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Menno-Hof Mennonite - Amish Visitor Center

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Address: 510 S. Van Buren Street, Shipshewana, IN 46565
Phone Number: 260-768-4117
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Amish and Mennonite museum and visitor center.

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The museum gives a very informative overview of the Anabaptist movement and the three groups which developed from it. It was very worthwhile and well done. Allow at least an hour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum gives a very informative overview of the Anabaptist movement and the three groups which developed from it. It was very worthwhile and well done. Allow at least an hour and a half to absorb all of the information in the various areas of the museum.

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Milwaukee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Part of it is guided and part you are on your own pace. The history is amazing. It is very reasonable and great for families. This really is a must do in Shipshewana, Indiana. You start with Anabaptist history and learn about Mennonites and Amish in modern day Indiana.

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Centreville, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very informative and interesting. It probably won't hold the interest of small children, though. It is a lovely display.

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St. Louis Mo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting how well this Amish History Museum used technology to tell their story, yet after hearing I understood why they did not use modern technology at home. I learned about the Anabaptist beginnings in 16th century Europe and how this ultimately led to the Amish in the United States. Their story was gently and respectfully told and I emerged with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Amish of Lancaster, Pennsylvania as a kid and recently visited a Hutterite community in western Minnesota but never really understood the life of the Anabaptist communities. This museum really tells the whole story of their origins, their reasons behind the formation of the Mennonites and the Amish, the struggles they have all endured, their journey to America... More 

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South Lyon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an excellent history of the Anabaptists, with part of it being led by tour guides and part of it self-guided. It gave me more of an understanding of the difference between the Amish, the Mennonites, and the Hutterites.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

This museum wonderfully presents information about all you need to know about the Amish and Mennonite Communities for which this area is famous. There is a guided tour for only $7 but the tour is worth so much more than that. The guides were very nice and helpful and lead us from one venue to another. We viewed several movies... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The town of Shipshewana, Indiana to me will always be known for the flea market & it's Amish heritage, but no trip to this town is complete w/out a visit to Menno-Hof. The museum itself is an interactive tour through the history of the Mennonite/Hutturite/Amish history & is done so in a way that gives you the visitor a nice... More 

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Colchester, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

I highly recommend that everyone stop in and visit here. It give you a great overview of the Mennonite, Amish, and Hutterites beginnings. It also explains some of the more interesting points of each religion and the various sects that encompass them. I found most of the things I had been told over the years to be fiction rather than... More 

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Racine, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This was a nice museum which, via guided videos and interactive displays gave me a broader understanding of the history and the relationship between the Amish, Mennonite and Hutterites. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable and the $7 admission fee was reasonable. This entire building was built by the Amish in 6 days!

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