At Heritage Village Museum, you will experience the rural simplicity of a small town life as it was in Ohio during the 1800’s. We are a living history museum located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Volunteers and staff provide guided tours, supervise gift and book shop, coordinate special events, demonstrate traditional crafts and cooking and present educational programs for over 19,000 guests each year. Watch history come alive at Heritage Village Museum.
We are open for exhibits and
self-guided tours
Wednesday-Friday  10:00 am-4:00 pm
Admission for the self-guided tour (outside of buildings only) is
$3 for Adults, $1 Children 5-11.
Admission for the exhibit only is $2 adults, $1 children.
Children under 4 and Museum Members are free.

 Citizen Soldiers of 1812

                            Saturday, May 2nd 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, May 3rd 12 pm - 4 pm

Although Ohio was the “Western Frontier” during the War of 1812, local militia formed to fight for their young country, The United States of America. Join Heritage Village Museum as they celebrate Cincinnati’s contributions to the War of 1812 on May 2 & 3.

Militia units such as 1st Regiment of Ohio Infantry, Brush’s Independent Company and Linigle’s Company will highlight the story of local militias and their role in the fighting. Civilian interpreters will demonstrate different activities to show civilian life in Cincinnati during this time. Units and civilians will be set up in the various buildings and areas in the Village highlighting their contributions to the Ohio war effort.

Admission is $5/adults, $3/children 5-12. Children under 5 and museum members are free. 

Schedule of events

Saturday May 2, 2015 10:00 am-5:00 pm

10:00 Flag Raising Ceremony with musket salute

10:30-11:30 History of the Ohio Militia in the War of 1812*

11:30-12:30 Lunch for the Troops. Feeding the Troops, foodstuff of the early 19th Century

12:30-1:30 History of Linigle’s Company, 1812*

1:30-2:30 Author, John Winkler. Tippecanoe and the role of militia

2:30-3:30 History of Brush’s Independent Company, 1812*

3:30-4:30 Ohio Militia Military Muster

4:30-5:00 Flag Lowering Ceremony

*Events to include School of the Soldier

Sunday May 3, 2015 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

12:00 Flag Raising Ceremony with musket salute

12:30-1:30 History of the Ohio Militia in the War of 1812*

1:30-2:30 History of Linigle’s Company, 1812*

2:30-3:30 History of Brush’s Independent Company, 1812*

3:30-4:00 Ohio Militia Military Muster/ Flag Lowering Ceremony

*Events to include School of the Soldier



Great Eastern Wilderness, Its Wildlife and Native People Exhibit

                    April 14-May 31

Have you ever wondered what the great Eastern American Wilderness really looked like before European settlement in the 18th century? Fortunately, some of the first naturalists, explorers, Indian captives and missionaries from that time left vivid descriptions in journals. They described the vast pristine beauty of the land and rivers, the immense trees, remarkable wildlife and native people. Mary Louis Holt has created a series of paintings based on the colorful descriptions from those original journals. 

Exhibit admission is $2/adults, $1/children 5-11. Children under 5 and museum members are free.


Mary Louise Holt was an honors graduate from the College of Mount Saint Joseph with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She started her career as a graphic designer, illustrator, and courtroom artist for local and national television. With comprehensive formal training in the academic tradition of fine portraiture and figurative painting she paints many portraits n commission for private collectors. She has studied under internationally renowned artists Daniel Greene and Nelson Shanks. She is a member of Oil Painters of America and the Portrait Society of America.


Registration is now open for Summer Day Camps!

Pioneer Camp: June 22-26 and August 3-7
Civil War Camp: July 20-24



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