Yoder’s Amish Home

History of Yoder's Amish Home

Yoder's Amish Home was purchased in 1972 by Eli and Gloria Yoder.  Somewhat unsure of what to do with the badly run down farm which had been rented out to Amish families for 10 years, Eli and Gloria decided to do what they had in the back of their minds all along.  After extensive repairs (the little house was being used as a chicken coop!), Yoder's Amish Home was opened for visiting in 1983.

Eli had been part of the Old Order Amish faith until the age of 21.  Gloria was raised "English" in an Amish community, having gone to a mostly Amish school until the 5th grade and lived just about 1/2 mile from Eli.  With both of their heritages rooted in this culture and community, they thought it would be a great idea to share this unique culture with visitors from all over the world.  For the past 20 plus years, Yoder's Amish Home has been striving to give visitors an inside look at our culture and people.  Stop in and visit -- we are glad to host you.

An authentic experience

We have strived for authenticity and want to share our knowledge and heritage with you. Friendly and knowledgeable guides will take you on conducted tours through the two houses and a barn full of farm animals.  The history and customs of the Amish faith will be explained.

Learn more on our website, yodersamishhome.com

No Comments Yet.

Leave a comment

Find your way to Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek is centrally located in Ohio’s Amish Country, about two hours from Cleveland, Columbus and Pittsburgh. We’re easily accessible by I-77 from the east, Route 30 from the North and Route 62 from the south.

Get Directions | Map of Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek, Ohio Map