Sharon Woods' Heritage Village Museum Offers Private Escape Room Adventures Based on Local Historic Events

Reenact the first train robbery in the U.S. (which took place in North Bend, Ohio) or find artifacts left behind after Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan and his men’s raid of the area in July 1863.

click to enlarge Game Master Carlos Klimick - Photo: Provided
Photo: Provided
Game Master Carlos Klimick

Sharon Woods' Heritage Village Museum and Education Center is a collection of 13 authentic buildings from the 1800s, operated by the nonprofit Historic Southwest Ohio. Visitors can relive life as it was back then via a revived train station, doctor's office, general store, church and assorted homes.

And now, you can even attempt to escape the town through the Escape the Village experience.

Heritage Village Museum is offering two different COVID-friendly private themed adventures based on actual local historical events: “Leaving the Station” or “Morgan’s Raiders of the Lost Art."

Each session can hold four to eight people and is limited to a group of friends or family. Face masks are required.

Leaving the Station takes guests to Chester Park Train Station on park grounds to reenact the first train robbery in the United States, which happened in North Bend, Ohio in 1865. You have to follow clues to get into the office and telegraph for help "before it is too late."

Morgan’s Raiders of the Lost Art is an "art heist based on Gen. John Hunt Morgan and his men’s Confederate raid of our area in July 1863." Follow clues to see if you can find the loot that they couldn't carry with them and hid to come back for later. 

The Escape the Village adventures will take place at noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. July 18, Aug. 22 and Sept. 26. Reservations must be made by 3 p.m. the day before the session.

Call 513-563-9484 to book. Admission is $25 per person.

Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. More info: A Great Parks of Hamilton County parking permit may be required.


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