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Ohio Historic Villages Alliance

The Ohio Historic Villages Alliance invites you to experience history at each of these Historic Villages. Each of these attractions honor each other’s memberships with a 10% discount off admission prices and most gift shop purchases. Thank you to the Ohio Humanities Council for their support.

Hale Farm & VillageHale Farm & Village
2686 Oak Hill Road
Bath, Ohio 44210

History loves company at Hale Farm & Village – an outdoor living history museum of the Western Reserve Historical Society featuring life and crafts in a rural community from the mid-1800s through heritage farming and gardening. You’ll enjoy strolling along paths next to lush pastures and heritage gardens, interacting with the farm animals, and visiting the historic houses with craftspeople and interpreters dressed in period costume. Skilled artisans demonstrate the production of early American trades such as glassblowing, pottery, blacksmithing, brick making, and basket making. The grounds include a three-story, Federal-style brick home built by Jonathan Hale in the 1820s, and several 19th century historic structures that were relocated from throughout the region. Located in Bath in Northeast Ohio.

Historic Lyme VillageHistoric Lyme Village
5001 State Route 4
Bellevue, OH 44811

You’ll enjoy visiting this recreated village with restored 19th century buildings where you’ll learn about life in the ‘Firelands’ of the 1800s. Go inside 1800s log homes, barns, shops, a general store, a one-room school, a log church, and an 1824 post office. The showpiece of Historic Lyme Village is the 1880 Second Empire Victorian Mansion. This grand structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. You’ll also visit an 1836 farm house on the property that was an Underground Railroad stop. An added delight to a visit to Historic Lyme Village is the National Postmark Museum which is also located on the property. Learn about the history of postmarks and even find your town’s postmark among their extensive collection.

Historic Roscoe VillageHistoric Roscoe Village
600 N. Whitewoman Street
Coshocton, OH 43812

You’ll feel as though you’ve stepped back in time when you visit Historic Roscoe Village, a restored 1800s village that was once a busy port along the Ohio & Erie Canal. You’ll love the tours of the historic buildings and stopping along the way to shop or dine at one of the many unique stores and delicious restaurants. On the tours you will meet the Village Blacksmith, a weaver working on historic looms, a broom maker and the Village’s Doctor. Plus take part in an 1800s school lesson in the one-room school. Roscoe Village also features beautiful gardens, and offers several hands-on activities including candle dipping, tin punching and weaving. Nearby is the Monticello III Horse-drawn Canal Boat where (seasonally) you can ride on a restored portion of the Ohio & Erie Canal and feel as though you are actually gliding back into another time.

Historic Sauder VillageSauder Village
22611 St. Rt. 2
Archbold, Ohio 43502

You will enjoy fun in the past when you visit Sauder Village and soon find out first-hand why they are called Ohio’s largest living history destination with their delicious food, welcoming lodging, shopping, and history. You and your family will experience the daily lives of our ancestors through visiting with costumed guides leading activities and demonstrations of daily rural life in the 19th and early 20th centuries in historic homes, farms, gardens and community shops. From the sheep shearing and planting in the spring to harvesting and preserving in the fall, every day at Sauder Village is unique and special. Located in Archbold in Northwest Ohio.

Historic Schoenbrunn VillageHistoric Schoenbrunn Village
1984 E. High Ave
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

You’ll be swept away when you visit Historic Schoenbrunn Village. You’ll experience Ohio through the eyes of its first white settlers in this 17 cabin frontier village which was the first of its kind in Ohio. This village was organized by Moravian Missionary David Zeisberger at Schoenbrunn, which means ‘Beautiful Spring’ in German. Schoenbrunn Village grew to sixty dwellings and included 300 Delaware Native Americans and Moravian Missionaries who drew up Ohio’s first civil code and built its first Christian Church and Schoolhouse. You’ll feel the peacefulness as you stroll through this village visiting the cabins and the church, the one-room school and even the cemetery where many of its settlers were buried.

Historic Zoar VillageHistoric Zoar Village
198 Main Street
Zoar, OH 44697

You’ll be anxious to plan your visit to Zoar Historic Village located along the Towpath Trail along the Ohio & Erie Canal. This unique village Founded by the German religious dissenters called the Society of Separatists of Zoar in 1817 as a communal society, Zoar today is an island of Old-World charm in east-central Ohio. Many of the German-style structures built by the Zoarites have been restored and are open to the public as Zoar Village State Memorial. Others are privately-owned, and serve as residences, shops, restaurants and bed and breakfast inns. You’ll enjoy touring the historic buildings and gardens, visiting local shops and observing costumed volunteers demonstrating historic crafts and trades and even get to try one yourself. Located in Zoar in Northeast Ohio.

Ohio VillageOhio Village
800 E. 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211

A visit to Ohio Village is a treat for your family where you can step back in time to a recreated 19th-century village, located next to the Ohio History Center. In the village, explore the American House Hotel, Town Hall, Schoolhouse, General Store, Pharmacy, Newspaper Office and more. History buffs and families alike will enjoy a variety of year-round events: the Ohio Cup Vintage Base Ball Festival, All Hallow’s Eve and Dickens of a Christmas, plus several dinner concerts and mystery dinner theater offerings. Located in Columbus in Central Ohio.