Events at Bramshill House in Hook and Aldershot Military Cemetery were just a couple of highlights
Historic buildings were opened up to the public during Heritage Open Days weekend, when hundreds of landmark sites held events.
In total, 101 sites got involved in the annual event in Hampshire at the weekend.
One of the events that brought history to life was a fancy dress celebration at Bramshill House in Hook, which took on a Second World War theme, while author Sarah Morris donned Tudor attire.
The Odiham Society held another of the largest events in the area, presenting a display of maps, including aerial photographs of the area, plus a family I-spy trail around the centre of the village.
One of the oldest farm buildings, the Cross Barn in Palace Gate Farm, hosted the event as historian Mary Bennet, from Fleet, spoke to members of the public about the history of their own homes and land.
Farmers and craftsmen from the 1940s and 1950s, and a clock restorer who is researching clock-making through the decades, also dropped in to speak to visitors about life more than 60 years ago.
John Champion, chairman of the Odiham Society, said: "It's something that people can't imagine, that a little place like Odiham had a big clock-making industry.
"We aimed to make history more pertinent to those in the village and hundreds of people came."
The day was also intended to raise money and awareness of the society's embroidery project which will illustrate the village's rich history and be displayed in the Cross Barn in 2015 for the Magna Carta 800-year anniversary.
A tour of the Aldershot Military Cemetery and the military town, organised by Friends of the Aldershot Military Museum, was arranged on the Saturday, while the Prince Consort's Library also hosted talks on the history of the Victorian building.