Visitor Centre

1406 King Street North, St. Jacobs, Ontario N0B 2N0
Telephone (519) 664-3518 * Fax (519) 664-3786

The Visitor Centre is a Mennonite interpretation centre. It is designed to help visitors understand some unique aspects of Mennonite history, lifestyle and beliefs.

You are led on a multi-media journey into the Mennonite story. The journey begins with a 15 minute documentary video "Mennonites of Ontario," which was produced especially for visitors to this area. Also included are photos, narrations, slide presentations, lighted displays, replicas of a Swiss cave and a Mennonite Meetinghouse, the type still used by the Old Order Mennonites.

The presentation encourages participants to reflect on their own heritage and values.

Several other videos about Mennonites may be seen by appointment: When They Shall Ask, Hazels People, The Amish, The Hutterites, The Radicals.


  • January, February, March
    Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Sunday 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • April to Christmas
    Monday-Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Sunday 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Admission by donation, group visits may be arranged by appointment. Group rate includes guided tour: $3.00 Adults * $2.00 Students.