- Open June to mid-OctoberTour guides in period attire on Saturday & Sunday from 1- 4pm, Monday & Thursday 10 – 4pm. Group Tours any day by appointment (Interpreters in buildings for 12 or more).
- Location: (Map It) Jefferson Depot Village at 147 E. Jefferson St. in Jefferson, Ohio
- Phone: 614-507-5246
- Web: http://jeffersondepotvillage.org/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Best Kept Secret in Ashtabula County is the Hidden 19th Century preserved “living history” village in Jefferson, Ohio. Tucked away in the northeastern corner of Ohio, the Jefferson Depot Village volunteers saved and restored the 1872 Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad Station (on the National Register of Historic Places) just 2 weeks before its scheduled demolition. Then they moved 15 original 19th century buildings, all from Ashtabula County, to the depot. Each contains original artifacts and furnishings.
As you tour through the restored buildings, “Live a day in the 1890’s”, work at the train station, attend church in the 1848 “Church in the Wildwood”, go to school in the 1838 Spafford One-Room Schoolhouse with its original music staff painted on the blackboard, pick up your mail at the 1845 Sheffield Post Office, get medicines from the 1860 Ashtabula Pharmacy or stroll thru the medicinal herb garden. Everyone meets at Hohn’s General Store with its marble-topped cabinets stocked full of goods. The 1888 Victorian House is filled with authentic antiques. Don’t miss the Church Barn, Blacksmith Shop, Girl’s and Boy’s Outhouses, the Carriage House, Old Tavern, PRR Caboose, and the Library/Welcome Center.