Engage with the past with one of our unique customizable programs!

At Heritage Sylvania, the history you read about in textbooks becomes a vibrant learning experience full of activities for students and teachers to see and do. Our programs cover a wide variety of Ohio academic standards including inter-disciplinary curriculum. Subjects including social studies, language arts, math and science are all incorporated into your visit. Students get the perfect mix of learning, adventure and fun all in a scenic and safe environment where our dedicated staff and volunteers lead the way.

Heritage Sylvania offers programs and group tours for scout troops, senior centers and private organizations, as well as elementary schools at the Historical Village, Cooke/Kuhlman home and the Lathrop House.

Educational programs allow school children a unique glimpse into the area's history and include hands-on elements.  Costumed staff lead each station as students rotate through their day.  We also have spaces for you to eat sack lunches that you bring.

Every program is customized for the grade level, teacher curriculum and school-specific day (start to dismissal). All programs integrate visits to our historic buildings and are designed to synchronize with strands from the Ohio proficiency tests, Achievement Assessments and State of Ohio grade-specific standards.

Upon arrival each class will be assigned a guide who will accompany you through the visit. Teachers will also receive a packet with their schedule and other sheets with post-visit activity suggestions.

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  • Cost per student is $5.00 in the Sylvania School District
  • Cost per student is $6.00 in other Districts
  • For a combined program with the Lathrop House and the Historical Village the cost is $5.00 for Sylvania School District and $6.00 for other Districts

There is no charge for teachers and chaperones.


We are now accepting reservations for student groups.  Programs are offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and are 2.5 hours / 3 hours if you'd like to have lunch on campus. We offer morning or afternoon sessions. Morning sessions run from 9:30am - 12:00pm/12:30pm with lunch. Afternoon sessions run from 12:00pm - 2:30pm/3:00 with lunch.

No programs are offered December through February. NOTE:  The Lathrop House is closed November until April.


We can accommodate groups of up to 88 at one time (due to the size of the historic buildings).  If you have a larger group, please contact us and we can work on other options with you.  We request that you have at least 10 students (not including adults) to book a program.


Reservations are required for all programs.  Please fill out a Group Reservation Request, call 419-517-5533, or send us an email through the Contact page.