About

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Simple Life Amish Tours has now combined with Amish Adventure Tours to offer tours of the Old Order Amish community that includes farms and businesses in the countryside of Pittsburgh in Western Pennsylvania.

Our tours are ideal for adults, children, families, couples, photographers, sight seers, furniture shoppers, and groups looking to enjoy a day out.

Experience a simpler pace of life!

Tour destinations may include :
  • Amish Quilt Shoppe
  • Amish Farm
  • Amish Grocery Store
  • Amish Greenhouse
  • Amish Fabric Store
  • Amish Horse and Tack Shop
  • Amish Furniture Store
  • Amish School House
  • Covered Bridge
  • The Tavern on the Square Restaurant (featuring Amish Style Country Cooking)
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About the Tour Organizer

susan-hougelmanSusan Hougelman, Owner and CEO of Western Pennsylvania Hospitality Company and former owner of  The Tavern on the Square Restaurant grew up in New Wilmington and has lived and done business with the Amish for more than twenty years. Susan says the idea for creating an Amish Tour Company came from the many  guests who would come through the doors of her businesses and ask, “Where can we go see the Amish?” At the time, there was no tourism centered around the Amish in New Wilmington and Volant, Pa. Susan would advise her guests to drive around looking for Amish people and buggies, because there was no specific place to send them. Eventually, she decided there must be a better solution. Susan sought out several Amish businesses and asked each business owner for their permission to bring people to visit their shops. They all answered affirmatively.  As a result, Simple Life Tours launched in 2013. Susan would take guests in her Honda Pilot on private tours to see the Amish. Her business grew and Susan realized that a 6 passenger vehicle was just not enough to handle the guests that wanted to tour Amish Country.  In 2109, Susan along with her husband Joseph purchased a 15 passenger Ford Transit sightseeing van and created a new tour company called Amish Adventures.  They set up a kiosk, at the Premium Outlets of Grove City and beginning May 1st of 2019 will begin their new business. Practically speaking, the Amish businesses are hard to find because they don’t market or hang signage to advertise. Also, many people feel uncomfortable going into an Amish business on their own. “That’s why our tours are wonderful. They bridge the gap between the public and the Amish community.”  Tour guests go home with everything from Homemade Apple butter, Cookies, Flowers and Pumpkins to Quilts and even Amish made furniture. Beyond the hand crafted items they may pick up, visitors inevitably leave with a glimpse of the Simple Life that is a hallmark of Amish culture.” Susan works with the Lawrence Country Tourist Promotion Agency, Mercer County Tourism, and Pittsburgh Tourism to provide one of a kind, authentic Amish experiences.