlene & Richard Mixa from

Amish AcresAn Artist's Overview of Amish Acres
The historic restoration with its award winning restaurants, hotels, musical theatre, and tours have earned Amish Acres the designation of "Indiana's number-one tourist attraction"
by Travel Trade Magazine. This colorful map is handed out to those taking Amish Acres Guided Tour.


An Artist's Overview of Nappanee's Countryside
There is nowhere more peaceful than Nappanee's countryside during planting, growing, and harvesting season. It is dotted with large Amish farms and small stores and shops. This map includes 100 interesting places to visit and things to see. Five bicycle and walking trails throughout Nappanee and Elkhart County are color coded for your enjoyment. This colorful map is handed out to those taking Amish Acres Guided Tour.


Guided House & Farm Tour
Amish AcresExperience Amish culture through a guided tour of the Stahly-Nissley_Kuhns farmstead. It is the only Amish farm listed in the National Register of Historic Places. You will see the out buldings, orginal & main houses, the Schweitzer bank barn, and out buildings. The tour includes a horse/tractor drawn wagon ride around the farm's pond where historical buildings have been preserved and moved to Amish Acres from neighboring farms.

Amish Horse and Buggy Rides
Amish AcresSleek standard breed horses pull traditional black Amish buggies down the gravel lane around the historic farm's pond and through the woods. The nostalgic clip clop of the horse's hooves is still a prevelent sound along Nappanee's county roads and city streets

Craft Demonstrations
Amish AcresSeasonal domestic craft demonstrations are practiced throughout the farm. Quilter quilt in the Gross Daadi house, bread in baked in the outdoor oven, and the broom maker is busy at work.


Family Style Dining
QuiltingEnjoy a feast of Amish country favorites with famous Threshers Dinner that features a menu that has remained virtually unchanged for over four decades.


Luncheon Hours
Between 11 am and 2 pm during the week, except Sundays, an ever changing luncheon menu is offered that features recipes from the season.

Wine TastingWine Tasting Loft
The Tasting Loft is located in the Barn Loft of Amish Acres Restaurant. Free tastings are available daily except Sundays from 5:00 pm till 6:00 pm, from Memorial Day till Labor Day. Tastings can also be arranged at your table in Amish Acres Restaurant. Carry out is available.

The Round Barn Theatre
Round Barn TheatreThe Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres is created from a 1911 round barn that was dismantled and reconstructed on the historic farm. It features a repertory season of seven main stage productions, theatre for young audiences, summer acting camps and is highlighted by Plain & Fancy, the Broadway musical about Amish life and love. Season subscriptions are popular with the theatre's patrons.

LodgingThe Inn at Amish Acres and The Nappanee Inn serve as the host hotels for Amish Acres.


Total Experience Packages

Amish Acres

Amish Acres Farmstead Visa
Enjoy the guided tour of the Farm & House, Wagon Tour, Documentary Films and Horse & Buggy Ride

Farmstead Visa

Amish Acres PastPort
Enjoy the guided tour of the Farm & House, Wagon Tour, Documentary Films, Horse & Buggy Ride, and Threshers Dinner

Amish Acres PastPort

Plain & Fancy Voucher
Enjoy the guided tour of the Farm & House, Wagon Tour, Documentary Films, Horse & Buggy Ride, and Threshers Dinner

$99 Getaway Package
Enjoy the guided tour of the Farm & House, Wagon Tour, Documentary Films, Horse & Buggy Ride, Threshers Dinner, and Theatre


Take home a taste of local fare from one of our five shops. You may also shop online and purchase gift certificates.

Federal Wetlands Reserve
A conservation program has been compiled to bring common sense back to the way we use our natural resources and treat our environment. Only modern society has forgotten  these techniques.

Historical Crops Garden
Indian Corn, Sorghum, Broom Corn, and Millet are combined in a quilt patern by the fence at the Cow Shed to illustrate the old fashioned crops that were grown on the farm throughout the last century.

Special Events
Many special events are spread throughout Amish Acres season.