The Mennonite Story endeavours to creatively and respectfully share history and culture while fostering conversation and reflection from a faith perspective.
This multimedia, wheelchair accessible, interpretive centre continues to spark the interest of diverse visitors from across Canada and more than 65 countries, with visits numbering nearly 30,000 annually.
Come learn about Mennonite people at this must-see facility in the village of St. Jacobs located next to the post office.
Your multi-media journey begins with a video entitled ‘The Old Order’. Then browse an informative exhibit of photos, artifacts and displays that describe the history, culture and religion of Mennonites yesterday and today - here and around the world.
(Handheld acoustiguide device available in 8 languages: Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish).
Learn about the Old Order, whose buggies you may pass on your way here. You’ll see why they resist parts of modern life that the rest of us can’t seem to do without.
Find out about the Mennonites’ early beginnings in Europe – how they came out of the 16th century Protestant Reformation and why they were hunted down and persecuted.
Discover how they’ve flourished and grown to a global family of 1.5 million members in 75 countries, and how their desire to be faithful Christians and good neighbours have led them to acts of compassion, reconciliation and peace.
Step into a replica of an Old Order meetinghouse, and get a flavour of the many ways Mennonites around the world worship together.
Pause to consider your own life’s journey and how you can help create a future of hope and peace for yourself, your family, community and your planet.
1406 King Street North, St. Jacobs, Ontario, Canada. N0B 2N0
April - December, Open Daily:
Monday to Saturday 11 am - 5 pm, Sunday 1:30 - 5 pm
January – March, Open Weekends:
Saturday 11 am - 4:30 pm, Sunday 2 - 4:30 pm
By donation. Group visits by appointment and include a guided tour.
French, Mandarin, Arabic, Dutch, German, Japanese, Korean and Spanish through handheld acoustiguides.
Click through to Canada Helps to assist us in continuing to tell the story. The Mennonite Story operates entirely with the help of volunteers and your donations. A charitable receipt will be processed upon making the donation.
Local Mennonite Churches
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)
Mennonite World Conference
Conrad Grebel Library and Archives
Mennonite Historical Society
Mennonite Conference of Eastern Canada
Mennonite Economic Development Associates