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Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center

212 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3605
+1 540-432-8935
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The staff member working there was AMAZING - she gave us lots of tips, a map that made it very easy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
RachelJoy82
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Traverse City, Michigan
Great Staff!

Stopped in here a couple of times on our trip to Virginia. It is a really nice visitors' center... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
mrsneurotic
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Gulf Coast
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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 explore, shop, dine, and recline. Exepreince what makes life better in the 'burg -plan your next adventure at the Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center. Awarded with the "2016 Virginia Green Travel Star Award"
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“civil war” (25 reviews)
“gift shop” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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212 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3605
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+1 540-432-8935
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff member working there was AMAZING - she gave us lots of tips, a map that made it very easy to navigate the city, and tons of information about where we should stop! Definitely the place to start when you come to Harrisonburg.

Thank RachelJoy82
Roshna R, visitor services coordinator at Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are glad to hear you had a good experience, thank you so much for stopping by.

Reviewed 3 August 2017

Stopped in here a couple of times on our trip to Virginia. It is a really nice visitors' center; sunny, bright, full of information. Being from south Mississippi, I was pleased to find an avid LSU fan working here. She was so friendly and helpful!...More

1  Thank mrsneurotic
Roshna R, Visitor services coordinator at Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

We are so happy to hear you had a great time visiting us, thank you so much for stopping by.

Reviewed 2 August 2017

I admire the handy-work of early Americans. The original house is beautifully restored, down to original wooden floors. Lady was friendly and very helpful with info in the visitors center.

1  Thank Rebecca W
Roshna R, Visitor services coordinator at Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thank you so much for stopping by, we are glad to hear you had a great experience visiting us.

Reviewed 1 August 2017

This was our second visit, the first one being several years ago. The setting is delightful, with a parking lot adjacent to the building. The directional signs in the downtown area are very effective in locating the building. The staff could not have been more...More

2  Thank Johnson747
Roshna R, Visitor services coordinator at Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

We are very happy to hear you had a great experience visiting us, thank you so much for stopping by.

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Nice way of presenting a visitors center. Very nicely maintained. Nice little gift shop. Best maps of the town and area stores. Glad we started our tour of Harrisonburg. Very nice downtown as well.

2  Thank MontanaLaura
Roshna R, Visitor service coordinator at Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words and visiting us. We are glad to hear you had a good experience.

Reviewed 25 July 2017

When we travel we almost always check out the visitor center at our destination. The Hardesty-Higgins might just be the best we have ever encountered. The facility is most impressive, with a gift shop, film room displaying historical information, the preserved original house, comprehensive brochure...More

2  Thank travelerbobarch
Roshna R, Visitor service coordinator at Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

We are very happy to hear you had a great experience visiting us, thank you so much for stop by.

Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We were staying at Massanutten and we're on our way to Luray Caverns. We decided to stop in at the visitors center in Harrisonburg to make sure we knew all about what there was to do in the area. The woman working there was so...More

1  Thank CindyJV
Roshna R, Visitor services coordinator at Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

We are very happy to hear you had a great experience visiting us, thank you so much for stop by.

Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

The staff makes you feel welcome to the area. They are effective and polite and have great recommendations

1  Thank dippyduckRichmond
Roshna R, visitor service coordinator at Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thank you so much for stopping by, we are glad to hear you had a great experience visiting us.

Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is a delightful find! There's so much history here. Originally the home of Harrisonburg's first mayor, the lives of the house's occupants provide a history lesson. Now housing the Civil War Orientation Center and the Valley Turnpike Museum, both also provide valuable historical information....More

1  Thank Indy_Cindy_LPN
Roshna R, Visitor Service Coordinator at Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Thank you for your kind words, we are very happy to hear you had a great experience visiting us.

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

A must to visit in downtown Harrisonburg if visiting the area for great local and State information on numerous items to take in and visit when in the Shanandoah Valley and state of VA. Interesting and well worth your time with extremely helpful and informative...More

1  Thank vernice031
Roshna R, Visitor services coordinator at Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

We are very happy to hear you had a great experience visiting us, thank you so much for stopping by.

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