Benedict Cottage has been nestled in the Village since 1997. Its history, though briefly told, is nearly 200 years in the making. It was built between 1825 and 1850, somewhere along Mill Creek, to be a workman’s cottage like its neighbors.
Later, it was moved west of Springfield Pike near Glendale-Milford Road in Woodlawn. There it functioned as a caretaker’s home on the grounds of the Benedict Estate, then owned by the Burchenal Family of the Procter & Gamble Company.
In October of 1997 the cottage was moved four miles to Heritage Village. Since its restoration, the cottage has been used to interpret 19th century textile crafts.