Caesar’s Creek Pioneer Village is a living history museum located at the southwest end of Caesar Creek Lake. The Pioneer Village showcases an open-air collection of relocated and restored log buildings. Walking through the reconstructed village, visitors can see a Quaker meetinghouse, a pioneer schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, carpenter shop, and family cabins. Echoes of pioneer life resonate throughout the rustic village.
Volunteers brought the buildings together from all over the region to form Caesar’s Creek Pioneer Village. Several structures in Pioneer Village were moved to Caesar’s Creek Pioneer Village in 1978. During this time, the Army Corps of Engineers prepared to impound the Caesar’s Creek Valley. During flooding preparations, the Army Corps dismantled many old houses in the area and found many original log cabins, some dating back to the 1700s. To save them from destruction, these cabins were moved to Caesar’s Creek Pioneer Village.
The buildings are open during special events held throughout the year. Events range from Civil War reenactments to old-time cooking, harvest festivals, and more. These events are often a great time to see the inside of the buildings. During the rest of the year, visitors can take a self-guided tour of the grounds.
A private non-profit organization operates and maintains the village.