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Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center

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Address: 1921 Heritage Center Way, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Phone Number: (540) 438-1275
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Well Preserved - Worth The Visit

The history of Brethren and Mennonites in the Shenandoah Valley is well preserved here. Interesting history committed to show accurate history as these two groups held fast to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Broadway, Virginia
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Broadway, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The history of Brethren and Mennonites in the Shenandoah Valley is well preserved here. Interesting history committed to show accurate history as these two groups held fast to their convictions. Donations accepted.

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Yorktown, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My husband & I have always been curious about the Mennonite & Brethern church communities. The history shared was very enlightening! We learned so much!

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Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This was the third year our family has visited the Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center for the Christmas Candlelight Tour. Each year has been a little different, but it always includes a look back into the past. This year there were actors at each building on the tour, singing, and story telling. You do need to make a reservation to get... More 

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Rock Hill, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The museum gives background information on the religious convictions which led many Valley residents to espouse non-violence in the Civil War, and they paid a heavy price in property and sometimes their lives - oppressed by both Rebel and Union forces. We came away with profound respect and deep sadness.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Do you have out of state visitors and are looking for something to do locally? This is an interesting place to bring them, showing life in an earlier, simpler time, and tying in how religion shaped the life of earlier Valley settlers from the Brethren and Mennonite traditions. During open hours, volunteer docents offer a guided tour. On fall and... More 

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I would first like to thank Don and Jean our tour guides, they made us feel quite comfortable. We started our tour off with a very informative video and then Don took us on a tour of the buildings, I had recently broke my ankle and was wearing a boot so he was so kind to allow us to drive... More 

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Though I've visited about 3-4 times, each visit adds to my knowledge and strengthens my appreciation of the heritage of the Brethren-Mennonite community that is so well founded in the Shenandoah Valley. It's easy to reach and takes just a few minutes to bring you to appreciate this heritage.

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East Amherst, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

If you have any interest in the development of religious freedom in the Shenandoah Valley, this center is worth your time. Friendly docents answer any questions. Tours of old structures reveal a simple life . Will give new appreciation of cooperation of religious groups

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CrossRoadsHC, Executive Director at Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by today. We are glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

Harrisonburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This museum complex focuses on Brethren, Dunkard, Mennonite settlers in Rockingham County, Virginia. They have several special events throughout the year. That is the time to visit.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Don & Jane were the volunteer guides for the heritage center on the day we visited. They were most friendly and took the time to give us the tour and show us a video. Interesting history of Mennonites and Brethren in the Shenandoah Valley. My family was rather touched by their hospitality! I hope to revisit the area someday.

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Address: 1921 Heritage Center Way, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Phone Number: (540) 438-1275
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Harrisonburg

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