Who is my Neighbour?

Discover the beauty and vibrant history of

St. Jacobs’ Village and the Mennonite Community.

COVID-19 Safety

We are currently offering group tours by advance reservation only. Read more about the steps we are taking to keep our guests and our volunteers safe.

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Museum Tour

Currently, by Appointment Only

Small-Group Tours now offered by reservation, as COVID protocols allow.  Inside groups up to 10.

Learn about the history of Mennonites from their early Anabaptist beginnings in Europe to their eventual migration to North America and other parts of the world. Visitors to the museum have the opportunity to step into a replica of an Old Order meetinghouse and get a flavour of the many ways Mennonites around the world worship together. Our fully immersive exhibits allow visitors to become truly engaged with the Mennonite Story and identity.

Schedule your tour appointment with us.

Email us about access or language/translation. 

Full Museum & Countryside Car Tour

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Email us to request certain sites, food or stops. 

The Waterloo region has become popular among tourists for its breathtaking landscapes.  Learn about the Mennonites who inhabit the region. See how they live, and how their lifestyle has shaped the world around them.

Car tours start by touring our museum with your own guide, plus another hour on the road to see your choice of sites and one stop...and a snack that really "schmecks"! 

"thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to tour the museum and learn about Mennonite history and culture.  You provided such a wealth of information about Mennonite life and we all learned so much from you!" 

—  Michelle Fernandes & family, Sept 2020

 
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School & Educational Groups

By Appointment Only

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    A visit to The Mennonite Story is an opportunity for students to participate in immersive learning. Students have the opportunity to broaden their worldview and engage with history and culture they may not regularly interact with. Plan an unforgettable field trip when you book a school group tour with The Mennonite Story.

     Our exhibits are appropriate for students of all ages.  Adult businesses, agencies & programs can gain knowledge & context which allow them to better engage hard to reach plain communities.

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Step-On Guides for 

Tour Buses

By Appointment Only

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    We will guide your group through the Mennonite Community and rural countryside.   You can see the beauty of the countryside, while hearing about the storied history, culture and faith of the Mennonite communities in this region. 

    Entry to our museum can be arranged as well.