|Address:||11500 Lebanon Rd, Sharonville, OH 45241|
|Wednesday:||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Thursday:||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Friday:||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
We were here for their Haunted Village for the first time, and we were volunteering. I previously thought it was supposed to be a super scary event, but this event is made for preschool and up. Guests young and old would dress up in costumes too! It's considered "slight fright" and no one was jumping out at you. The volunteers were dressed up in fun outfits and make-up, but not gory. The Village looked awesome with lights, lanterns, halloween blow-ups, different buildings with a different theme, and a cool lighted up haunted walk through the woods. They passed out candy and light-up bracelets. The event was really unique to be going through an actual Village (that's actually haunted), and I love supporting a place that's preserving Cincinnati history and interactive education.
We enjoyed every bit of the grounds. We went for your homeschool day. It was lovely but very popular. My only complaint is I would love two levels. One for young kids, and one for older. Due to the toddler chaos, some exhibits we're far too busy for us to partake. But thank you for hosting us!
I've lived in Cincinnati for over 25 years and have visited Sharon Woods many times, but had never before explored the Heritage Village Museum. This is an invaluable contribution to the preservation of the area's history and deserves to be better supported by the community. Visitors to Ohio also will enjoy learning about the development of this important trade port on the Ohio and Miami river and canal systems. The excellent guided tour takes visitors through several restored homes and other buildings, including a general store and print shop. Hands-on activities for kids are available at certain times; check the website or call for specific information. Development of the site is ongoing; currently, a 19th-century dental office and school are undergoing restoration.
My family rented the Haynor House's Ballroom for a private party. It's a spectacular space for smaller gatherings. Actually, it's a hidden gem!
The rental included the kitchen facilities with space in the dining room for a buffet where you can have your event catered or you can bring in your own prepared food. The private ballroom can accommodate up to 40 people. Tables and chairs were provided with table linens. We were also able to use a back porch area with several long tables and chairs. The porch area was a bonus for those who wanted to dine outside and served as a great space for older children. We were also able to reserve and pay for the children to explore the Hands on History space. This unique area provided the children to learn about our ancestors' day to day living activities. It's quite interesting! The Hands on History area is located in the basement of the Haynor House. There are also restrooms located in the building area before entering the History space. There are number of steps to descend to reach both the learning area and those restrooms. Fortunately, there is a single restroom on the main floor for those who cannot manage the outdoor steps, and there is a ramp available to enter the main floor.
My family had a beautiful day as you can see in these photos.
Finally, I cannot say enough about the staff. Tyna, our contact, who is not only knowledgeable and enthusiastic, but she is also easy to communicate and work with.
I must say the experience in this historic place held a significant importance for me. My family's roots in Sharonville date back to 1898. It was as if we were celebrating with the previous generations too.
I highly recommend checking out and renting this elegant, intimate space in the Haynor House.
Heritage Village gets 5 stars from me!!
The phone number for Heritage Village Museum is (513) 563-9484.
Heritage Village Museum is located at 11500 Lebanon Rd, Sharonville, OH 45241
The website (URL) for Heritage Village Museum is: http://www.heritagevillagecincinnati.org/
Heritage Village Museum is open:
Wednesday:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM