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“Stop if you are in the area”

Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center
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Owner description: Discover the history, culture, and amenities that make Harrisonburg one of the Virginia's most visited cities at the Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center. Browse our library of brochures, maps, and travel resources for the areas best best place to explore, shop, dine, and recline. Exepreince what makes life better in the 'burg -plan your next adventure at the Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center. Awarded with the "2016 Virginia Green Travel Star Award"
El Paso, TX
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67 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Stop if you are in the area”
Reviewed 25 March 2014

First time to this area so we stopped at the tourism and visitor center. Glad we did!! We received lots of great information about sites to visit, upcoming events, places to eat, and discounts that were available. She (and I so wish I could remember her name) provided gold star service with her smile and warm manner. We walked away with great information on how to fill our time in the area. Great area to be in too!

Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Hilda1828
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brenda b, Manager at Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center, responded to this review, 1 October 2015
We're glad you had a great experience with us! Thank you for stopping by.
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London, United Kingdom
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232 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“So helpful - in person”
Reviewed 25 March 2014

We went in to find out if Shenandoah and Skyline Drive were due to open - they were closed by snow when we got there.
On the Tuesday daytime the woman rang the NPS helpline; gave loads of info; pointed out bus timetables; recommended the onsite New Leaf Pastry Kitchen; and said if you need more info tomorrow just call and we'll find out if the park and drive are open.
On her advice I rang next morning, different and completely unhelpful woman answered phone.
Shows you can't judge a place by one visit/contact!

Visited March 2014
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1 Thank sdsw12
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brenda b, Manager at Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center, responded to this review, 1 October 2015
We're glad you had a great experience with us! Thank you for stopping by.
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Norfolk, Va
Level Contributor
28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“So helpful”
Reviewed 14 March 2014

We chatted with Carol for quite a while. She was a delight and so eager to assist us in enjoying the area. Plenty of brochures. Adequate parking. And, even a tasty pastry shop inside.

Visited March 2014
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1 Thank NanciAnne
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brenda b, Manager at Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center, responded to this review, 1 October 2015
We're glad you had a great experience with us! Thank you for stopping by.
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Richmond, Virginia
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115 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Got the great care I always find at Valley visitor centers”
Reviewed 22 January 2014

Hardesy-Higgins House visitor center provided the great care I have found at all my visitor center stops in the Valley. They provided five lunch resommendations within walking distance, not showing preferencial treatment, which I find appropriate. They allowed me to leave my car in their parking lot, great hospitality.

Visited January 2014
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2 Thank tedmc_12
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brenda b, Manager at Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center, responded to this review, 1 October 2015
We're glad you had a great experience with us! Thank you for stopping by.
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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Hardesty-Higgins House”
Reviewed 17 December 2013

As one who is and has been involved in local tourism events, I'd like to recommend the Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center as a Great Place to start a tour of the area. You are provided with an excellent "picture" of this part of the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia's part in the Civil War, how the town got its start. The staff is very well studied and able to answer just about any question you might have. A Very Good Start for your visit

Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Bob P
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