OPEN ALL YEAR
=Current Hours of Operation=
Mon-Sat: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving Day
Closed Christmas Day
Closed New Year's Day
Closed Jan 8-11 for maintenance
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Please plan at least 1 hour for your tour.

ph: 260-768-4117

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Follow the trail of a people searching for peace

Menno-Hof is a non-profit information center located in Shipshewana, Indiana, that teaches visitors about the faith and life of Amish and Mennonites.

Menno-Hof's multi-image presentations, historical environments and colorful displays take you on a fascinating journey inside the unique world of the Amish and Mennonites.

See where the Anabaptists had their beginning in a Swiss courtyard and how they were persecuted for their faith in the dungeon. Travel with the Anabaptists down the cobblestone streets of Holland and board a 17th century sailing boat on a journey to America and freedom.

Take the virtual tour for a glimpse of what Menno-Hof has to offer.

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Anabaptist Links
Mennonite Church USA
Conservative Mennonite Conference
Beachy Amish Mennonite

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Menno-Hof is a member of:

Shipshewana Retail Merchants Association
LaGrange County Convention
and Visitors Bureau

Amish girls Frequently Asked Questions about the Amish
About 318,500 adults and children live in North America. This is an increase of approximately 10,360 since 2016, a growth rate of 3.36 percent. In most communities, most of the population is under 18 years of age. Thus, the number of baptized adult church members is likely about 143,300. Read more.
   
Hutterite history Tracing Anabaptist Roots
Rodney Hofer gives a brief history of the Hutterites in Romania that are also his ancestors. Rodney and his wife, Roberta, spent the month of June 2017 volunteering at Menno-Hof. Read more.
   
Amish Buggy "I am an Amish Man"
I am an Amish Man; we have much history,
In Switzerland, France, Holland and Germany.
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Orva Hochstetler is a member of the Old Order Amish Church in Missouri. He has written approximately 430 poems. His poem "I am an Amish Man," is featured in the Menno-Hof newsletter. Read more.
   
River Limmat Anabaptist movement changed Christianity
The presentation in the courtyard at
Menno-Hof shows a re-enactment of the first adult baptism in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1525. Most American Christians have likely not heard of this 1525 event, although they likely have heard of Luther, Calvin or Zwingli. Read more.
   
Hutterites Hutterites in North America
Hutterites, like the Mennonites and Amish, trace their origins to the Swiss Anabaptists in the 1520's. Hutterites, also known as Hutterian Brethren, live in diversified agricultural communities consisting of 50-100 people. Their highly structured lives reflect their long past, but they have seen considerable changes in the past century as they cope with technology and the pressures of the culture. Read more.
   
Amish buggy Ten questions about a lifestyle that fascinates many
Loren Beachy, a local Amish bachelor, answers some common questions about the Amish. "The entire goal of our Amish lifestyle is to make it easier for us and our descendents to follow Jesus Christ. We believe this culture is the best one for us. We do not claim it is the only way to attain Heaven, Jesus Christ is the only way."
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gift shop Our gift shop features handcrafted items made by local Amish and Mennonites. Your purchase will support Menno-Hof as well as the Amish or Mennonite person that handcrafted the gift. We also carry a wide selection of books about Anabaptist faith and practices along with cookbooks and some children’s books. Gift certificates are available.
   
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