Historic Lyme Village, is a non-profit organization operated by the volunteers of the Historic Lyme Village Association. The village represents life in the Firelands from the arrival of the first settlers, in the early 1800’s to the early 1900’s.
The John Wright Mansion is one of the prominent buildings in the village. This Second Empire Victorian home was built between 1880 and 1882. The mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The John Seymour House, an 1836 Greek Revival House, was used as a stop on the Underground Railroad. The village is home to 14 other 19th Century buildings including log homes, barns, one room school, general store, town hall, and the Detterman Log Church.
The village also has the Schug Hardware Museum and the National Postmark Collectors Museum and Research Center. The village site map can be viewed here.
Visit the Village for guided tours:
Summer Hours (June – August)
Winter Hours (September-May)
Closed except for special functions and scheduled tours
Historic Lyme Village is host to many special events including Pioneer Camp, Pioneer Days, A Night at the Village, Victorian Christmas Dinners, and Christmas of Yesteryear. Scroll down more to see upcoming events.
Please click on the “Events” icon at the top of this page to get additional information on upcoming events.
The air-conditioned Carriage House Café and Shelter are available for rent throughout the year for parties, picnics, luncheons, and receptions. The Detterman Log Church, John Wright Mansion, the heated Schaeffer/Wolfe Barn, and village grounds host many weddings during the year. Rental rates and information can be viewed here.
The Historic Lyme Village Association is a non-profit (501(c)3) all volunteer organization.
Youngsters ages 7 – 12 spend five days from 9 AM – 3 PM learning how pioneer children lived, worked, and played. Hands-on projects such as wood-working, sewing, cooking teaches the students new skills that were common to the 1800’s children. Chores such as bringing in wood, carrying water, taking care of the animals are also taught.
Friday of the week is special as all adults are invited for special activities with the participants. Cost is $150 for the week. Exceptions may be made for siblings and a few tuition assistance funds could be available.
Gallery – Photos by Darrell Moll Photography
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Veteran’s Military Museum at Historic Lyme Village
Historic Lyme Village Coloring Book
Download the Historic Lyme Village Coloring Book for Kids. 11 pages of our historic buildings for coloring. Click here or on the Historic Lyme Village Coloring Book to view or download the PDF. You can then print out the pages for coloring.