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, culinary 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.
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 through Saturday from 9am-5pm, Monday & Tuesday by appointment only. Sun. 1-5pm. Closed for Winter.
The Muensterberg Plaza and Clock Tower
Watch the glockenspiel at noon, 3pm, 6pm, and 9pm, bring children to play in the splash pad between Memorial Day and Labor Day, or stroll along the flower quilts at the Muensterberg Plaza and Clock Tower. There you’ll also find the only canton tree in the United States, bells that toll every hour, and several statues and dedication plaques.
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 through October.
Groups of 20 or more – $4.00 each
Groups under 20 – $6.00 each