As the sure signs of spring begin to appear, Century Village Museum in Burton, Ohio, is once again opening for public tours.  This historic village of almost two dozen century-old structures, located in a beautiful setting overlooking the hills of Geauga County and the valley of the Cuyahoga River, offers a splendid opportunity for individuals and families interested in the history of Geauga County and the Western Reserve of Ohio to see a realistic presentation of that early history.

The public tours are led by trained interpreters who will not only present a detailed package of information to our visitors but also respond to questions about the people, places, and things related to pioneer life.  Our public tours take place on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.  Friday and Saturday tours are available at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Sunday tours are available at 1 and 3 p.m.  Generally two hours in length, these tours can be tailored to your particular interests.

If you represent a group of ten or more people, arrangements can be made regarding other days and times for your visit, so long as adequate advance notice is provided.   Again, interpreters will be provided to lead your tour.  The Museum welcomes groups of interested persons, including social, fraternal, church, and historical organizations.

Burton, Ohio, and the surrounding area offer a variety of attractions for your enjoyment.  While visiting the area, please include a visit to Century Village Museum on your agenda.  Many of historic buildings have been staged or restaged in the past several years and offer a “new” opportunity to see and hear about the Museum’s wonderful collection of artifacts and the people who settled this area beginning in 1798.

Focused on the nineteenth century, the buildings included on these tours provide practical lessons on the lives of the early settlers of Western Reserve and the generations that followed them.  The houses, businesses, and public buildings available for viewing are staged with period artifacts and the accompanying talks by the interpreters describe the lives of our local pioneers, the trials they endured, and the successes they achieved.

Reasonable rates are available for these public tours.  The museum is located in Burton, Ohio, on the south-east corner of the village square.  GPS:  14653 East Park Street, Burton, Ohio 44021.  For more information on the public tour program, call 440-834-1492.