About Van Buren Hotel at Shipshewana
Visiting Shipshewana is like taking a step back in time to a quieter, simpler way of life.
Shipshewana is defined by its surrounding Mennonite and Amish communities. The small town charm and traditional culture of the region draws thousands of visitors each year.
The religious heritage of residents directly impacts the culture, economics, and government of Shipshewana. The Amish and Mennonite trace their religious origins to 16th century central and western Europe. The Amish of Shipshewana are descendents of Swiss immigrants who fled Europe in the early 18th century to escape religious persecution.
Shipshewana has a population of just over 500 people, and is at the very center of northern Indiana’s Amish and Mennonite communities. Quaint and picturesque, this rural community has much to offer in the way of shopping and local heritage.