Tour Info
Jamesport, and the Amish community around Jamesport, offers a wonderful opportunity to "step back in time" and tour the area. The following are your touring options for you or your group:
Jim Smith, your step-on-tour guide was born and raised in Jamesport, owned JJ's Restauraunt (1985-2000) and gave his first tour in 1985. From his experiences of growing up and attending school with the Amish he shares his KNOWLEDGE and experiences of living among the Amish as no one else can. Jim explains the facts from the fiction on your journey back into time as you explore a real Amish home, stables, workshop, country stores and bakery. You will experience a community that time has forgotten and everyday life as it was for our acestors for REAL People and NOT Actors! People come every year to see what these "Plain People" are missing out on life but leave this tour with a realization that just maybe we are the ones missing out! Fantastic tours for all ages to see, learn, experience, and remember forever. Reservations Recommended for Buses, Groups, and Families. Phone 660-684-6760. about:email Visit our website:
- Amish CD Driving Tour
The gentleman who used to give the tours in Jamesport, made this CD tour before he retired. Itgoes in your CD player in your vehicle and it tells you how to get to all of the Amish businesses, as well as explains the history and beliefs of the Amish people. It is a very informative tour, and is great for anyone wanting more information on the Amish lifestyle. These CD's cost $12 and can be purchased in town at either The Farmhouse Collection or Downhome Collectibles. You can also call and order one. Simply call 660-684-6704 between 9 - 4 Monday - Saturday and we can easily mail one to you, or hold one here for you.
- Detailed Maps of the Amish / Country Stores
We have recently printed detailed maps that have all of the stores both downtown, and the Amish and country businesses outside of town. You can pick up these maps for free at any business in town. The store owners are happy to explain the maps to you and show you the favorite places to go. You can also go to our Maps & Directions page to download one!