Located in the heart of Lancaster County, Kreider Farms is a dairy farm that welcomes tourists for a fun and educational visit! Take a break from antique stores and scenic road trips and discover all the secrets of Pennsylvania’s agriculture with a Kreider Farms tour. Hop on a bus and learn all the techniques and traditions of a dairy farm, including the land, the barns, and even the milking carousel! A Kreider Farms tour is a great way to step behind the curtain of the farming industry and have a great time with your friends and family. Many more attractions await you when you visit the Historic Smithton Inn, so don’t delay. Start planning your trip today!
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See a Dairy Farm in Action With the Kreider Farms Tour
Kreider Farms Facilities
Kreider Farms is a modernized, original homestead that was established in 1736. It’s a landmark you don’t want to miss when exploring the beautiful Lancaster landscape. The farm has been owned by the same family since the beginning and is now run by Ron Kreider, a direct descendant of that long line.
Kreider Farms has several facilities you can visit. There’s a dairy farm where more than 1,700 cows produce milk every day, a milk processing plant where all the products are bottled and boxed, and a farm shop at the heart of all farming operations.
What You See During the Kreider Farms Tour
Kreider Farms produces fresh eggs, milk, ice cream, and even some home gardening products! Going on a Kreider Farms tour is an incredible opportunity to discover the world of modern farming, as well as spending a fun day with the ones you love. Here is what you will see during your 90-minute tour:
- An interactive video and introduction at the welcome center
- A motorcoach tour of the cow palace and the maternity barn (you might even see a little cow being born!)
- The milking Merry-Go-Round carousel
- The Silo observation tower with a breathtaking view of all the farmland
- A free sample of Kreider Farms fresh milk
Tours run Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Reservations are required so make arrangements before your visit!
Spend Your Pennsylvania Vacation at the Historic Smithton Inn
Have a worry-free vacation this year at the Historic Smithton Inn! We want to make sure you are taken care of and can relax in the best conditions possible. Our accommodations are the perfect mix of elegance and comfort and will provide you with an authentic Pennsylvania experience.
Book our Blue Bird Room and unwind in a serene and peaceful atmosphere. They say blue is the color of dreams, and that holds true in this beautiful room! Take a hot bath in the private bathroom, then put on a soft, complimentary robe and nestle up by the fireplace with a good book. Enjoy a delicious glass of wine with your significant other and get a good night’s sleep in the comfortable queen bed. Wake up the next day to the sound of birds chirping outside your window and enjoy a homemade breakfast before your next adventure!
Book your stay today at the Historic Smithton Inn! We look forward to hosting you.