Save during Home School Days at Sauder Village!!

Sauder Village invites home school families from throughout the region to Home School Days – September 2-5 and September 9-12. Connect your children to local history, receive discounted home school rates, explore the new 1920s Main Street, and watch unique demonstrations each day!

“Our costumed guides and working craftsmen help bring history to life for students of all ages,” shared Kim Krieger, Media Relations Manager. “Home School Days are a great time for home school families to have fun in the past while learning something new at Sauder Village!”

As a special for Home School Days, home school families will receive discounted admission, only $8.00 per person for ages 6 and up. Throughout Home School Days a variety of STEM activities (science, technology, education and math) have been planned for children to enjoy in addition to engaging opportunities to explore Ohio’s rich history from 1803 through 1928!

With the completion of a spectacular new addition to the Historic Village, guests can now experience the Roaring Twenties at a new 1920s Main Street.  This one-of-a-kind project replicates a portion of a 1920s Main Street typical to Northwest Ohio. As families stroll down an authentic 1920s Main Street they will be able to stop by the theater to take a peek at what’s playing on the big screen, explore a hardware and grocery store, check out a Model T at the service station, and sip a cherry phosphate at the soda fountain. Visitors can see the latest fashions at the dry goods store, meet horses at the livery, buy candies at the candy shop, and have fun exploring a bank, barbershop, fire station, depot, and even a speakeasy (open for special events/experiences only).  The “Roaring Twenties” will come to life through personal stories, authentic reproduction buildings, and historic artifacts.

“Our 1920s Main Street is a fully immersive learning experience that teaches invaluable lessons about hard work, perseverance, and innovation – inspiring students of all ages to leave their mark on the world today,” Krieger added. “We offer families a place to laugh, learn, and connect while making history of their very own!”

Recognized as Ohio’s largest living-history village, this award-winning destination offers plenty for guests to see and do while experiencing life in Ohio from 1803 thru the 1920s. There is plenty for Sauder Village guests to see and do while visiting historic homes, farms, gardens and community shops. Families can take a walk through time while exploring wigwams and a trading post at Natives & Newcomers and then continue to the Pioneer Settlement Area to experience life in Ohio from the 1830-1870 at the log school, church, barn, homes, gardens and more!  At the Grime Homestead guests can experience life in the 1920s while exploring a farmhouse complete with a telephone, radio and player piano. While at Sauder Village, guests can also enjoy a free train ride, meet farm animals, and marvel at craftsmen blending skill and creativity in glass, metals, fabric, wood and clay.

A trip to Sauder Village would not be complete without delicious, home-style food from the Barn Restaurant and Doughbox Bakery. For those looking to extend their stay, the 98-room Heritage Inn has a spacious country inn atmosphere with many places for guests to relax and spend time together. The 87-site Sauder Village Campground is a great spot to enjoy fishing, sharing stories around the campfire, riding bikes around Little Lake Erie, or playing in the Splash Pad.

Sauder Village is located at 22611 State Route 2 in Archbold – just minutes from Exit 25 of the Ohio Turnpike. The Historic Village is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  The Village is closed on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays this season. Regular admission is $20.00 for adults, $14.00 for students (6-16), and free for members and children 5 and under.

Other upcoming Sauder Village fall events include Apple Week and Fiber Arts Fest in September. October events include Transportation Exploration and Fall on the Farm. Event details are available online at

Make history of your very own with a trip to Sauder Village to enjoy Home School Days and experience the new 1920s Main Street! Hours of operation, safety practices, and answers to frequently asked questions are available on the Sauder Village website. For details about planning a memorable Sauder Village getaway call 800.590.9755, visit the Sauder Village website at, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.


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