Visit the Bruderhof

Visitors are welcome at the Bruderhof. Stop by or contact us to make arrangements. All Bruderhof communities host both drop-in and overnight guests every week. Some visits are purely social; others are deep explorations of faith and possible membership. Some visits involve ice cream and horse-cart rides; others revolve around spiritual conversations and guidance. Whatever your visit will be, we look forward to getting to know you!

Click here if you are interested in a time of novitiate at the Bruderhof, or if you want to know how to become a full member of the Bruderhof.

THERE ARE DIFFERENT WAYS YOU CAN VISIT

EVENTS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Most Saturday dinners at our Bruderhof locations are open to the public.

Many locations, especially the larger settlements, host public seasonal events, such as summer barbecues, Christmas carol singing, or autumnal lantern walks. These events typically draw a few hundred visitors from the area.

DAY VISITS

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If you have a friend in the Bruderhof, seeing them will be like any social visit – going to the member’s home, having coffee, hanging out with the family.

If you simply want to find out more about us, a day visit is an easy way to get a more organized introduction to who we are and how we live. We love lively conversation and answering questions. During a day visit, you’ll have the opportunity to tour the grounds, meet different Bruderhof members, and perhaps enjoy a communal meal.

RESIDENTIAL STAYS

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People who lodge with us, from a few days to several weeks, are here to more fully experience intentional Christian community. Prior to your arrival, a Bruderhof guest representative will work with you to arrange the details of your stay. We can accommodate individuals and whole families. You’ll be hosted by a Bruderhof family but will have your own accommodations nearby. Your host family is always there to help with logistics, share social time, and answer questions. If you are here for more than a day visit, you will be fully integrated into the community, with adults working alongside us, children going to school, and everyone sharing meals, activities, and worship services.

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