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Historic Sauder Village


Historic Sauder Village in Archbold Ohio

Historic Sauder Village

(courtesy of the Ohio Dept of Travel and Tourism) Sauder Village

Sauder Village

(courtesy of Do Toledo) Historic Sauder Village in Archbold Ohio
(courtesy of DoToledo.org)

Sauder Village is a living-history village an hour west of Toledo in Archbold, Ohio. This family destination provides a re-creation of life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in northwest Ohio. Visitors have the opportunity to experience the historic village, working craftsmen, homemade food and baked goods, shops, events, classes, children’s activities and on-site lodging.

At the age of 30, local farmer Erie Sauder created the Sauder Woodworking Company in 1934 in Archbold, Ohio, a company that has become a top company in ready-to-assemble furniture. Sauder’s ancestors were some of the men and women who settled the Great Black Swamp area in northwest Ohio in the 1830s; stories that Erie Sauder was very fond of hearing and keeping alive.

In the 1970s, Erie Sauder had a number of hand-crafted buildings throughout northwest Ohio re-located to create Sauder Village. The Village today is directed by the 3rd generation Sauder family.

Visiting Sauder Village:

Sauder Village consists of more than 45 buildings housing the historic structures, restaurants and cafes, gift shops, Sauder Heritage Inn, Founder’s Hall (an exhibit/performance center), the Sauder Village Campground and a Sauder furniture store and outlet. The shops, restaurants and Inn at Sauder Village are open year-round, while the historic Village and campground are open seasonally from late April through late October of each year. Sauder Village is a unique destination for families or organization, church or school groups.

Special Events:

Many exhibitions, festivals and classes are held at Sauder Village throughout the year. Admission to the Village is all that is needed to experience all of the events while classes require pre-registration and separate fees. Some events and classes offered by Sauder Village include:

  • Annual Quilt Fair
  • Antique Car Gathering
  • Golf Tournament
  • Annual Doll and Teddy Bear Show
  • Annual Traditional Rug Hooking Exhibition
  • Annual Woodcarvers’ Show
  • Music Concerts Spring/Summer/Fall on the Farm
  • Spinning Class
  • Broom-making Class
  • Quilting Classes
  • Pre-school and Children’s Classes



During the April-October season, Historic Sauder Village admission rates are $12.50 for adults, $11 for seniors, $6.25 for students (6-16), and free for children 5 and under. Discounts are also available to AAA members. of $1.50 off of adult admission and $1.00 off of student admission. In addition, all children 16 and under are admitted free every Sunday.


Sauder Village is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from noon to 4pm. The Village is closed Mondays except for holidays. Dates before Memorial Day and after Labor Day have shortened hours of 10am - 330pm Tuesday through Friday.

Contact Information:

Sauder Village
22611 St. Rt. 2
Archbold, Ohio 43502
800 590-9755
419 446-2541

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