It’s Maple Syrup Time at Hale Farm & Village


Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS) is taking every precaution necessary to protect our staff, volunteers, and guests. Effective March 14, 2020, the Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS) is closing all public venues through April 5, 2020. This change affects public operations at the Cleveland History Center, our main campus and headquarters in University Circle, and Hale Farm & Village, our living history museum in Bath. Both sites will be closed to the public from March 14 through April 5, 2020. WRHS administrative functions will continue without interruption over these weeks. WRHS expects to resume regular public hours of operation on April 6, 2020*.

Sat 3/14 & Sun 3/15 @ 10AM-4PM

Sat 3/21 & Sun 3/22 @ 10AM-4PM

As inexorable as the sunrise or the change of season, maple sugaring time has returned to northeast Ohio. And if you want to know the backstory on that bottle of syrup you bought at the grocery store to pour on your pancakes, now’s the time to find out.

There are several maple sugar festivals in the area, including the two-weekend event at Hale Farm & Village, the recreated 19th-century Ohio village in Bath run by the Western Reserve Historical Society. For four days, visitors can come to enjoy a pancake-and-sausage breakfast in order to taste some of that syrup, the explore the village and the demonstrations of old-time crafts and trades, such as candlemaking, spinning, and of course, tapping male trees for sap and boiling down the sap into syrup.

Admission is $17, which includes breakfast, served until 3pm; kids 3-12 are $12. Without breakfast tickets are $12 and $6, respectively.


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