John Kline Homestead

The John Kline Homestead is open by appointment only. Call 540-421-5267 to arrange for a visit.

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Harrisonburg-Rockingham Artisan Trail (site #80)

The John Kline Homestead tour includes an 8 minute orientation video to the 1822 year old house and its construction. The video also summarizes the life and ministry of Elder John Kline, the 19th century minister of the Linville Creek congregation of the German Baptist Brethren. The tour takes the visitor through the house, sharing stories of Elder Kline during the turbulent Civil War. Visitors will also be guided outside to the herb garden to learn about the herbal medicine practice of Elder Kline. Visitors can walk into the old wash house to learn of earlier laundry practices, then visit the 19th century kitchen garden planted with heritage seeds. If interested, visitors can also take a tour to other historic Brethren sites nearby, including a 1790s house across the road, the Klein Family Cemetery, which Elder Kline’s grandparents and stillborn daughter are buried, and the Memorial Marker where Kline was ambushed and killed two days before his 67th birthday.


Paul Roth




223 E. Springbrook Rd
Broadway, VA 22815

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