Welcome to Historic Lyme Village
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:
Hours for Summer 2021
(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.
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.
We are planning to host our Pioneer Camp this year. The dates are Monday, June 21 – Friday, June 25. The children attending will learn how the Pioneer children survived in the early 1800’s in the Firelands area. Hands-on crafts will be taught, games will be played, and they will be transported back in time to experience how they lived, worked, and played. On Friday, there is a special program that the parents are asked to attend. Applications will soon be available on our website.
Click on any event to view info or download any related files such as applications, RSVPs, etc.
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.