A Step Back in Time

The Heritage Village Museum in Sharonville

Ohio’s Heritage Village Museum brings history to life

By Corinne Minard

Have you always wanted to step back in time? You can do just that at the Heritage Village Museum.

Located north of Cincinnati, Ohio, in the city of Sharonville, Heritage Village Museum is a living history museum depicting life in Southwestern Ohio throughout the 19th century. The 13 19th century buildings on museum grounds were moved here from other locations in the region to be preserved and aid in telling the story of the region’s past. The historic buildings include homes of different architectural types, a church, a general store, a doctor’s office, a print shop and a schoolhouse.

The museum is open year-round, with guided tours, self-guided tours and exhibits available Wednesday to Sunday from May through April, and self-guided tours and exhibits offered Wednesday through Friday from October to April.

The Kemper Log House at the Heritage Village Museum

In addition to tours, the museum also offers special events throughout the year so you can experience and learn more about 19th century life. During these events, interpreters demonstrate some of the historic tasks and crafts of the 19th century such as spinning, weaving, candle dipping, hearth cooking, wood working, herb lore, gardening, printing, trade and bartering, and communication.

Events offers by Heritage Village Museum throughout the year include family events such as Haunted Village and Holly Days, Period Dinners, Spirits By Starlight Ghost Tours, Escape the Village escape rooms, and many other events and programs.