Visit us and explore the life and faith practices of Mennonites and Brethren as you tour our historic buildings--an early 1800s log house, a Civil War era home, wash house, blacksmith shop, and one room school and meetinghouse. Begin and end your tour at our Welcome Center which houses restrooms, displays and a gift shop offering books, art, crafts, and special mementos.
Hours: 10-5 Wednesday -Saturday.
Admission by donation.
Location: 1921A Heritage Center Way (off Garbers Church Rd.)
Directions to CrossRoads Heritage Center from I81: Interstate 81 to Exit 247 (US 33 West). Continue on US 33, which will pass around Harrisonburg Court Square. Approximately 2.5 miles beyond Court Square on US 33 West, turn left at the stop light, on Garber's Church Road. The CrossRoads Heritage Center is located on the right, just north and up hill from the athletic fields of the Harrisonburg High School.
Phone: (540) 438-1275.
This is your invitation to make the Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center a place where history and stories of faith come alive for others. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks including guides and presenters for daily tours and school field trips. For more information, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more about how you can help.
Support us, also through planned gifts and donations. Read more here.
One of our offsite properties, the Breneman-Turner Mill is located a few miles north of Harrisonburg. This historic grist mill was built in 1800 by Abraham Brenneman and was last operated by J. Howard Turner. It is one of a few mills in Rockingham County that escaped "the burning" during the Civil War.
About two miles north of the city on Rt 42, turn left (west) on Brenneman Church Road, go about a mile and the mill will be on your right. For dates and times when the mill is open, call 540-438-1275.