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Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center

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Top Notch Visitors Center

We always stop in when in Harrisonburg. There are a ton of information, pamphlets, and the... read more

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BobWDE
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Laurel, Delaware
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Located downtown with free parking, the enter is full of information about things to do locally... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
349Charles25
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Alexandria, Virginia
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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...more
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212 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3605
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Reviewed yesterday

We always stop in when in Harrisonburg. There are a ton of information, pamphlets, and the employees are very helpful.

Thank BobWDE
Reviewed 6 days ago

Located downtown with free parking, the enter is full of information about things to do locally - and has a very helpful staff. The building is historic and very nicely kept.

Thank 349Charles25
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

My teenage son and I enjoyed a warm, delicious, freshly-made bfast sandwich and fruit pastry.. YUMMINESS and WOW. And the visitors center is welcoming, educational w friendly smiling staff.

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Roshna R, visitor services coordinator at Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Heritage Bakery inside the visitor center sure does have delicious food.We are glad to hear you had good experience at the visitor center.

Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is a well organized visitor center manned by knowledgeable people who can get you information about most anything going on in the "burg". They have a really neat gift shop filled with local items and souvenirs. Also, there is a very nice...but small...cafe with...More

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Roshna R, visitor services coordinator at Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad to hear you had a great experience visiting us.

Reviewed 25 July 2018

There are lots of tourist bureaus and visitors centers.Some barely offer a shower sized room with pamphlets, others entire buildings and docents. This is one of the better visitors centers, always staffed when open, with a gift shop, history rooms, clean and accessible bathrooms, and...More

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Roshna R, Visitor Services Coordinator at Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words. We are so happy to hear you had a great experience visiting us.

Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We were a couple visiting Virginia from the UK. The centre is a good base to start your tour of the area, providing lots of information and leaflets of places to visit and a good video of an introduction to the start of the civil...More

Thank TheCoopers841
Roshna R, Visitor Services Coordinator at Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words. We are so happy to hear you had a great experience visiting us.

Reviewed 20 June 2018

We stopped by to get information on local sites of interest and the lady that helped us ( sorry, don't know her name) was very friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank TravelinManDan1955
Roshna R, Visitor Services Coordinator at Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words. We are so happy to hear you had a great experience visiting us.

Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is a well stocked visitors center with a knowledgeable staff to help guide you around the Harrisonburg area. There are plenty of pamphlets and maps to aid you.

Thank Henry B
Roshna R, Visitor Services Coordinator at Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thank you for the kind words about our visitor center. We are happy to hear you had a good time visiting us.

Reviewed 4 June 2018

The staff were very friendly and helpful, however, we were very disappointed to read the display about the civil war which characterized Confederate generals as "dashing and courageous" and entirely ignored the context of slavery. The one Union General mentioned in the display was just...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

We visited the Vistor's Center at the tail end of our trip to Harrisonburg. My husband the history major loved reading about the local experiences on the battlefields.

Thank Maine1day
Roshna R, Visitor Services Coordinator at Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

We are so happy to hear you had a good experience visiting us. Thank you for stopping by.

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I am not a Real Estate agent. I only review places on tripadvisor. I suggest you talk to a agent in the area.
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