Not the original house as it was torn down to make way for this new Amish home.The same barn that Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis were dancing in while listening to music on John Books old Volkswagen car radio, part of the original barn has since been updated after the movie was made.
I know everyone remembers this bird house, well its not the original but was built and placed in the same spot for the tour.
Not a prop folks just owned by the Amish family living here.
A better view of the barn, you can kind of see where the addition was added to the original from the movie, with Amish owners buggy in the back ground.
The original section of the barn and finally looking very much like in the movie, we were asked not to go into this part of the property which i found disappointing.
And now to the most famous perhaps and still intact building from Witness, this small building is where the all of the kitchen shots were filmed as well as the funeral. This building was only meant for the movie and was supposed to be taken down after it was all shot, but the original owners decided to leave it as it was. Which is a testament to how well it was made by the set builders. The original bell that young Samuel Lapp was ringing that was used to bring help, and we did ring it!
Now inside the kitchen area, with everything being the same as we remember it from the movie.
As the kitchen looked in the movie with the actors
I was really surprised how small everything looked in person, this is where the family ate breakfast at 5am or so, and with Harrison Fords character saying " honey now that's darn good coffee".
Image that was on the wall in the kitchen is of actor Jan Rubeš (Eli Lapp) taking a walk during filming.
The Amish family who own the farm now sell canned items to the tour like these peaches, reminds me very much of when Rachel Lapp had some on hand in the movie.
|Dont they look so good!|
Image that was on the wall of the film crew painting this was was supposed to be a temporary building for the movie.
Leaving the building
|This was here when the movie was made|
|A better view of the pond from the movie|
|Looking out towards the main road from the farm|
The long road
That Harrison Fords character (John Book) took as he left for the very last time, and he left a woman who was very different than himself yet both shared something that transcends all cultures..................................Love
Sunset over an Amish farm that i took at the end of this tour, and a fitting end to this last "Witness" post on Amish Stories.
1 c. buttermilk
1 T. vegetable oil
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