The Cuyahoga Valley has been home to diverse peoples for thousands of years. As a living history museum, Hale Farm & Village acknowledges and works to amplify the stories of the many peoples who lived on this site and explore the varied experiences of the inhabitants of the Western Reserve during the late 18th and 19th centuries.
The story of the Hale family in the Western Reserve began in 1810, when Jonathan, Mercy and their three small children traveled from Connecticut to the Cuyahoga Valley to start a new life. They helped to shape this land and the surrounding communities for over 140 years, spanning four generations. Today, the museum features 32 historic structures, a number of heritage gardens, and a working farm experience–providing guests opportunities to explore the Hale family story as part of a rich and diverse regional history.
General public season for the museum occurs June-October, with daily interpretation of 19th century seasonal lifeways, early area entrepreneurship, and historic artisan demonstrations (weekends only in September and October). Hale Farm offers a robust year-round events and programs calendar, with special experiences and immersive workshops offered quarterly. For more information about Hale Farm & Village and our parent organization, the Western Reserve Historical Society, visit us at halefarm.org and on social media @halefarm&village!