Dickens Victorian Village in Cambridge, OH A Must See Holiday Event!




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Dickens Victorian Village 

I’ve had a bit of writing issues lately. The problem isn’t writer’s block it’s the fact that I have so much I want to post that I can’t see to get it all together in the form I would like. One of those Is Dickens Victorian Villiage in Cambridge, Ohio. I was blessed to be the +1 with Kerri from Momma of 4 Cutiez and tour the Victoria Village Warehouse and was amazed at the work that goes into pulling this amazing event togehter.


The Visit to the Dickens Victoria Village, got me in mood for Christmas and it was only September. The Dickens Victoria Village workers were alreaday on the job and working to get their handcrafted maniquins up and on the streets to help celebrate. But that isn’t all, they’re busy putting up lights that play music. People come from states around to get a little bit of a Victorian Chritmas from Dickens Victorian Village.



This isn’t just a place to see, it’s a place that will take you back to the Victoria area.  You can try on clothes, hats, have photos taken and even purchase beautiful items in the gift shop!

This project was the brainchild of local businessman and artist Bob Ley, who envisioned the concept, created sketches of each scene, and organized the beginnings of the Dickens Victorian Village committee. In 2006, the project began. Local volunteers built and clothed the mannequins, each dressed in period clothing. Each head and face has been uniquely and artfully sculpted and painted by members of the Eastern Ohio Art Guild.

This project is also supported by many local organizations, including Cambridge Main Street, the Cambridge/Guernsey County Visitors & Convention Bureau, Guernsey County Historical Society, Mid-East Ohio Career and Technology Center, the Eastern Ohio Art Guild, and many individuals donating time and materials.
Their community is proud of the fact that the Dickens Victorian Village project received the prestigious President’s Award (one of only two awarded in 17 years) from the Eastern Ohio Development Alliance, a consortium of 16 counties, for its first year efforts.


Join The Celebration
Often called the “Crossroads of America,” Cambridge is found nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains along I-70 and I-77. National attention is gained annually as visitors flock to enjoy the Dickens Victorian Village and the Official Paul Bunyan Show, not to mention numerous other special events – such as Ohio’s only outdoor passion play, the Living Word Outdoor Drama.


The crown jewel of the county though, is the abundance of recreational opportunities. Hunting, fishing, camping and golfing are centerpieces for the region. Ohio’s largest state park, Salt Fork, and the state’s third largest lake, Seneca Lake, are found within Guernsey County. Did we also mention that the Wilds, a 9,000-acre one-of-a-kind conservations facility is also located here for seasonal safari tours?

The Hopalong Cassidy Museum, dedicated to our hometown boy, William Boyd who portrayed the beloved cowboy, is located along our quaint main street. Not far from town is the John and Annie Glenn Historic Site detailing the famed astronaut’s life. And don’t forget the historic National Road (Route 40) running through the heart of Guernsey County that features specialty shops, antiques, a museums and glass factories.

2 comments for “Dickens Victorian Village in Cambridge, OH A Must See Holiday Event!

  1. May Lynn Mahler
    November 29, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Thanks for sharing this! I would love to visit this someday, I love Christmas!! I enjoy seeing other areas of our beautiful country celebrate Christmas! Merry Christmas and God bless you!

  2. November 30, 2014 at 6:53 am

    Looks like a really neat experience. The town we used to live in had a “Dickens on the Boulevard” in November with similar experiences. We looked forward to it every year.

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