Above: Swiss Heritage Village's Museum entrance.
Willkommen to Swiss Heritage Village!
Welcome to the Swiss Heritage Village & Museum website! Chartered in 1985, Swiss Heritage Village is the largest outdoor museum in northern Indiana. As you visit our website and read about the buildings, grounds, and events sponsored by the Swiss Heritage Society, you will learn about how the Swiss settlers lived in this area more than a century ago. Swing by our site for guided tours of the museum and grounds, too! We hope you will come to understand the appreciation we have for the culture of our ancestors. We also rent our barn and chapel for weddings and receptions! We hope to see you soon!
Swiss Heritage Village's 22nd Car, Truck, & Bike Show
Join us this summer for a day of cars, trucks, motorbikes, antique tractors and engines, and all-around village fun! Details and registration information available here.
Swiss Heritage Village is now proud to rent its barn and chapel to host weddings for those in the Berne community, throughout all of northeast Indiana, and beyond! Whether in the Sweitzer Barn and its grounds, Baumgartener church, or elsewhere in the village, we would be thrilled to host the happiest day of your life! Click here for more information!
Swiss Heritage Village & Museum will be open to the public beginning Saturdays in May, and we are open daily–except Sundays & holidays–from June 1 to October 31. We welcome guests between 10 AM and 4 PM. Groups with advance reservations are welcome as early as April. Call (260) 589-8007 to schedule a weekday tour.
We welcome children under 6 for FREE!
To spark and sustain an interest in the Swiss and Christian heritage of Berne, Indiana and southern Adams County by promoting learning through discovery.
Swiss Heritage Society would like to thank the area volunteers for their endless hours of work and support. Our volunteer program is designed for people to come and enjoy their hours of work, as well as to provide a much needed effort. Volunteers are essential for the smooth daily operation of the Village and grounds. We extend an “open door” policy for any suggestion to better or beautify our Village.
We are always extending a hand to anyone who would like to donate their time to help us with volunteer opportunities involving groundskeeping, leading tours, and even being part of our events.
All images and text © 2021 by Swiss Heritage Society. Please use only with permission.
Website design by Ian Bauman