The Welcome Center is the heart of the Dickens Victorian Village experience; located in the historic Gomber House at 745 Steubenville Avenue. We encourage our visitors to make this their first stop so our Ambassadors may greet them and assist in planning their visit. Visitors may tour this magnificent building built in the early 1800's and deemed the oldest house in Cambridge. The Welcome Center is home to the Curiosity Shoppe, The Imagination Station, The Victorian Tea Room and the Educational Side of Dickens. Our Ambassadors will share the story of how Dickens Victorian Village began and the process for creating our unique "characters". Here, you may purchase tickets for all events and pick up our Visitor's Guide.
Welcome Center hours; Mon-Sat 10:00 am -6 pm and Sunday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
The Curiosity Shoppe is a unique gift shop with many handcrafted items. We specialize in a fine selection of Victorian Hats for men and women. We offer "made in Cambridge" Mosser glass Christmas Trees and hand crafted Guernsey County Courthouse Ornaments.
The Imagination Station offers you and your family the opportunity to dress in period costume and have photos taken. Charles Dickens will be available for pictures.
Victorian Tea Room
The Victorian Tea Room serves an English style full tea on the following Saturdays 11/11, 12/2 and 12/9. Reservations are taken for 11:00 am or 1:00 pm seating's by calling the Welcome Center 740.421.4956 or Julie 740.584.6933 Dates and Times are subject to change. Cost is $16.95
Educational Side of Dickens
The Educational Side of Dickens welcomes tour groups and school field trips to learn about the Victorian era and the works of Charles Dickens. These excellent presentations are given by a dedicated group of retired school teachers. Call Janice Bennett, 740.680.3338