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Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center

1921 Heritage Center Way, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-8429
+1 540-438-1275
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A must see for history of Brethren and Mennonite settlement

We decided to stop at this center to learn about the settlers in the area. The visitors center and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JLDC
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Smithfield, Virginia
Visited for the "Sing Me High" festival

Great weekend here! Was there for the 2nd Annual Sing Me High music festival with the Walking Roots... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
David R
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Chestertown, Maryland
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1921 Heritage Center Way, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-8429
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to stop at this center to learn about the settlers in the area. The visitors center and gift show had displays and history of the people settling in the area and before we went to the buildings on the property we watched a...More

Thank JLDC
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Great weekend here! Was there for the 2nd Annual Sing Me High music festival with the Walking Roots Band and others. Wonderful setting, great music. Enjoyed the Heritage day activities in the morning.

Thank David R
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We got a personal tour of the buildings and grounds along with many interesting facts about the history. There were also a couple of informative videos that we watched. There was a cobbler's shop, and a blacksmith shop as well as the main home and...More

Thank dgbeery
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This Center sits on a hill where you get a great view of Harrisonburg. And you learn a lot about life in Harrisonburg in the past. There's lots of information on the role of the Brethren and Mennonite communities in the history of this area....More

Thank GroupLeaderIreland
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Our tour started at the Visitors Center with Ray serving as our guide. He patiently walked us through the long history of the Brethren and Mennonite movements. Two short videos closed out that part of the stop. The effects of the Civil War involving the...More

Thank Tom058
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Started with a detailed history from an older gentleman at the welcome center. Complete with a solo performance on a hundred year old portable organ which was used in traveling to entertain and enlighten the troops. I was short on time so only got to...More

Thank HarleyDavidson71
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Located behind Harrisonburg High School this history museum has an inside exhibit with lots of information as well as 2 films. The information about the history and present of the Brethren and Mennonite people is presented very well. Our excellent guide took us through all...More

Thank selah71
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I take my 1st grade students here every year because it is a fantastic field trip! They are incredibly organized. Young children have something to DO at each station. It is a great way to get a view of life in the past.

Thank imatbobs
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Go back in time when life was simple and hard. Learn about the Mennonites and the Brethern and how they lived a life of service to others.Enjoy a beautiful view of the fertile Shenandoah Valley and find a inner peace that comes with this newfound...More

Thank C7883GImikeh
Reviewed 12 January 2017

A tour and hands-on experience of the lifestyle of past Mennonite and Brethern families in the valley. I had a lovely afternoon listening to the tour guides, seeing, and participating in chores required of families long ago. Would recommend a visit for any and all...More

Thank enelrayak
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