Schoenbrunn Village to host final Fall Lantern Tour of the year
by Ohio's Amish Country
With the turn of the season, step back in time as Historic Schoenbrunn Village guides you through the dark by lantern light at the colonial-era settlement. On Saturday, Sept. 15, Schoenbrunn Village will host its very popular Fall Lantern Tour for the last time in 2012.
Tours will begin at 7 p.m. with village paths and cabins lit by luminaries and glowing with hand-dipped beeswax candles made at the village. Groups may carry their own lanterns and stroll at their own pace, experiencing something new at every stop. The village will be transformed into a living 1770s frontier settlement as costumed Moravian missionaries, Native Americans, and settlers fill the cabins and village greens.
As the fall foliage begins to show colors and visitors drive through the village entrance, they will feel as if they have been pulled through time 200 years into the past. The sounds, sights, smells, and tastes of autumn will fill your senses with the crackling leaves on the path, the taste of fresh apple cider and gingerbread, and the delight of just-made apple butter served on bread.
Discover what was essential to everyday life in the 1770s as you watch candle dipping, sewing techniques, and frontier survival skills. Watch as the everyday tasks unfold in the woodworking cabin. Learn the techniques of Dutch oven cooking over the open hearths. Enter Ohio’s first church to find out about the Moravian faith and customs at the village. Prepare for a lesson in the very first school in Ohio while writing on a slate or trying quill writing in the schoolhouse. While you and your family are sharing in these extraordinary activities, listen as life is discussed in a rare meeting between European missionaries and Native Delaware converts.
Tours last until 10 p.m. Schoenbrunn Village will continue to be open through the fall on weekends in September and October.
For information, call toll free 877-278-8020 or email email@example.com.