Make the past a very interesting part of your future this summer with a visit to Sauder Village, Ohio’s largest living history destination… a fun place to slow down, unplug, and spend quality time with family.
The Sauder Village experience in Archbold, Ohio moves guests from the modern, fast-paced world into a place that celebrates unforgettable sights, sounds, and memories from the past. Experience 100 years of history in one beautiful setting. You weave through the family-friendly stops which take you from an 1803 Native American settlement to the Roaring Twenties. You can talk with costumed interpreters with over 50 interactive historic homes and community shops.
A trip to Sauder Village is a great way to connect with your children and grandchildren to create special memories together. Look forward to visiting historic homes, barns, gardens, and craft shops to enjoy stories, demonstrations, and fun activities while sharing memories of your own past.
The Walk Through Time Experience from 1803 to the 1920s provides a chance to explore wigwams and a trading post at Natives & Newcomers, and to visit historic homes, a log school, barn, and gardens in the Pioneer Settlement Area. Guests can learn about life in the 1920s in rural Ohio as they explore the Grime Homestead.
The newest addition, the 1920s Main Street is sure to be a favorite stop at the Historic Village. The 1920s will come roaring to life as families take a peek at what’s playing on the big screen, buy sweet treats at the candy store, explore the grocery and clothing stores, visit the fire station, meet horses at the livery, and sip a chocolate malt at the soda fountain. Guests can also explore the Farmers and Merchants Bank, Schuck Jewelry Store, Stotzer Hardware, Ohio Farm Bureau Office, barbershop, gas station, and more!
Along with experiencing a century’s worth of history, take a stroll along the craft circle to see how everything from buckets and brooms were handmade in the past. Marvel at talented artisans & craftsman demonstrating their trade in the Glass blowing shop, Pottery Shop, Spinning Shop, Tin Shop, Cooperage, Basket Shop and Weaving Shop.
Sauder Village also offers a variety of unique shopping venues for guests to enjoy including the Village Gift Shop, Threads of Tradition Quilt Shop, and an old-time General Store. The Sauder Store and Outlet offers a wide selection of ready-to-assemble furniture made locally in Archbold as well as home accessories.
Other highlights of a visit to the Historic Village include exploring the Museum Building, taking a free train ride, and meeting farm animals in the barnyard.
Special events throughout the season include Summer at the Village, Stairway to Zeppelin Concert, Night at the Speakeasy, Vintage Baseball and Rug Hooking Week. Details are on our website.
A visit to Sauder Village would not be complete without some delicious, home-style food. From Barn chicken, roast beef, and mashed potatoes to hearty soups, salads and homemade rolls – the Barn Restaurant offers a delicious buffet, a wide range of menu options, and daily specials under the hand-hewn timbers of this historic barn. The Doughbox Bakery is a favorite offering a wide variety of homemade pies, cookies, sweet rolls and bread.
Make it a getaway for those looking to extend their stay, the 98-room Heritage Inn has a spacious country inn atmosphere with many places for guests to relax and enjoy time together whether it’s by the fireplace in the timber-frame lobby, spending time under the Great Oak Tree, or playing in the indoor pool or hot tub.
The 87-site Campground is a great place to relax while fishing, sharing stories around the campfire, riding bikes around Little Lake Erie, or playing in the Splash Pad. Special getaway packages are available to book today.
Make history of your very own this summer with a trip to Sauder Village. Rates dates and hours of operation are available online. For details about planning a memorable Sauder Village getaway call 800-590-9755, visit the Sauder Village website at www.saudervillage.org, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.