Heritage Village Museum and Educational Center

Heritage Village Museum is a collection of historic 19th century buildings moved from locations around Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky to save them from destruction. Elk Lick House was the first building brought here, opening in 1971. Ten more historic buildings and two new structures have been added over time for a village of thirteen buildings that represent various aspects of family life during the 1800s. These buildings include historic homes, a train station, a doctor’s office, a general store, a church, and a schoolhouse.

We are dedicated not just to preserving these buildings, but to sharing the stories of the people who lived here. We bring to life the history of our region and the people who settled it, connecting visitors with our heritage. We serve thousands of school children and visitors every year with programs, tours, exhibits, and events that engage the imagination and enrich their understanding of the past.

Contact Information

Bethany Jewell
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  • Hours Open

    October through April we are open for outside self-guided tours only. Wed. – Fri.: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. May through September we are open for self guided tours and scheduled guided tours of the buildings. Wed. – Sat.: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sun.: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Seasons Open

    Open year round.
  • Prices and Fees

    Self-Guided Tours - $3/adult, $1/child (age 5-11), children under 4 and members are free. Guided Tours - $7/adults, $3/Child (age 5-11), children under four and members are free.
  • Accessibility

    We offer tour booklets in large print, braille, and a variety of languages. Eleven of our thirteen buildings are wheelchair accessible. We are working toward making the other two buildings accessible. The pathway through the Village is flat and consists of compacted gravel. For more accessibility information, please visit our website: https://heritagevillagecincinnati.org/access-and-accommodations/