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Downtown Directory / Things To Do

Harrisonburg Fire Museum

Discover the history of the Harrisonburg Fire Department, located on the third floor of the Public Safety Building. The Harrisonburg Fire Department Museum features a rich display of historic fire memorabilia such as uniforms, medals, equipment, old fire alarms, and photographs. more

Heritage Bakery & Cafe

Heritage Bakery & Cafe makes everything in their cozy 200 square foot kitchen, from an ever-changing daily selection of freshly baked goods, breakfast and lunch items, and a variety of special orders for all occasions such as “design it yourself” cakes, italian macarons, cheesecakes, etc. For lunch, they offer seasonal salads, sandwiches, and soups, featuring a kid's menu as well. more

Hugo Kohl Museum of American Jewelry & Manufacturing

Hugo Kohl has combined a magnificent library of design, the ultimate goldsmiths shop and working factory. His 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. While vintage jewelry is the heart of the museum, Hugo realizes that customers may wish for something more contemporary. Visitors will be able to create a custom piece of jewelry at a unique station dubbed the create bar, which is a CAD system that guides visitors through an online exercise that determines their preferences in jewelry. more

Ice House Studios

Ice House Studios is the home of The Center Yoga and Breathe Pilates and Fitness. They are located downtown at 217 South Liberty Street Suite 201 across from the Farmer's Market. They are home to several talented health and wellness practitioners, a gallery space, an event space, and the hub of many community happenings. more

Jimmy Madison’s Southern Kitchen & Whiskey Bar

Prepare yourself for a special blend of soulful music, modern southern cuisine, and premium whiskeys at Jimmy Madison's. Chef Isaac's use of fresh ingredients to create menu items such as fried green tomatoes, a selection of southern burgers, baby back ribs, jambalaya, and more will make you feel like you just landed in The Big Easy. more

Larkin Arts

Owned by local couple, Valerie and Scott, Larkin Arts is a community-minded art center, committed to promoting and supporting artists and enthusiasts of all ages and levels by providing quality art products, education, exhibits, and working studio space. Larkin Arts offers 4 main components: a supply store, school, galleries, and studios. more

Laughing Dog T-Shirts & Gifts

The Laughing Dog has provides custom designs in imprinted apparel as well as a creative and peaceful spot to muse over local art in their art gallery and browse their gallery gift shop. They offer custom printed apparel, unique greeting cards, journals, incense, accessories, and more. more

Massanutten Regional Library

Founded in 1928, Massanutten Regional Library has been an integral resource for the central Shenandoah Valley for over 80 years. The library is conveniently located next door to the children's museum. more

OASIS Fine Art & Craft

Harrisonburg Virginia’s premiere artist cooperative is part of the city’s Arts & Cultural District! At OASIS Fine Art & Craft, you'll always buy local, because works are nearly all by Shenandoah Valley region artists and artisans. At the gallery, you'll find fine hand-crafted Shenandoah Valley pottery, jewelry, fiber art, wood, metal, glass, wearable art, paintings, and photography. Attend an OASIS event such as their one-person shows, theme shows, free live concerts, classes and more. more

Rocktown Gift Shoppe

Rocktown Gift Shoppe, located inside the Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center, is your destination for local gifts and souvenirs. The shop offers a diverse selection of Virginia’s Finest products, including jams and jellies, syrups, honey, spices, sauces, soaps, and more. It’s here you’ll find a bounty of Virginia is For Lovers merchandise, including adult and youth T-shirts, mugs, bags, water bottles, magnets and other products. The gift shoppe is also home to hiking trail books and maps, as well as Civil War memorabilia, postcards, jewelry, Virginia candies and peanuts, Route 11 Potato Chips, lavender products, and a variety of books written by and about local people. more