Summer Fun

Come explore Ohio Village this summer and meet townspeople, take a cell-phone tour, go on an Ohio Village Quest with a treasure-hunt activity booklet, and play on the playground.

Each day at Ohio Village will be different with rotating townspeople, games and activities, so we hope visitors come more than once.

Find the following new activities this summer:

  • Meet the village chickens, the newest summer residents of Ohio Village.
  • Explore the village barn and livery.
  • Visit the village as a person of the 1860s.
  • Pack a period wagon to send provisions to the troops fighting the Civil War.

Admission (includes village and museum): $10/Adults, $9/Seniors, $5/Children 6-12, Free/Children 5 and under, Free/OHS Members. For questions, call 614-297-2300/800-686-6124. Click here for our location, map, and additional information.

This summer’s activities and special events at Ohio Village and on-going care of the village are sponsored in part by gifts from Crane Group; Conestoga, a fund-raising support group of the Ohio History Connection; PNC Bank; an anonymous donor; the Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of Ohio; John Hauck Foundation; and David A. and Helen P. Horn Charitable Trust.

Summer Special Events at Ohio Village

May 25- 26, Saturday-Sunday
Opening Weekend: A House Divided: Civil War Reenactment and Living History Weekend

June 1, Saturday
Storybook Village

July 4, Thursday
Glorious Fourth Old-Fashioned Independence Day Celebration

July 13-14, Saturday-Sunday
Ohio Made: Art Walk through the Village

July 20, Saturday
Military Appreciation Day
The second annual Military Appreciation Day honors all of our veterans and service members with special activities for the entire family throughout the Ohio History Center museum and Ohio Village. Veterans enjoy half-price admission to the Ohio History Center and Ohio Village. Active-duty military members and their families enjoy free admission from Memorial Day through Labor Day through our Blue Star Museums program. Visit for details.

August 10, Saturday
Educator Appreciation Day
Celebrate Ohio's teachers and school personnel at our annual Educators Appreciation Day, featuring special activities throughout the day, including professional development workshops, educational resources and a vendors fair. School employees and their families enjoy free admission to the Ohio History Center and Ohio Village.

August 24, Saturday
Columbus Children’s Festival

August 31-September 1, Saturday-Sunday
Ohio Cup Vintage Base Ball Festival