Century Village Museum Burton
Where are we going today?
History comes to life at Century Village Museum! Run by the Geauga County Historical Society, the village is a true representation of a Western Reserve Village as it was all the way back in 1798, to the end of the 19th Century.
It's a great educational experience for the whole family! At the Century Village Museum, there are over twenty fascinating and historically authentic buildings that you can explore. To tell the stories of the past, there are over 15,000 museum artifacts that you can get right up close to.
As you walk round and look at the artifacts, think about the kind of names and faces that would have gone with them. Who were the people behind them? It's great for the kids imagination and to really bring a deeper layer to history! Some of the artifacts include antiques, textiles and original art from the 1800s. Pretty amazing!
The Century Village Museum also has a working farm, as well as a sugar bush that makes maple syrup. There are over 10 festivals that are held at the museum each year, so make sure you put these in your diary!
Guided tours for the museum take place between April and November on weekends. These 90 - 120 minute tours let you gain that little bit more insight into the history of those these people used to live centuries ago, and it's a great way to ask questions!
Why read about history, when you can go back and re-live it! A fascinating, historical and educational day out for all ages in Ohio!
How much does it cost?
- Children$5 (Ages 6 - 12)
- Free Under: 5 years.
When can we go?
Tours 11am & 1pm Saurdayt. 1pm & 3pm Sunday
April to November
For $5 per student, they can take your school tour on an amazing experience for over 8 students! Make sure you give advanced notice. .
During festivals they have their food booth open, along with food vendors with a variety of food to enjoy. There are also a number of restaurants in the area .
It never hurts to take a bottle of water with you!.
Doing our bit
Their mission is to preserve the history to educate present and future generations! .
Need a little extra help?
Call the museum to check the accessibility of the museum and grounds .
Can I get one of those?
There is a museum store where you can pick up a range of lovely items - even the building is historic! From skin care products, pottery, to historical kids toy and books!.
If you become a member you get a 10% discount! .
What people are saying?
by A Google User
I love this place! You are welcome to walk around this 65-acre Connecticut Western Reserve history site any time from sunup to sundown all year long for free. Tours are on weekends and cost only a nominal amount. The museum store is quaint with a lot of items hand-made by local historic artisans. The view over the valley of the Cuyahoga River headwaters is stunning. And the special festivals (Civil War Encampment, Historic Engine Show, Raccoon County Music Festival and Apple Butter Festival) are well worth the $7 admission.
by A Google User
This is a beautiful place!
Note that the current imagery is from memorial day weekend, 2010, and shows the Civil War encampment set up in the century village. This is the best event of the year!