The pedestrian friendly Downtown Harrisonburg community offers over 40 restaurants in Virginia’s first culinary district, multiple breweries, assortment of museums, plenty of entertainment, and tons of local history. From vacation to business, Downtown Harrisonburg has a bit of something for everyone.
Explore More Discovery Museum, Harrisonburg Children’s Museum
150 S. Main St. Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540-442-8900
Experience the Explore More Discovery Museum and the new exhibits of Harrisonburg’s community-inspired museum designed to engage young minds through interactive, multi-sensory learning experiences that promote greater understanding of themselves and their world.
Larry W. Shifflett Fire Museum
3rd Floor, Public Safety Building 101 N. Main St. Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540-432-7703
The Fire Museum is an in-depth look at one of the city’s most exciting departments- the Harrisonburg Fire Department. In addition to old fire memorabilia such as uniforms, medals, an old fire alarm, photographs and equipment, the museum provides a behind-the-scenes look at some of our nation’s heroes.
Hugo Kohl’s Museum of American Jewelry Design and Manufacturing Company
217 South Liberty St., Ste. 103 Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540-564-2755
Hugo Kohl’s vision was to design a museum that will give visitors a visual, audible and sensory experience of jewelry manufacturing. An elevated floor plan allows people to browse the retail store while watching artisans create in the workshop below.
Valley Turnpike Museum
212 S. Main St., Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540-432-8935
Relive the history of settlement in the Shenandoah Valley by visiting the Valley Turnpike Museum. The museum explores the history of the road known by many names, now known as US Route 11. Along this historic route, many small towns grew and prospered.
Virginia Quilt Museum
301 S. Main St. Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540-433-3818
The Virginia Quilt Museum is a galleried art museum as well as a resource center for the study of quilts as pieces of art and cultural artifacts. As the Official Quilt Museum for the state of Virginia, the museum offers opportunities to view rotating exhibits of both traditional and contemporary quilts. Located in the Warren-Sipe House, the museum offers three floors of exhibit space, a gift shop, and hosts a variety of regularly-scheduled programming.
Court Square Theater
61 Graham Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540-433-9189
Located in the heart of Downtown Harrisonburg, this250-seat theater presents a slate of cultural programs, including live music and theater, as well as foreign and independent films in a beautiful intimate setting. Court Square Theater also may be rented for special events and meetings.
Harrisonburg Farmers’ Market
228 S. Liberty St. Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | Turner Pavilion
The Harrisonburg Farmers Market is proud to be a source of fresh local foods and high quality local handcrafts. They are a producer only market, offering only the freshest and best locally grown and produced items.
OASIS Fine Art and Craft
103 S. Main St. Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540-442-8188
The district’s only cooperatively-owned arts gallery that has served the community seven days a week for over a decade. OASIS features original works from about 45 artists using all different types of media. A must see!
212 S. Main St. Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540-432-8935
The Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center is a multi-use facility. Inside on the first floor you will find Visitor Services, Rocktown Gift Shoppe, The Valley Turnpike Museum, The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Civil War Orientation Center and Heritage Bakery & Cafe.
Rockingham County Courthouse & Springhouse on Court Square
Court Square, Harrisonburg VA
The courthouse grounds were used as a prison pen following the first battle of Winchester in 1862. Soldiers and townsfolk quenched their thirst at the springhouse in the southwestern corner.