If You Live Anywhere Near PA, You'll Recognize Where 'Return to Amish' Is Filmed

Mustafa Gatollari - Author

Apr. 4 2023, Updated 5:10 p.m. ET

'Return to Amish'
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There's often a disconnect between what we watch on TV and in movies and their real-life locations. When it comes to reality TV, however, filming locations are pretty straightforward — which is why viewers likely won't be shocked to learn where TLC's Return to Amish is filmed. Let's take a closer look at the filming locations.

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Where is 'Return to Amish' filmed?

Return to Amish is filmed in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania!

If you grew up near Pennsylvania and either drove through Lancaster or went on a family road trip there to get some homemade apple pies, then you probably aren't shocked to hear that Return to Amish is shot in the region.

Seeing folks traveling in horse and buggies are a common sight, and so are the throngs of different tourists who come to the area to purchase Amish-made products.

'Return to Amish' cast member
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And while many believe that nearly everyone in Lancaster is Amish, that's not true. But the religious group does command a significant population percentage in the region at 41 percent. 

While Lancaster is probably most known for Turkey Hill ice cream (outside of the Amish), it also has the country's oldest theater that's still putting on shows. It's also home to the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, which has been professionally playing music since 1947.

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About a 200-mile trip northwest of Lancaster is Punxsutawney which, in addition to being the setting for the Dalai Lama's favorite movie (reportedly), is also a Return to Amish shooting location, as several of the show's cast members reside in the area.

'Return to Amish' cast members
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One Return to Amish filming location that'll probably surprise people is Florida, but if you've watched certain episodes of the series then you'd know that there's literally an episode called "What Happens in Florida, Stays in Florida" that centers on an "impromptu trip" that Mary takes to Sarasota. In the Season 4 episode, Mary even buys a Trans Am and learns to drive so she can visit Jeremiah in the Sunshine State.

Season 7 of 'Return to Amish' was also filmed in Florida.

Season 7 is also filmed in Florida. Cameras takes viewers to a community in Sarasota called Pinecraft, where many Amish people go for vacation. (In case the palm trees in the video below didn't give it away that they're not in Pennsylvania anymore.)

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We can't wait to see all of the adventures the cast members embark on in Season 7. Where will they go next?

You can watch new episodes of Return to Amish on Mondays at 10 p.m. EST on TLC and on Discovery Plus.

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