ARCHBOLD, Ohio — Sauder Village announced it will open for the season on June 24 after the coroanvirus delayed its start.
The historic village will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in modified hours that will allow for times of deep cleaning and sanitation.
Other changes to the village have been made in order to follow state guidelines, such as:
- Sanitizer and hand washing stations have been added and many restaurants have been renovated. Restrooms and high traffic areas will be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day, and social distancing practices will be in place to allow for a safe experience.
- Sauder Village staff will be wearing face coverings and guests are encouraged to consider wearing face coverings as well.
- Most of the buildings in the Historic Village will be open with one-way traffic patterns.
- Only one or two family units will be allowed at a time in the historic buildings.
- The Museum, Tiffin River Woodworks, Buggy Ride and Little Pioneers Homestead will not be open at the beginning of the season.
- Following current state guidelines, hands-on activities will not be available. However, guests can still watch demonstrations and hear engaging stories about history, crafts, farming and more.
New this year, guests can check out the 1920s Main Street Sauder Village, which replicates a portion of a 1920s Main Street typical to northwest Ohio.
Some of the buildings featured on the east side of the street including Farmers and Merchants Bank, Schuck Jewelry Store, Stotzer Hardware, Ohio Farm Bureau Office and the Livery.
By late summer additional buildings along the west side of Main Street will be open.
Other things open at the village include the free train ride, meeting farm animals, exploring wigwams and a trading post at Natives and Newcomers and walking through the log school, church, barn and homes of the Pioneer Settlement Area to experience life in Ohio from 1834-1908.
The Sauder Village Campground, Sauder Heritage Inn, Barn Restaurant, Doughbox Bakery, and Retail Shops are also open for guests to visit.
Admission is $20 for adults, $14 for students ages six through 16 and is free for members and children five and under.
More information on the reopening of Sauder Village can be found on its website.