The 1/2 mile entrance road winds up an elevation of 150 feet to reach the summit of the 45 acre Heritage Center site.
As guests turn off State Route 603 they will “go back in time” to Johnny Appleseed’s day and experience the dense forest the settlers encountered in the early 1800s.
The J. M. Smucker Company Auditorium and Library
Architect Marion Zaugg has created a spacious, comfortable interior lit in every corner by the soft light of the forest. The plan of the building reflects the shape of an arrow point.
The air-conditioned/heated facility features a 90-seat auditorium great for films, lectures, meetings, and live performances with an adjacent, open breakout room and restrooms. Handicap accessible.
Amenities: 5000 lumen digital projector and screen, wireless internet, sound system, and VHS/DVD player.
The Amphitheater and Rain Shelter
The wooded Amphitheater is the centerpiece of the Johnny Appleseed Heritage Center site. Walk the short distance from The J. M. Smucker Co. Auditorium & Library to the Amphitheater and discover for yourself why this ideal location was chosen.
The rustic Rain Shelter spans the upper level of the Amphitheater and can accommodate 200 people on several deck levels. It makes an ideal setting for a summer wedding reception, graduation party, reunion, or a company retreat.
Amenities: Tables and chairs, electric service, wireless internet, restrooms, a handicap ramp, and handicap seating.
The Amphitheater seats 1700 guests with a concrete stage that can be modified to suit a variety of performance options. A full array of professional stage lighting may be utilized for an additional charge for evening performances
The Picnic Area
A scenic picnic area is located near the Rain Shelter and Nature Trail with 12 picnic tables and electric hook-up.
Parking areas accommodate 500 vehicles with intervening boulevards of young trees. Bus parking and close handicap parking areas are also available.