Berne Shield

Attractions

Amish Etiquette

The Amish are sharing people.  They are willing to share with just about anyone in need.  As you travel through Amish country, the Amish will be sharing their culture.  Since their beginnings in the sixteenth century, the Amish have believed in a peaceful approach to all of life.  Because of their belief in nonviolence they have suffered persecution from people who do not understand or do not share their views.  Even with the abuse they have endured, they still feel that it is better to suffer than to cause suffering to anyone else. 

 

Adams County Veteran’s Memorial -

Outdoor memorial open for visitors anytime.
Visit this beautiful memorial to the men & women of Adams county who sacrificed their lives for their country. A stop at this memorial, built in 2002 and located at the American Legion Post #468, may be added to any tour itinerary.

 

Cross Community Church Tour-

This church is well known for its beautiful stained-glass windows, each depicting one of eight parables of the Bible.  A donation of $1.00 each.  Advanced notification is needed.  260.589.2752. 

 

Earthen Treasures Natural Food Market

Tour is Free plus out of pocket purchases-
Since 1982, this natural food market has offered a unique and complete selection of nutritional and herbal supplements, gourmet & health food items, cheeses, pastry goods, gourmet coffees, teas, culinery spices, and more.  Enjoy browsing & shopping!

 

First Mennonite Church -

Visit one of the largest Mennonite churches in the United States and learn about the Swiss Mennonite pioneers who began this church.  No charge.  Advanced notification is needed.  260.589.3108.

 

Hitzer Stove -

Watch as Amish craftsmen skillfully hand build free standing wood and coal stoves and fireplace inserts.  Their attention to detail and desire for the utmost quality is a part of their heritage.  NO CHARGE. 30 minute tour.  Monday-Friday.

 

Limberlost State Historic Site

Visit the 1895 built, 12 room, Queen Ann style, log cabin home of Gene Stratton-Porter, famed Hoosier naturalist and best selling author of "Freckles" and "A Girl of the Limberlost".  Admission is charged. 

Wednesday thru Saturday from 9a-5p, Monday & Tuesday by appointment only.  Sun.1-5pm. Closed for Winter.

 

Amish Businesses-

A guide to Berne's Hidden Countryside Shoppes.  Choose from many Amish businesses for some shop and browse time.  See quilts, furniture, crafts and much more.  Make this a part of your tour to enjoy all these unique businesses have to offer.

 

Swiss Heritage Village-

Tour some of the historical buildings of a 22-acre pioneer village depicting the every day life of Berne's early Swiss settlers.  A 45 minute to 1 hour tour.  Admission is charged.  Open April thru October.
Groups of 20 or more - $4.00 ea
Groups under 20 - $6.00 ea