Step back into time as you travel to northern Indiana County, home of a large Amish population, which has grown to over 800 settlers since 1961. The Amish pursue a simpler lifestyle, operating farms and other businesses in ways that have changed little in the past century.

Take notice of the fields being farmed with horses, and the small school houses where young children play in simple clothing as you drive through the beautiful countryside with rolling hills and gentle curves.

The people are hospitable and wave as you go by, but please be careful to respect their lifestyle. Drive slowly through the area being courteous to Amish traveling in horse-drawn buggies. Visitors can enjoy over 20 specialty shops in the area offering country crafts, quilts, furniture, foods and more. Please note, there are both Amish-owned and English-owned stores in the region – many of which have limited hours/might be closed on Sundays. A highlight of the area are the seasonally festivals, where many shops participate in themed season.

Smicksburg or “Schmicksburg,” West Mahoning Township, Route 954 was founded in May of 1827 by Reverend J. George Schmick. Reverend Schmick was a Lutheran minister who purchased land from Charles Coleman.

The Smicksburg Post Office opened October 1, 1830. John Kerr was the postmaster at that time. Kerr was also the blacksmith. The borough was incorporated in 1854.

For more information, including seasonally themed festivals:

John G. Schmick Heritage Center

Located in the heart of the Amish community of Smicksburg this museum is situated in a converted house which contains a wealth of historic memorabilia from the surrounding area. *****We will be closed from December 15th through the middle of…

Smicksburg Specialty Shops

Local business organization for area shops in the Smicksburg Amish area that promotes a unique shopping and dining experience.

Country Junction Restaurant

Located in the heart of Smicksburg Amish community, they offer home-style meals, as well as, homemade breads, soups, and desserts.

Little Mahoning Creek Pottery

Nancy Smeltzer creates functional and decorative wood fired and soda glazed pottery for home and garden. Hours: Open when you see the open flag flying or by appointment.

Smicksburg Furniture

In our showroom, you will find quality built Amish furniture and country décor to accent every room in your home. Our two story barn stocks solid oak dining and bedroom sets, children's furniture, quilted purses and unique primitive furnishings. Browse…

Time Works

Antiques, vintage, repurposed, upcycled and handcrafted treasures in the heart of Pennsylvania's Amish Country. Thirty plus local vendors!

Cake Shotts LLC

Cake Shotts specializes in custom wedding and 3D cakes. We also offer cookies, cupcakes, and candy. We have been in business since 2010, starting out in my home kitchen. We have a small shop just outside of Smicksburg, PA.

Wooden Items

Wooden items mostly made from: old wood from houses and barns; wood found locally; wood starting to decay; scrap wood from construction. Items made include: bowls (up to 9" diameter) pens, lamps,candle sticks made on lathe, scroll saw made items,…

Smicksburg Fall Festival

Fall foliage in the Smicksburg Amish area enhances this seasonal festival.  Enjoy entertainment, specialty fall-themed items, delicious foods and of course -shopping!  Visitors can even see a civil war encampment!

Woody Lodge Winery – Smicksburg Location

Stop in and sample our award winning wines. You can also enjoy a glass in our relaxed atmosphere and purchase bottles to take home to enjoy with family and friends. We also offer a variety of home wine and brew…

Wender Pottery

A distinctive collection of stoneware pottery and one of a kind raku-fired lamps. The pieces are all designed and created at our shop in downtown Smicksburg.  Call for hours. Our email address is