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Ohio Village is ushering in a new era this summer – the 1890s!

You will see lots of changes around Ohio Village, from new costumes and characters to new businesses, and everything in between. Head to Ohio Village this summer and get an insider’s look at life in the 1890s!

There are lots of exciting activities to do when you visit Ohio Village. Below are just a few things you can look forward to.

Town Hall: Used for lots of Ohio Village happenings, the Town Hall is also the center of entertainment in town! Act out scripts from shows, step up on the stage and give a speech or check out posters for traveling shows.  

J. Holbrook, Photographer: Star in your own 1890s photo shoot, and see how you compare to photos from the time period. Use costumes and props to take photos and see how you look as an 1890s resident. 

Barrington Bicycles: Step into our new bike shop and learn about this popular 1890s activity. Have your picture taken on a high wheel bicycle, take a spin around a village on adult-sized tricycle or see what other things the shopkeeper is tinkering with.

Catch up with Ohio Village Residents: While in Ohio Village, stop by and chat with the town residents. See who is new to town, who has lived in town for a while, listen as they tell you what life was really like and get a sneak peek inside daily life.

Murphy’s Lodging House: A much-needed stopping place for weary travelers, Murphy’s Lodging House is a great place to put your feet up. Browse through magazines and check out items other worldly travelers have left behind.

The Taylor House: Mrs. Taylor likes to keep a clean and orderly house, and certainly could use your help! Stop by the Taylor house to help with chores like pulling weeds, setting the table, dusting and sweeping. Every little bit helps!

Pavilion & Village Green: Enjoy old-fashioned games like stilts, and hoop and stick, or have a seat on one of the benches and take in the sites. Did you bring your lunch with you? Have your picnic on the green!

Sound like fun? Excited to experience life in the 1890s? You’ll have to stop by and see what adventures await in Ohio Village! Admission to Ohio Village is included with your admission to the Ohio History Center. Ohio Village is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Click here for a list of events taking place in Ohio Village!

Ohio Village is the home field of the Ohio Village Muffins, a vintage base ball (yes, two words) club that plays by the rules of the 1860s. See the Muffins' schedule and come see a match. 

Field Trips to the Ohio History Center or Ohio Village are welcome all year round. 

  • Smoking is not permitted in Ohio Village.

  • Only service animals are permitted in Ohio Village. 


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