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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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two gerat small museums and a good restaurant

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Kenneth H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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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3 reviews
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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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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
Hopewell, Virginia
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We stopped by this great visitor center. This place is full of information for places to visit in the area. There are rooms with historical items in them. The employees are willing to answer any questions that you might have. They also have a little cafe and bakery in there with great looking food. We sat down and had a... More 

Thank Linda1520
Charlotte, North Carolina
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163 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

It's okay. Nice, even. But it isn't really anything to write home about. I guess I'd drop by again if needed help finding something to do in Harrisonburg. Again, Tripadvisor doesn't count any family that doesn't include children.

Thank Alex D

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