Mennonite Heritage Center

565 Yoder Road

Harleysville, PA 19438


Mennonites came from Germany and Switzerland to Penn’s Woods over 300 years ago seeking religious freedom and economic opportunities. Settling an area stretching from the Schuylkill River to the banks of the Delaware River, they established farms, meetinghouses, schools, and communities. The Mennonite Heritage Center is devoted to interpreting the history of these rural Pennsylvanians, who strove to abide by their faith and their teachings of non-resistance, communal living, religious non-conformity, and mutual aid. The site includes permanent and changing exhibitions, and historical library and archives.

Open Tuesday-Friday from 10am-5pm and Saturday from 10am-2pm. Closed on major holidays.

For more information and a calendar of events, please visit us at http://www.mhep.org