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Sauder Village

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Address: 22611 State Route 2, Archbold, OH 43502-9452
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+1 800-590-9755
10:00 - 15:30
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 15:30
Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Sauder Village is Ohio's Largest living history destination with costumed...

Sauder Village is Ohio's Largest living history destination with costumed guides in historic homes and shops in a walk through time experience from 1803 - 1920's Talented artisans and craftsman blending skill and creativity in fiber, wood, glass and clay. Stay at the Sauder Heritage Inn or Campground and enjoy a delicious meal at the Barn Restaurant and homemade backed goods a the Doughbox Bakery. The Historic Village is open seasonally from late April to late October.

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A great family experience

As a family we visit Sauder Village every year. The staff work diligently to add exhibits, create new experiences and yet take you to the past. The village has many hands-on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Melissa R
Stryker, Ohio
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Stryker, Ohio
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a family we visit Sauder Village every year. The staff work diligently to add exhibits, create new experiences and yet take you to the past. The village has many hands-on activities for children and even adults. You can see first hand how our ancestors lived in the Black Swamp, learning a special trade or skill, including their homes and... More 

Thank Melissa R
Defiance, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

If you have young children, Sauder Village is a must! They can ride a train, get a horse carriage, and can participate in lots of hands on activities. The have a toy cow kids can milk, watering garden, and inside (air conditioned) play area. There is an old fashioned ice cream shop and lots of animals to see. If you... More 

Thank 341jbrown
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I grew up going to Sauder's Village but hadn't been for over twenty years. Although there have been many additions in that time the charm is still there in this historical village. The kids area for under fives is a great addition. My kids and nieces (12m, 16m, 3yr, 4yr and 5yr) loved it and could have spent a whole... More 

Thank thebrowns3
Dixon, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

There was an antique car show at the village, which was like icing on the cake the day we were there. There were so many interesting things to see & appreciate of how things used to be. We learned a lot at the Native American site.

Thank bearded_bard
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We took our two children here (3 and 6) and had a great day. On Sundays the cafe is closed and there are no other food options besides ice cream and snacks so plan accordingly. It is mostly stroller friendly with some rough terrain towards the back. Bring extra money because there is an extra charge for the train ride.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We spent about four hours at Sauder Village on our way across Ohio (it was only ten minutes off Ohio Turnpike). The people at the houses/workshops/stores were friendly and knowledgeable so the visit was fascinating. The admission was $16 with an additional $2 for the train ride and $2 for the buggy ride (our horse was named Charlie!). The gift... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This village/museum is built from the history of those who settled North Western Ohio. It takes visitors from the original inhabitants--the Indians, through the pioneers and settlers up to the 1920"s. It setting, on the flat land that once was the Great Black Swamp, is beautiful and its guides in period costume are well-versed in the history of each part... More 

Thank Brenda S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Wow so great ,they had Masters at the village showing you how things use to be done! They are all volunteers but know their craft well! Friendly Informative,Just ask, they can tell you all about basket making,old tools,glass blowing, to name a few. Our children need to be exposed to this!!!! History at it Best!!! We came in for the... More 

Thank Myron S
Ambler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Lots to see here showing life as it was in the early 20th century such as a church (where the staffer was playing the old pump organ), a doctor's office, a tinsmith, a broom shop, pottery and glass making shops, a general store, a chocolate and coffee shop, etc. We also enjoyed a short ride (15 minutes) on the "Erie... More 

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Akron, Ohio, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The staff is what makes this place five star. There are many shops where demonstrations take place. Spinning, baskets, broom making, tin smith, black smith etc. Items available for sale. Also available are living history villages from the area of Ohio. The people who are in the buildings are VERY knowledgable. It was a great place to spend a day

Thank Mardi G

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