Pioneer Barn & One Room School House

Discover Amish education and its connection to one room public schools in our pre-Civil War era schoolhouse.

Guided Tours

A 30-minute tour of Behalt illustrates the history of the Amish and Mennonites from their origins to the present day.

Hours & Location

Planning a trip to Amish Country or new to the area? Make the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center your first stop.


In response to the continued public safety issues with Covid-19 the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center will be closed through the end of March.

This time will be used to further our ongoing renovation project in the lobby and south wing. On your next visit to the Center, you will be able to see the work done and realize the blessing that this renovation time has been. In addition, the lighting project in the Mural Hall will revolutionize how we tell the story. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit!
We will keep you updated on both our opening, and on the project as we move forward via social media. Our phones will remain staffed during our regular business hours of 9:30-4:30. Please feel free to leave a message if we are assisting other people, and we will return your calls promptly.
If you wish to support us financially during this time please contact us by phone at (330) 893-3192 or via email director@amheritagecenter.com

We will continue to post updates with further news on our facebook page.

Experience the history of the Amish & Mennonites

A different kind of attraction... A 10 foot by 265 foot circular mural, called Behalt.

Since the beginning of the Reformation in the early 1500s, the people who later came to be known as Amish and Mennonites have been a puzzle to the rest of the world.

Who were these people who upset the European religious community, both Catholic and Protestant, by teaching about adult baptism? Why, in the face of trials and persecution, did they choose non-violence as a response?

A unique educational experience awaits you at the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center. Witness the history of the Amish, Mennonites and Hutterites on Behalt - one of four cycloramas in North America.

Behalt is a 10 foot by 265 foot circular mural. The painted oil-on-canvas cyclorama uses unique artistic techniques of line and color to illustrate multiple stories within a vast time-line.
The name Behalt, means "to keep, hold, remember."

Experience the martyrs' final moments. It is astonishing to find that the history of the Amish and Mennonites - known as "the gentle people" and "the quiet in the land" - is laced with persecution and martyrdom. Struggling to live out their beliefs in a peaceful manner, they were forced to migrate across Europe, some into Russia, and across the Atlantic to North America. Through the mural you will come to a deeper understanding of the precepts that formed their beliefs and led to a quest for a simple, peaceful lifestyle.

We are a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization and we appreciate your donations.
They help us further the ministry of the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center.