Example of what you will hear and see on our Amish Tour
The Wisconsin Wood Shed Amish Tours Guided tours available in Augusta Wisconsin
Take an Amish Tour Monday through Saturday
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Augusta, the living link with the past through the visible authentic lifestyle of the Amish. Both horse-drawn buggies and the latest model automobiles share the same road.
The Amish came to America well over 250 years ago and have been in Augusta since 1978, - we have over 150 families. Amish have changed very little in their beliefs and practical way to life. For the most part, they are living the lives of our great and great-great grandparents.
Adhering to the belief that they should not conform to the world (Romans12:2), they dress simply with modest homemade clothing. Men, after marriage, wear beards but no mustaches. Women wear prayer bonnets as a reminder to be continually in an attitude of prayer throughout the day, also to be submissive to their husbands. Men wear dark suits, suspenders, coats with lapels, white shirts, and broad-brimmed hats. Plain cloth in blue, brown, grey, purple or green make up women’s dresses which are further characterized by full skirts, long sleeves and high necks.
Now on the drive of the Amish settlement, you won’t see established church buildings-a custom evolved form being persecuted in their native land of Switzerland during the early years following the protestant reformation. Meeting in homes, their services are often lasting 3 hours. Men and women are separated and sit on backless benches. The services are in High German.
You’ll see the Amish schools, which are one-room schools, taught by Amish. Children attend from 1st grade thru 8th grade and then their school years are finished.
The Amish in our area are the old order Amish – They have no cars, telephones, electricity, or other modern conveniences. Our tour through the countryside will take you past common sights of plowing or harvesting with a two or four horse team. A black wagon hauling hay, corn, or logs can also be seen.
Notice on the tour that their gardens are immaculately manicured, usually with a colorful array of flowers framing the borders. Also look for barn and house raisings and winter ice cutting and skating (depending on the season).
You’ll see road signs at the end of their driveways for eggs, maple syrup, noodles, bunnies, etc. – feel free to stop back – but please no pictures of them or while on the farm - it is their custom to not be photographed. We sure hope to see you on the tour.
The Tour Guide
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