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Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center

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Address: 212 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3605
Phone Number:
+1 540-432-8935
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Family with kitten!

Stopped to give our kitten a breather from being in the car for 5 hours and we are so happy we did. What a wonderful place. There was a Civil War room that included a video and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Barbara M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped to give our kitten a breather from being in the car for 5 hours and we are so happy we did. What a wonderful place. There was a Civil War room that included a video and maps. The gift shop had a very nice selection of pottery and candy. I couldn't resist the Rock Candy sticks! The bathrooms were... More 

Thank Barbara M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go here to get info for the area..very nice,clean building..the front room with short video on civil war was great and maps and pamphlets there very helpful..small museum room to the back (they have a cafe we didn't try) the gift shop is packed full of stuff and the lady working in there was great!! Chatting with... More 

Thank jennifer l
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

A good place to stop. Museum of the civil war and a turnpike museum. Good restaturny and a nice gift shop.

Thank Kenneth H
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We must have spent 30 minutes or more talking with staff. Very helpful and informative and a joy talking to. Also sat through a short documentary offered. Great center with cafe/bakery included.

Thank TarHeel071
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The folks were very helpful, we got a good bit of information; learned about the civil war in the area, got some coffee at the snack bar, and we were able to park conveniently in their lot.

Thank ladyMorgainna
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Hardesty_Higgins House Visitor Center if located in the middle of town. It occupies a typical federal style building it shares with a very good coffee shop. This as pleasant a building and enterprise there is in Harrisonburg. Manned by lovely local ladies.

Thank mortech
Mabelvale, AR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a restroom stop other than a fast food/gas station, and this place has very clean restrooms! Tons of information on display about the area, and a little cafe (highly recommend the orange-cranberry scone!). Also, a gift shop (which we avoided because we had a toddler with sticky fingers).

Thank Reesesmom
Mahanoy City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

People were very helpful in finding information about Harrisonburg. Civil War section was very interesting.

Thank Thomas S
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

go here first and plan your days and nights. friendly staff share their knowledge of where to go and what to see

Thank Amarrett0530
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Stopping in on a whim, we discovered an extremely knowledgeable, friendly representative who shared interesting information about the Harrisonburg area. There is an excellent film depicting Civil War battle movements, a little gift shop, and even a snack bar. It was a very pleasant visit, well worth the stop.

Thank LewisClark2014

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