4th of July at Sauder Village 7.2

Written by David Green.

Experience an old fashioned Fourth of July Weekend at Historic Sauder Village. From hand-cranked ice-cream and old-fashioned games to patriotic songs, a traditional reading of the Declaration of Independence and free admission for veterans and active duty U.S. military personnel–a visit to Sauder Village on July 4 to 6 will provide a fun-filled way to celebrate this Independence Day Weekend.

A highlight of each day will be the opportunity to help make hand-cranked ice cream in the 1910 Homestead. Guests of all ages will be encouraged to help crank the old-time ice cream freezer and sample the tasty, frozen treat.

At Little Pioneers Homestead, parents, grandparents and children can spend time together playing games of ‘days gone by’ such as rolling hoops and Game of Graces.

Each afternoon at 1 and 2:30, guests can gather on the Village Green to hear a reading of the Declaration of Independence. Guests are invited to slide into one of the benches at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church to sing along as patriotic hymns are played on the historic reed organ.

There will be hand-squeezed lemonade available in the Village Sweet Shoppe, “pail lunches,” hamburgers and hotdogs available in the Village Café (Café closed Sunday), and Homestead ice cream in the old-time Ice Cream Parlor.

Benches and picnic tables will be available on the Village Green and guests will be welcome to enjoy their picnic fare under the beautiful canopy of trees.

On Friday, July 4th, guests can also enjoy a special “Holiday Brunch” at the Barn Restaurant featuring made-to-order omelets and many other specialties.

Ohio’s largest living history destination, Historic Sauder Village offers more than 40 historic homes and shops where guests can experience life in Ohio from 1800-1910. At Natives and Newcomers, Little Pioneers Homestead, historic homes, shops, barns and gardens, guests of all ages can learn more about the lives of our ancestors.

Historic Village hours for the Independence Day Weekend are Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Veterans and all active duty U.S. military personnel will receive free admission this holiday weekend.

Every Sunday this season children (16 and under) receive free admission to the Historic Village. Call 800.590.9755 or visit www.saudervillage.org for more details.

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