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Sauder Village – A Living History Destination

April 15, 2022

By: Angela Dudziak

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Sauder Village Campground

As April rain clouds lead to warmer days of May, seasonal campgrounds across the Midwest are all open and welcoming to RVers. If you are looking for an early-season camp outing and love a trip back in history, Sauder Village in rural Northwestern Ohio is your living history destination to visit.


Sauder Village Campground has 87 RV sites priced from $30-$54 per night, which includes your needed Wi-Fi. If you want to group camp with 10 or more people, there are special discount group rates. The campground itself offers amazing amenities from basketball and volleyball courts, to a fishing lake, walking paths, shuffleboard, horseshoes, and exclusive children's playgrounds.

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Sauder Heritage Inn

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Sauder Heritage Inn Pool and Hot Tub

The Sauder Heritage Inn brings more advantages for those camping at the facility. All guests at the campground have admission to the hotel resort’s indoor pool, hot tub, and game room at any time during their stay. There are also a number of eateries available to you if you are camping, staying at the Inn, or visiting the village. From a 1920s Soda Fountain to a homestyle-cooked meal at the Barn Restaurant, you’ll have great food options for your getaway as well.


Me, with my sister and cousin exploring 1920s Main Street

So, after you set up camp, shoot a game of PIG on the basketball court, and take a quick dip in the pool … are you ready for a trip back in time? Sauder’s Historic Village is open Wednesday through Saturday. The entire settlement has historically-costumed people throughout every home and shop, describing the time period you are witnessing while educating you on what you are experiencing. The Historic Village covers a time period from 1803 through 1928. While there, you can take a ride on the Erie Express Train, or maybe the slower pace of a horse-drawn buggy and trolley ride is more your style.


Sauder Historic Village offers entrance discounts to students, seniors, AAA members, and military. It also allows free admission to children aged five and under, and active-duty military and reserves. General admission for an entire day of this living history encounter is just a low cost of $22 per adult, or you can turn your experience into a two-day event for $30 per adult.

After taking in everything the village offers, you’ll definitely want to do a little shopping. Sauder Village also has an impressive furniture store for anyone wanting to add to their home decor. There are handmade goods from the village workers on display and for sale on other storefronts, while souvenir shops are also located on-premises.

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Visit the Cooper and Learn to Make a Bucket

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Take a Quilting Class

If you are interested in getting even more hands-on with your experience, take a personalized class on blacksmithing or quilting. Sauder Village offers instruction in numerous categories, in which you will need to sign up. 


Not sure how to approach your trip to Sauder Village? The good folks working there have suggested itineraries for you to follow. They have outlined different ways to approach your getaway, whether you are a family, couple, seniors, or even more. Check those out at their website Sauder Village is ready for you … are you ready to take that trip back in time?

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