Historic Lyme Village
Historic Lyme Village
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Doug Osborn
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I have had the good fortune as a living historian to attend a number of events over the last 20 years at Lyme Village. I would highly recommend the village to everyone. The staff is very knowledgeable and some of the kindest people I have had the opportunity to work with. I hope to continue to visit the village for many more years to come.
Written March 29, 2020
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Paul S
Marion1,565 contributions
Family
Lyme Village (Ohio, not Connecticut if you're googling) is a very well done and interesting historical village/living history museum just off the turnpike on State Route 4. The visitor center has a separate museum of postmarks (letter cancellations with city,state, and date) , restrooms, and a gift shop. You can take a self guided tour or go with a guide for no extra fee. We opted to take the guided tour so we didn't have to wait for an open time to go through the John Wright mansion, and I'm glad we did. Our teen guide was very knowledgeable and friendly and didn't mind that it was just our family on the tour. He gave out trivia and history without talking down to us and let us go through the buildings at our own pace instead of just rushing us through. He also had the keys to the general store and a couple other buildings we couldn't have gone into by ourselves. My wife said this was her favorite of all the historic villages we have visited, so we will probably go back for one of their special events like the Christmas Victorian dInners.
Written July 26, 2015
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emh43016
Memphis, TN202 contributions
Family
We stopped here on our way to Kelley’s Island. We initially stopped to see the adjacent building housing the postmark museum. Upon stopping we realized there were historic buildings and markers to see. There are a number of log houses and other buildings from the 1800s. Great to learn history of The Firelands. We got a nice informative tour of Annie Brown log cabin. There was a school group so we didn’t go in the houses.
Written May 26, 2019
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Julie C
Marion, OH8 contributions
I mark this as average because nearly every site was roped off so you couldn't actually explore the room and there was a very limited amount of period artifacts on display in each of the buildings. This is self-guided or has an audio guide that was more distracting than actually helpful. This would be much better with a guided at the top of each hour and preferably with someone who knows a great deal about this time and history. We had a very young tour guide for the mansion tour (which is at certain times) but she was so young that I had no confidence in asking any questions about the home and time period. Most of the home furnishing are donations and not original family owned. There were slave passages and rooms I would have liked to be able to see. I bet the school tours are fun and informational and the special events with multiple volunteers in traditional garb would be more educational and interactive.
Written August 11, 2020
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Jean N
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Solo
Calling all history buffs! Lyme Village has a historic mansion, and a vast assortment of historic structures, from a post office, to a school, a church, a cabin and a hardware store, all from the past and filled with original photos and artifacts. My tour was an hour and a half and most enjoyable. I highly recommend it!
Written June 13, 2018
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JULIE C
BELLEVUE19 contributions
Family
Take a step back in time of the 19th century to experience life of our forefathers, including hardships, daily routines, celebrations and traditions. The 15 acres will WOW history buffs and educate those not so familiar with the times. The society has many special events throughout the year including the highlight Christmas of Yesteryear. They also offer beautiful settings for weddings if you want the unique small atmosphere.
Written January 3, 2018
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DearbornNative
Dearborn, MI319 contributions
Friends
This is not on the scale of some historic building collections (villages) and more than a simple museum. Our small group of three were given our own tour guide at no extra change to our $9 adults, $8 seniors admission and we were allowed to look at our own pace. We could read the cards and papers explaining things and look around at will and when we were ready we let our guide know and we moved on to the next building. Not all the buildings are reassembled to the original specifications and the facility seems to depend on volunteers and donations, but that somehow added to it's charm. We spent about two hours there but the postmark museum there was closed that day so your time here could be more or less. Many items seemed to lack dates and details that we would have liked to know, but once you're done you seldom remember those things anyway. A pamphlet provided with your admission helps identify buildings and provides about a paragraph on each one as a keep sake. They were preparing for Pioneer Days or some event like that which we were told would be a big deal. It was slow that day, but the charm of the place was apparent. The mansion was interesting, but parts are closed to the public. Easy walking from place to place and not too much walking for those with limitations. Tourist information in the lobby of the gift shop and welcome building was useful to us. This location lacked demonstrations or other activities in the buildings or on the grounds that other villages have had but the price isn't as high to visit either. A restored village that includes the John Wright mansion.
Written September 1, 2015
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VATeacher75
Cortland, OH201 contributions
Solo
I spent 2 hours with Libby, a wonderful tour guide. Lyme Village has 14 restored buildings from the 1800's set up like a typical village of the time. All of the buildings have been saved from the surrounding area. The focus is the John Wright Mansion built 1880-1882. Absolutely beautiful furnishings and woodwork. Historic Lyme Village has very limited operating hours so please check before you decide to visit. Their big event is Pioneer Days to be held Sept 9 & 10, 2017.
Written September 4, 2017
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criticalcarol
New York City, NY9 contributions
Family
We just held a small wedding at Lyme Village--there are choices of the new big event "barn" and the old church and also the mansion and cafe area. Everyone was helpful and kind. Guests loved the location and history. Just perfect!
Written August 22, 2017
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Marilyn P
Wooster, OH31 contributions
Friends
This is a great place to get a taste of 19th Century America in Northern Ohio. There are special weekends throughout the year that will appeal to all kinds of historyf lovers. Children get hands-on history lessons and questions by the dozens answered. The setting gives a beautiful and authentic idea of early villages. Try it, you'll like it.
Written June 12, 2016
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