Ohio Village closing for years, effective this summer

Sav McKee

You have until August 4th to explore Ohio Village, a living history museum right off East 17th Ave. After that, you’ll have to wait 2 more years – but it sounds like it will surely be worth the wait.

The Ohio History Connection announced that Ohio Village will undergo a major redevelopment and renovation project this year, temporarily closing for construction through early 2026.

These upgrades include infrastructure, as well as new visitor experiences. 


This “living history museum” boasts 15 acres of a settlement intended to provide a firsthand perspective of life during the Civil War, with 1890s reproductions of a schoolhouse, town hall, emporium, lodge, hotel, tavern, and other buildings. During Halloween, the village transforms to a spooky All Hallow’s Eve town, and during Christmas, it’s a Victorian era village set to Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. 

There’s still some time this summer to enjoy Ohio Village before it closes temporarily. On July 27, they’re celebrating “Founders Day” in honor of their opening day on July 27 of 1974. Enjoy live music, local artisans, and Vaudeville performances!

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