Explore Ohio // WRHS Hale Farm + Village { and a GIVEAWAY }

July 16, 2017 in Akron,cleveland,events,explore locally,Explore Ohio,giveaway,NEO,Ohio,sponsor,travel

After growing up in Northeast Ohio and after years of living in Cuyahoga Falls, I finally took an adventure I’d been meaning to for ages — I visited the Western Reserve Historical Society Hale Farm + Village! It did not disappoint, friends!

The Hale Farm + Village is located in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and was the original homestead and farm of Jonathan Hale. It became the property of the Western Reserve Historical Society, whose main focus is to preserve the history and artifacts of the historic western reserve.

Remy and I decided to go on a relaxed visit one Sunday afternoon while the boys went to the movies. We saw glassblowing demonstrations, weaving demonstrations, candle-making demonstrations, and even an old-school musket demonstration!

That’s not even half of it! We explored the 90 acres of the Hale Farm while learning all about the agricultural practices and the life of our early settlers!

We loved it so much that I told Chad we absolutely needed to allgo as a family — and so just 6 short days after my initial visit, we found ourselves right back at Hale Farm!

We happened to be there during the Music in the Valley Folk + Wine Festival! Although we decided not to sample any wine, we did have a wonderful time listening to the folk musicians and creating our homemade musical instruments like they would in the old days!

In addition to Hale Farm + Village, the WRHS also includes the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel, the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum, Costume Collection, Hay-McKinney and Bingham-Hanna Mansions, Kidzbits Family Hands-on Center and the Research Library!

We are beyond lucky to have this gem located right in our very own backyards! And their newest exhibit, Cleveland Starts Here, explores the history of Northeast Ohio and aims to help place historical context into our lives today! I cannot wait to check it out!

As a local institution, the WRHS wants to better-know it’s visitors and membership, so they are conducting a survey which is located here. One lucky survey participant will win a membership to the Western Reserve Historical Society (which includes the Hale Farm and Village as well as all of the other WRHS sites!).

In addition to that giveaway, I’m hosting another membership giveaway to the WRHS! — Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below! Winner from the rafflecopter giveaway will be announced and notified on 7/25/17.


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Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post but I did receive a complimentary membership to the WRHS as an acting social media partner. As always, all opinions herein are my own.


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Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries July 17, 2017 at 12:12 pm

This looks like such a fun place! There’s a farm and village similar to this outside of Toledo called Sauder Village that I’ve taken my daughter to before. Next time we’re back in Ohio we will have to visit this one!


Kate @ GreatestEscapist July 17, 2017 at 2:55 pm

I haven’t been to Hale Farm in ages & reaaaally want to get back for a visit! Do you think it would still be fun/interesting even without kids?


Jenn July 18, 2017 at 3:16 pm

I never even knew that was there! How great that you lucked up on a festival too! I’ll have to take my family there next time we go to OH.

Jenn @ http://www.shawave.com


Kiki July 18, 2017 at 4:02 pm

This place looks great! Love visiting old historical places like this! So much to learn!


Aseky Bonnaire July 18, 2017 at 4:32 pm

This looks like such a fun place. I’d love to visit Ohio one day! My best friend was born and raised there!


Megan July 18, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Wow, looks like a beautiful place to visit. As a former history teacher, I think I would really enjoy it!


Vicki @ Babies to Bookworms July 18, 2017 at 7:39 pm

Wow, that looks like such a cool experience!


Felicia @ The Starving Chef July 18, 2017 at 8:37 pm

Hello from a fellow North East Ohioian 😀 ! I’ve never heard of this place (we’ve only lived up this way a few years) – I really want to check this out!


Chrissanna R Krisch July 19, 2017 at 7:12 am

We’ve never been to the carousel, but we LOVE hale Farm!!!


Emily July 19, 2017 at 10:03 am

We love Hale Farm! I went when I was in grade school and really loved the whole day, getting to learn about the farm and explore.


Renee July 19, 2017 at 10:48 am

We love the carousel! Actually, we love the entire museum. My son loves to play in the kid’s area and view the cars. My husband and I love the history and the mansion.


Joanna Clute July 19, 2017 at 3:12 pm

I love historical site like this. I remember when I went to Gettysburg and it was such a trip back in time.


Lisa July 20, 2017 at 1:38 pm

This is great! I would really love to visit. I’ve never even been to Ohio, except for a layover at the airport, which doesn’t count. My kids and I are building a bucket list of places we want to go and things we want to see in the US. Going to be adding this.


Tara Peterson July 20, 2017 at 6:05 pm

This is such a cool place. I love that they have fun activities for the whole family and it’s an educational experience all in one. We have some places like this down here in Georgia. 🙂


Rachel July 23, 2017 at 1:18 pm

I haven’t been to the Euclid Beach Park Carousel before. We’ll have to check it ou!


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