German Culture Museum

German Culture Museum, Walnut Creek: Hours, Address, German Culture Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

German Culture Museum
4.5
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Thursday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Janice293
Andover, OH30 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
We visited to take a break from shopping in Berlin area. It's a nice community history with rooms set up to show how early settlers lived. I have Swiss/German ancestors who immigrated to Ohio so it was interesting to me.
Written August 16, 2019
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Paul S
Marion1,565 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
The German Culture Museum is a free attraction in the lower level of the library buidlng almost directly across from Der Dutchman in Walnut Creek. There is parking on the lower level, but I would advise finding a spot on the steet above and walking down to the door as the very steep, narrow drive is fine for a horse and high clearance buggy but new cars will definitely scrape something going up over the sidewalk and then down the hill. There may be an easier way to get to the musuem entrance but I didn't see it. There are handicapped parking spaces if you do drive down and the musuem itself is accessible and has acessible flush restrooms with grab bars. My one son is autistic but enjioyed the museum without getting bored or distracted. Didn't think I could ever tear my wife away from the room displays. I really liked the McKinkley room and its artifacts myself, as well as the history of Jonas The White (area founder who always wore a white suit). Lots of information about the AMish and theiir beliefs and lifestyle without paying the fees or fighting the crowds at Behalt. In fact, the docent was delighted to give us all kinds of information as we were the only ones there durtng our entire two hour visit.
Written July 15, 2018
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Bernardo F
New York City, NY15,771 contributions
Mar 2016 • Solo
And I stop for a great deal of information exhibits and reading on the history of the area and the people in it. I think that if it is something that interests you you won't be disappointed with the information that they have here. Kind of hard to find it's behind the post office with the entrance in the back toward the first floor stairs.
Written March 2, 2016
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Sharon B
Walnut Creek, OH5 contributions
Feb 2015 • Family
If you want to know a lot of information about the area, this is the place to go. This is a personal collection of a Walnut Creek family who built a special building to house the collection. It focuses on Walnut Creek, the Amish/Mennonite history of the area. And it's free!
Written February 19, 2015
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JBH
301 contributions
Oct 2018
This museum is very well organized and has a lot of interesting information. Some of the displays are divided into subjects.
Written September 22, 2019
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Sightsee_Eat
Worthington, OH759 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
Learn about the beginnings of Amish faith stemming from Anabaptist roots in the Radical Reformation in Germany and Europe to early days in Walnut Creek. Look at the replica of the cabin built by first settler Jonas Stutzman and early tools and textiles. Each room in the house represents life in the 1800s to today. I learned the driving force behind the Amish lifestyle is to demonstrate that they desire to be seen as set apart to God and refusing to be molded into worldly ways. We could all borrow some of that mindset, if not the extreme representation of it. Be sure to visit the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center in Berlin and the Yoder Family Farm in Millersburg to learn more about the Amish and Mennonite heritage.
Written August 13, 2017
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Christina W
Martins Ferry, OH144 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
Great little museum with a lot of cultural and history. My teenagers enjoyed seeing many of the items on display, but it was not really interesting for my younger son (8). Completely free admission, donations accepted. I'm really glad that we took the time to check this out!!
Written July 8, 2017
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jrflournoy
Blue Ash, OH6 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
Great overview of the area history, families who settled there clothes and work and home tools. Museum is close to Der Dutchman.
Written June 23, 2017
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7373CG
Bluffton, IN8 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
A great experience. Our Guide was so knowledgeable and could answer every question. The artifact part of the museum/cultural center was also interesting. They have a wonderful gift shop also.
Written May 17, 2016
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sharkgarden
Dexter, MI52 contributions
Jun 2015 • Solo
I went to this museum since I have a lot of German in me. It really wasn't a German museum, but a museum of the area. I found it quite fascinating, once I got over the idea it would not have German antique-items inside it. The Mennonite couple who were in charge at the time shared many stories with me. I ended up spending more time there than I would have thought, considering its size. The building doesn't look that big, but it is filled with all sorts of items used by the local people. Definitely worth a stop. No fee, but they accept donations in a glass jar.
Written September 9, 2015
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German Culture Museum is open:
  • Thu - Sat 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM