un jour / 75 miles / 2 heures 29 minutes
Discover the cultural and historic treasures of the Amish and northern Appalachian people as you wend through curves and over the hills of the pastoral countryside. Experience simple living and sustainability along charming country roads, taking you to a bygone era still present, manifest in the people and their lifestyle.
9:00 - 18.2 miles / 36 minutes - 9:36
Fossils, geological displays, mastodon bones, artifacts, a one-room school, a Civil War display, and a zoology display can all be found at the Killbuck Valley Museum.
10:36 - 12.8 miles / 25 minutes - 11:02
West Holmes High School History Museum has a large collection of history regalia, especially about the Civil War. This facility is used by the high school students for research.
11:32 - 5.6 miles / 11 minutes - 11:43
The Victorian House and Museum consists of 28 antique-filled rooms of Victorian splendor. Built in 1900 by the Brightmans for their family of eight children, the mansion has been restored in its entirety and is on the registry of National Historic Places.
The beautiful period furnishings create an elegant atmosphere which earned the home a feature in the Victorian Homes magazine. The house is complete with many detailed and imported features such as an elegant staircase, a hand-painted parlor ceiling, and fireplace tiles imported from England. There are many special interest rooms, including turn-of-the-century law and medical offices, a child's room filled with antique toys, a room complete with Civil War artifacts, a sewing room containing Victorian dresses, and a room displaying a wide array of early musical instruments.
12:13 - 14.1 miles / 28 minutes - 12:41
A visit to the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center allows visitors to see Behalt, a dramatic 10' by 265' mural-in-the-round depicting Amish and Mennonite history. It was painted by the late international artist, Heinz Gaugel. The Behalt has been called the "Sistine Chapel of the Amish and Mennonites," and the striking colors and figures tell the story of the beginnings of the Anabaptist movement, which began in Zurich, Switzerland, and continues today. Visitors may also see a 15-minute video about the community. A bookstore stocks a wide selection of both German and English texts; a gallery and gift shop are also located at this site.
13:26 - 23.9 miles / 47 minutes - 14:14