Hardesty-Higgins House

Hardesty-Higgins House

The Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center is a multi-use facility located in the heart of downtown Harrisonburg. Inside on the first floor you will find Visitor Services, Rocktown Gift Shoppe, The Valley Turnpike Museum, The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Civil War...
Harrisonburg-Rockingham Civil War Orientation Center

Harrisonburg-Rockingham Civil War Orientation Center

Located in the historic Hardesty-Higgins House, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Civil War Orientation Center opened in the fall of 2009. This center informs visitors on the valley’s rich Civil War history. The center also makes it easier for visitors to explore the Civil...
Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center

Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center

The Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center hosts the permanent exhibition that celebrates the life of pioneering African-American educator, Lucy F. Simms, and the school named in her honor. The Lucy F. Simms School was built soon after her death and served...
Rockingham County Courthouse & Springhouse on Court Square

Rockingham County Courthouse & Springhouse on Court Square

Following the First Battle of Winchester on May 25, 1862, Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson utilized this courthouse and its yard as a prison pen to confine about 2,000 Union soldiers. Additionally, soldiers and townsfolk quenched their thirst at the springhouse in...
Breneman-Turner Mill

Breneman-Turner Mill

This historic landmark was built inca. 1800 on Linville Creek by Abraham Breneman, who migrated from Pennsylvania in 1770. Due to its essential role in grinding grain into flour, hominy, and feed for cattle, the water-powered mill served as a center for community life...