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.

    Pioneer Camp @ Historic Lyme Village
    Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – Jun 28 @ 3:00 pm

    PIONEER CAMP – Monday, June 24 – Friday, June 28 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

    This camp is open to all boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 12.

    The cost is $200 per student.

    We take up to 30 students.  Go to the Lyme Village website for an application form or call the Lyme Village office at 419-483-4949.

    This is a hands-on educational learning experience for the students.  In the mornings the students rotate through 3 different stations where they are working on projects.  The 3 stations are: woodworking or engineering; creating with cloth materials; and preparing/cooking station.  Lunch will be provided for the students.  The afternoons will be filled with a variety of topics each day with guest speakers.


    Civil War Days – Life on the Homefront @ Historic Lyme Village
    Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – Jul 14 @ 3:00 pm

    Experience Civil War Days at Historic Lyme Village and learn about domestic life on the homefront during the American Civil War (1861-1865).  Experience the past as the museum comes alive with reenactors, demonstrators, and craftspeople.  Living historians will be on hand demonstrating period dress, cooking, music, dancing, games, etiquette, and more.

    Michael Rhodes Photography will also be there to educate on 19th century photography and you can enjoy the opportunity to take home a tintype likeness of yourself (additional fee required).

    Visit the Village for guided tours:

    Summer Hours  (June – August)

    Wednesday – Saturday  11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Last tour at 4:00 PM

    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.

    Rentals Available

    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.

    Gallery – Photos by Darrell Moll Photography

    If you like Darrell Moll’s work and would like to view more Click Here http://www.darrellmoll.com/

    Veteran’s Military Museum at Historic Lyme Village

    A relatively new attraction added in 2017. The Veteran’s Military Museum is located in the old Groton Township Hall (O on the site map) between the post office and Schug hardware store. We are honoring all veterans who have served the United States of America in uniform by displaying artifacts from the Revolutionary War to the present. Most of our items are from the Civil War and World War I.  We are always looking for unique items that aid in learning and appreciating more about each and every conflict that involved our great nation.  Space is available and labeled for conflicts since Vietnam for which we currently are without artifacts;  this is our greatest current need in order to honor those men and women who served during this period.  Please plan to visit us, especially during Pioneer Weekend in September and consider donating artifacts that would expand our opportunities to share the nation’s history with the general public and, especially, our children.

    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.

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