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Below you will find a directory of Historical Museums in Ohio, categorized by county.

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Adams County Manchester Historical Society Museum on Facebook

The Manchester Historical Society is devoted to the collection and preservation of the history of Manchester, Ohio.  The society currently maintains a museum which is open for special events and by appointment.  Located at 307 Pike Street in Manchester, OH.

Serpent Mound

The largest known serpent effigy in the world, Serpent Mound was built by prehistoric indigenous cultures.  The mound has been the object of much study.  The site is listed in National Geographic's Great Wonders of the Ancient World.  There is a small museum at the site. Located at 3850 State Route 73 in Peebles, OH.


Allen County Allen County Museum

Although the emphasis is on the local history of Allen County, Ohio, the museum features exhibits of natural history, science, art and even a Children's Discovery Center.  Located at 620 W. Market Street in Lima, OH.


Ashland County

Ashland County Historical Homes

Cleo Redd Fisher Museum (Need new link)

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Operated by the Mohican Historical Society, the museum holds special collections and artifacts related to the local history of Loudonville, Ohio and the surrounding Mohican area.  Built on the property once owned by Mrs. Fisher, and filled with many collections donated from her estate, the museum features many antiques. The Society also provides support with local history and genealogy research. Located at 203 E. Main Street in Loudonville, OH.


Ashtabula County

Ashtabula County Museums

The Ashtabula Historical Society operates the following museums related to the history of the county and surrounding area.

Ashtabula Maritime and Surface Transportation Museum

Housed inside the 1871/1898 home of the Ashtabula light keepers and Coast Guard Chief, the museum has 7 rooms of displays, models and artifacts.  Located at 1071 Walnut Blvd. in Ashtabula, OH.

Blakeslee Log Cabin 

Built ca 1810, the log house is located at 441 Seven Hills Road in Ashtabula, OH.

Jennie Munger Gregory Memorial Museum is an 1823 farmhouse on Lake Erie's shore.  The house is furnished in Victorian style and exhibits the history of Ashtabula County.  Housed in the museum is the home of the Ashtabula Historical Society.  Researchers can use the research library by appointment.  Located at 5682 Lake Road, in Geneva on the Lake, OH.

Joshua R. Giddings Law Office Museum

The original 1823 law office of Joshua R. Giddings, member of the Whig Party. 

108 North Chestnut Street

Jefferson, OH 44047


Athens County

Athens County Historical Society and Museum

The museum collection contains over 40,000 historical items related to the history of the Athens County area and her people.  There is a library of local genealogies and histories at the site.  Located at 65 N. Court St. in Athens, OH.

Murray City, Ohio Train Depot and Coal Mining Museum

Murray City, Ohio Train Depot and Coal Mining Museum on Facebook

Built between 1890 and 1900 the Murray City Train Depot was the way to travel for coal miners and other visitors to the coal mine camp town of Murray City.  The train depot ahs been lovingly restored and features a glimpse into the yesteryear of Murray City.  Located in Murray City, OH.


Auglaize County Bicycle Museum of America

[Bicycle Timeline

With over 300 bicycles on display, visitors will view antique bicycles and learn about the history and evolution of bicycles in America.  Located at 7 W. Monroe Street in New Bremen, OH.

Daniel F. Mooney Museum

Built in 1876, the historical house was home to Major Charles Hipp, a former Civil War officer.  Later occupied by Daniel and Carrie, Mooney, and bequeathed to the Auglaize County Historical Society by Mrs. Mooney, the museum features antique furnishings and items related to the history of Auglaize County and her pioneer fathers.  Located at 223 S. Main Street in St. Mary's OH.

The Wapakoneta Museum

Operated by the Auglaize County Historical Society, the museum is housed inside The First Presbyterian Church which was constructed 1861-1862.  The Church is filled with historic artifacts from Wapakoneta and Auglaize County.  Located at 206 West Main Street in Wapakoneta, OH.


Belmont County Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum

Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum on Facebook

[Museum Photos]

The Romanesque style mansion was built from 1888-1893.  The beautiful mansion is a museum today featuring 26 rooms of historical elegance and historical items.  Located at 532 North Chestnut Street in Barnesville, OH.


Brown County John P. Parker Museum & Historical Society


John P. Parker was a former slave and when he became a freedman, he settled in Ripley, Ohio where he founded the Phoenix Foundry.  The John P. Parker Historical Society was founded to recognize, commemorate and preserve the history and legacy of John P. Parker and his family.   Open seasonally for tours or by appointment.  Call 937-392-4188 for an appointment.  Located at 300 N. Front Street in Ripley, OH.

The Rankin House

Built in 1828 overlooking the Ohio River, the Rankin House was once an Underground Railroad Station.  Today, the house is a museum and tours are offered.  The home still contains many original Rankin family items and the house itself features original woodwork and furnishings.  Located at 6152 Rankin Road in Ripley, OH.

Ulysses S. Grant's Boyhood Home

Since 1982, people have been able to visit and tour the boyhood home of our 18th U.S. President, Ulysses S. Grant.  Located at 219 East Grant Avenue in Georgetown, OH.


Butler Count Butler County Historical Society and Museum

[The Heritage of Butler County, Ohio]

Housed inside the grand old 1861 Benninghofen House, the museum features period furnishings and artworks.  Visitors are able to view the 19th century lifestyle of prosperous industrialist John W. Benninghofen.  Located at 327 N. Second Street in Hamilton, OH.

Soldiers, Sailors & Pioneer Monument  

[Exhibits]  [Butler County War Veterans Search]

Built to honor all persons who first settled Butler County and in honor of the memory of all soldiers and sailors of Butler County, the monument was built on the site of Fort Hamilton which was built in 1791.  This beautiful 3 story monument holds inside it's walls - beautiful marble tablets with name of Butler County pioneers and veterans of American Wars from the Revolutionary War through the Spanish American War.  Located at 1 South Monument Avenue in downtown Hamilton, OH.


Carroll County Algonquin Mill Complex


The Mill Complex features a collection of historical structures including several log cabins which have been moved to the location, a one-room school, a stage coach inn, an old farmhouse and farm museum along with the 1826 mill and several other buildings.  The Algonquin Mill Fall Festival is held annually at the site.  The Algonquin Mill Complex is located at 234 Autumn Road SW in Carrollton, OH.


Champaign County

Champaign County History Timeline

The Champaign County Historical Society Museum

The museum is operated by the Champaign County Historical Society and is focused on the collection, preservation and display of artifacts, historical documents and other items related to the rich heritage of Champaign County, Ohio.  Located at 809 East Lawn Avenue in Urbana, OH.


Clark County Heritage Center of Clark County

Located inside the 1890 Clark County City Hall and Marketplace, the Clark County Heritage Center boasts beautiful gallery exhibits, an archive and research library for researchers, , an art gallery, meeting facilities and more.  A few of the museum's major exhibits include; The National Road Gallery which traces the development of America's first super road; The Opening of Ohio which explores the early settlement of Ohio; Agriculture and History; and a military exhibit honoring Clark County War Veterans.  Docent guided tours are currently being offered.  Located at 117 South Fountain Avenue in Fountain Square which is in the middle of downtown Springfield, OH.


Clermont County Chilo Loch 34 Park

The park features the Chilo Lock 34 Visitor Center and Museum which as 3 floors of exhibits and interactive displays focused on the history of the Ohio River, locks and dams.  The park also provides a 1.5 acre wetland attracting wildlife.  Located next to the Crooked Run Nature Preserve at 521 County Park Road in Chilo, OH.

Promont House Museum

Built in 1865, the former home of John M. Pattison (Ohio's 43rd Governor) is operated as a museum by the Greater Milford Area Historical Society.  The Victorian mansion is filled with period furnishings and features changing exhibits, a reference library and gift shop.  Located at 906 Main Street in Milford, OH.

Ross-Gowdy House Museum

Built ca 1853, the Gowdy House is located at 125 George Street in the Susanna Historic District of New Richmond, OH.  Open for tours seasonally.  Located on George Street in the Susanna Historic District of New Richmond, OH.

Tri-State Warbird Museum

[Restored Aircraft on Exhibit]

The historic aviation museum is dedicated to the remembrance of those who fought for our freedom and honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice.  The museum features antique aircraft used by the military in war times along with historic artifacts and items related to the history of the aircraft on exhibit in the museum.  Located at 4021 Borman Drive in Batavia, OH.

 Ulysses S. Grant's Birthplace

This modest home was the birthplace to the 18th President of the United States and a Union General Ulysses S. Grant.  The home is complete with period furnishings and memorabilia.  Located at U.S. 52 and Rt. 232 in Point Pleasant, OH.


Clinton County Clinton County History Center

[Exhibits]  [Collections]

Featuring the Rombach Place Museum, a genealogy and history research library, the manuscript and photographic archive and David's Conference Center, the property is operated by the Clinton County Historical Society.  The Rombach Place Museum is housed in the former home of General James W. Denver (for whom Denver, Colorado was named).  The Greek Revival styled house was built in 1835.  Today it holds military and political items collected by General James W. Denver, items related to the history of Clinton County, the Carl Moon photographic works, and artworks by Quaker artist and sculptor Eli Harvey.  Located at 149 E. Locust Street in Wilmington, OH.


Coshocton County Historic Roscoe Village

[History]  [Photo Gallery]  [Tours]

Roscoe Village is a living history museum providing visitors with a glimpse into the past.  Featuring costumed docent guides and artisan demonstrations of early crafts, the village also offers shops and restaurants with a flavor of the 1800s.  Located at 600 N. Whitewoman Street in Coshocton, OH.


Cuyahoga County

African American Museum

Bedford Historical Society maintains 4 historical buildings:

  1. 1874 Town Hall
  2. 1832 Hezekiah Dunham House
  3. 1882 Wheeling and Lake Erie Depot
  4. 1892 Old Baptist Church

Cleveland Heights Historical Society  [Historic Home Photos]

Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum

Showcasing vintage automobiles and antique aircraft, the collection is one of the top ten in the nation.  It is directly across from the Western Reserve Historical Society at 10825 East Boulevard in Cleveland, OH.

Dunham Tavern Museum

Frostville Museum of Nineteenth Century Americana

Seven historical buildings are included in this offering of past history.  The Prechtel House, Jenkin's Cabin, Bigg's House, Carpenter House, a general store, a barn and the Barton Road Church.  Most of these buildings were moved to the site for preservation.  Located in Olmsted, OH although the area was once known as Frostville.

Hale Farm & Village

[The Jonathan Hale Story]

[Take a Virtual Tour]

This living history museum is focused on the era of the Civil War  Visitors will find themselves in Wheatfield Village, a small Ohio town caught in the middle of the War Between the States and experience the impact this major war in our nation's history had on the people who were left at home.  Skilled artisans are onsite.... spinning, weaving, glassblowing, candlemaking, basketmaking and these crafts are for sale.  Located at 2686 Oak Hill Road in Bath, OH.

Hay-McKinney Mansion & Bingham-Hanna House

Built in 1911, the Hay-McKinney Italian Renaissance-style mansion features 30,000 items on exhibit.  Tour the beautiful mansion and discover the lifestyle of the rich and famous along with how the servants lived.  The museum is operated by and home to the Western Reserve Historical Society.  Located at 10825 East Boulevard in Cleveland, OH.

Lawnfield - James A. Garfield Historic Site 


This National Historic Site was the home to President James A. Garfield.  Purchased in 1876, it was expanded from 9 to 20 rooms and was the family home at the time of his election to president.  The home has been fully restored and is operating as a museum featuring many original Garfield items and most of the rooms in the house are available for viewing.  A carriage house on the property is now a visitors center and features a video about the life and times of James Garfield.  Located at 8095 Mentor Avenue in Mentor, OH.

Loghurst Farm Museum

The farmhouse has been called home by many families through the 19th and 20th centuries.  Inside you will find period furnishings, lifestyle of the time period and some history of the families who have occupied it.  Open during special events and tours by appointment.  Located at 3967 Boardman-Canfield Road in Canfield, OH.

Mill Creek Falls History Center & Slavic Village Historical Society

Shaker Historical Society, Museum & Library


Darke County Fort Jefferson Monument and Park

Once the location of a defensive fort built in 1971 to protect army supplies from Indians, it was abandoned in 1796.  Today, the location is a small park and a monument of faced granite field boulders stands watch as a reminder of days past.  The fort itself is entirely gone.

Garst Museum

[History of Darke County]   [Treaty of Greenville]

Housed in the historical 1852 Garst House (once an inn serving travelers on the Dayton and Union Railroad,) the museum has occupied the building since 1946.  Focused on the history of Darke County, OH, the museum features major exhibits such as Annie Oakley, Lowell Thomas, the Treaty of Greene Ville (Greenville), a military room, and a prehistoric exhibit along with many other artifacts and historical items related to the early history of Greenville and the surrounding area.  Also located on the grounds and nearby are the 1880 birthplace of Lowell Thomas and the reconstructed Anthony Wayne Peace Council House.  Located at 205 N. Broadway in Greenville, OH.


Delaware County

Fort Defiance Park

Fort Defiance was built in 1794.The Fort grounds are located at 320 Fort Street in Defiance, OH.

Gallant Farm Preserve

The site features an 1930s-1940s farmhouse with a barn and farmhouse museum.  The working farm provides historical demonstrations of activities on a depression-era farm including an orchard and crop fields.  Located at 2150 Buttermilk Hill Road in Delaware, OH.

Myers Inn Museum

[Big Walnut Area History]

The Myers Inn is one of the oldest structures in Sunbury.  In 1816, Lawrence Myers (co-founder of Sunbury) built a one-room house and 4 years later in 1820, he built a 2-story stagecoach inn.  Both of these historic structures are enclosed inside the large Myers Inn built in the 1870s by Jeduthan Skeels.  Over the years this building has been used as an apartment building, the Community Library and today, it has been restored and is now owned and operated by the Big Walnut Historical Society as a museum.  Housing historical relics and items, the museum is focused on the history of Sunbury and surrounding area.  Located at 45 South Columbus Street facing Sunbury Square.

Nash House Museum

[Nash House History]

Built in 1878 for Thomas and Mina Slattery, and later owned by William Henry Nash, the house was occupied by members of the Nash family until 1954 when the house was gifted to the Delaware County Historical Society.  The house is filled with Victorian furnishings.  Located at 157 E. William Street in Delaware, OH.


Defiance County Auglaize Village and Farm Museum

Auglaize Village features over 20 historical structures located on 120 acres. The village is operated by the Defiance County Historical Society.  The Mansfield Museum is the only structure that is native to the AuGlaize Village site.  Built in 1920, it holds the "Street of Shops" where visitors can view a printer's shop,, a coopers shop, a broom factory, a cobbler and others.  Located at 12296 Krouse Road in Defiance, OH.

Fort Defiance Park

Fort Defiance was built in 1794.The Fort grounds are located at 320 Fort Street in Defiance, OH.


Erie County Cooke House

The historic home was built 1843-1844 by Eleutheros Cooke, Sandusky's first lawyer.  Open seasonally for tours.  Located at 1415 Columbus Avenue in Sandusky, OH.

Edison Birthplace Museum

[History]  [Inventions]

The Edison Birthplace Museum features a collection of rare Edisonia, including early inventions, documents and family mementos.  Thomas Alva Edison was born in Milan, Ohio in 1847.  The Edison Birthplace was opened by his wife Mina and daughter Madeleine.  Located at 9 Edison Drive in Milan, OH.

Follett House Museum

Features 4 floors of Sandusky history.  Located at 404 Wayne Street in Sandusky OH.

Maritime Museum of Sandusky

The museum features interactive exhibits and educational programs related to boatbuilding, ice harvesting, commercial fishing, shipwrecks, wetlands, boating, shipping and even the the underground railroad in Sandusky, Ohio.  Located at 125 Meigs Street in downtown Sandusky, OH.

Merry Go Round Museum

[History]  [The Carousel]

The museum celebrates carousels and the carousel animals and horses.  Located at 301 Jackson Street in Sandusky, OH.

Milan Historical Museum

Milan Museum on Facebook

The museum features 7 historical buildings, artifacts and exhibits related to the rich heritage of Milan, Ohio.  Located at 10 Edison Drive in Milan, OH.


Fairfield County

Georgian Museum  [Research]

As you enter the Samuel Maccracken mansion, you will find yourself drifting back in time to the earlier days of the 19th century.  Featured are the Erickson Glass exhibit and the Elijah Pierce woodcarvings.  Located at 105 E. Wheeling Street in Lancaster, OH.

Ohio Glass Museum

Featuring educational and artistic display of glass, visitors are taken through the development and production of industrial glass, pressed glass, blown glass and art glass.  Glass making is important in the history of Lancaster, which was designated the Pressed Glass Capital of Ohio in 2003.  Located at 124 W. Main Street in Lancaster, OH.

Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society Museum

Housed inside the 1916 Olde Carnegie Library, the museum is filled with a collection of artifacts and memorabilia which includes the original town pump.  Other items include antique household items, clothing, business signs and equipment, school furnishings, historical photographs and documents.  Located at 15 E Columbus Street in Pickerington, OH.

Sherman House Museum

[Sherman Family History]

Built ca 1811, the home was birthplace to General William Tecumseh Sherman.  Featured exhibits are a parlor set originally owned by the Ulysses S. Grant family and a recreation of General Sherman's Civil War field tent which contains original Civil War items which he used.  Located at 137 E. Main Street in Lancaster, OH.


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Fulton County Fulton County Historical Society Museum

Housed inside the historic 1868 Romanesque Revival two-story brick building which once served as Wauseon's first high school, the museum is devoted to the preservation, collection and dissemination of the history and heritage of Fulton County, Ohio.  The Fulton County Historical Society operates and maintains the 16 room museum with permanent and changing exhibits.  Located at 229 Monroe Street in Wauseon, OH.

Historic Sauder Village

[Tour the Village]  [History of Sauder Village]

Sauder Village is a living history museum.  Costumed staff provide demonstrations and activities of rural life in the 19th and early 20th centuries, giving visitors a glimpse into yesteryear.  The village includes many historic structures moved from throughout NW Ohio to the site.  Located at 22611 State Route 2 in Archbold, OH.


Geauga County Century Village Museum

Century Village is operated by the Geauga County Historical Society.  The village has over 20 historical buildings containing over 20,000 artifacts and items related to the history of Geauga County and the surrounding area.  The village features a working farm and is representative of a Western Reserve Village from 1798 to the turn of the 19th century.  Guided tours are offered.  Located at 14653 East Park Street in Burton, OH.


Greene County Afro American Museum and Cultural Center

This national museum focuses on educating the public about African American history.  Located at 1350 Brush Row Road in Wilberforce, OH.


Guernsey County Byesville Coal Miners and Train Museum

Visitors to the museum will learn about the heritage of the coal miners who inhabited the Byesville area in the past.  Other exhibits include train memorabilia.  Located at 100 Tolliver Trail in Byesville, OH.

Byesville Historical Society and Museum

Housed inside the historical bank building, the museum is operated by the Byesville Historical Society and features antique articles, photos and documents which chronicle the history of the Byesville area from the mid 1800s to present day.  Located at 236 East Main Street in Byesville, OH.

Dickens Victorian Village

During the Christmas holidays, downtown Cambridge is transformed into a Dickens Victorian Village.  Life-size figures are depicted in Victorian scenes and visitors may walk among them.  Located at 745 Steubenville Avenue in Cambridge, OH.

The Great American Steam Locomotive Museum

Located at 515 Dewey Avenue in Cambridge, OH.

Guernsey County Historical Society

The Guernsey County Historical Society operates a museum in a historic home built ca 1849.  The house is filled with antique furnishings, historical artifacts and items related to the past of Guernsey County.  Located at 218 N Eighth Street in Cambridge, OH.

Hopalong Cassidy Museum

[Hopalong Cassidy Festival]

The Hoppy Museum features items and historic objects related to the life and times of William Boyd "Hopalong Cassidy".  Located in Scott's Antique Mall at 127 S. 10th Street in Cambridge, OH.

Kennedy Stone House Museum


The stone house was built ca 1837.  The house has been restored to it's 1840 appearance and is today cared for by docents.  Located inside Salt Fork State Park near Cambridge, OH.

The National Museum of Cambridge Glass

The museum features a glass collection of glassware produced by the Cambridge Glass Company between 1902 and 1958.  Located at 136 South Ninth street in Cambridge, OH.

National Road and Zane Grey Museum

The Museum tells the story of the building of the National Road and the settlement of America's Midwest.  There is an exhibit about Zane Grey (famed writer of western fiction).  Located at 8850 East Pike in Norwich, OH.


Hamilton County

Betts House Research Center

[History]  [Exhibits]

Boasted to be the oldest brick house in Ohio, Betts House was built in 1804 by William Betts, a brick maker.  With over a dozen children raised inside the walls of Betts House, the original house was added to often to accommodate the larger family.  Today it is a place focused on the study of building materials and traditions.  Located at 416 Clark Street in Cincinnati, OH.

Christian Waldschmidt Homestead

Built in 1804 by Christian Waldschmidt, the house stood through the Civil War and was even used as a training center and hospital as part of Camp Dennison.  The house was rescued by the Ohio Society of DAR.  Today, the house serves as a museum with an adjoining property being used as the Camp Dennison Museum.  Located at 7567 Glendale Milford Road in Camp Dennison, OH.

Cincinnati Aviation Heritage Society & Museum

Focus is on the collection, restoration and display of aviation artifacts related to Ohio and the Cincinnati Tri State in particular along with aviation artifacts in general.  Located inside the Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport Terminal  at 262 Wilmer Avenue on the second floor in room 26.

Cincinnati Fire Museum

Devoted to the history of firefighting in Cincinnati, Ohio, the museum has a collection of firefighting equipment and antique fire engines and pumpers.  Located at 315 West Court Street in Cincinnati, OH.

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

This complex of Museums includes the Cincinnati History Museum, the Duke Energy Children's Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science, and the Cincinnati Historical Society Library.

1301 Western Avenue

Cincinnati, OH 45203

The Free Meeting House

Built in 1817, the Free Meeting House is a red brick building that served as a meeting place for several Church congregations of the Mt. Healthy Community with various religious denominations. Today The Free Meeting House is being preserved by the Mt. Healthy Historical Society.  Located at 1546 McMakin Avenue in Mt. Healthy, OH.

Greater Cincinnati Police Historical Society Museum

Devoted to preserving the history of law enforcement in the Greater Cincinnati area of Ohio.  Located at 959 W. 8th Street, Suite 201 in Cincinnati, OH.

Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum


Visitors to the museum will discover the past lives of Ohio's pioneers and learn how people lived in days gone by.  Exhibits of historic artifacts and antique items are featured bringing the history of the greater Loveland area to life.  Located at 201 Riverside Drive in Loveland, OH.

Harriet Beecher Stowe House

Heritage Village in Sharonville

[Photos]  [Village Map & History Guide]

Explore the days of old in this living history museum which depicts typical village life in Southwestern Ohio during the 19th century.  Historical homes, out-buildings and equipment have been moved to this village to be preserved and used in the telling of the story of Ohio's past.  Interpreters tell visitors about days gone by and demonstrate crafts and tasks such as spinning, weaving, candle-dipping, soap making, cooking, gardening and more. Rental available for weddings and events.  Located at 11450 Lebanon Pike in Sharonville, OH.

Mariemont Historic Village

[Virtual Tour of Exhibits and Archives]   [History]

The Mariemont Preservation Foundation (MPF) was founded in 1980. Its purpose is to collect and preserve historic archives, protect historic properties in the village; perpetuate the dream of Mariemontís founder, Mary Emery, as a special place for family life; and, advance appreciation for Mariemontís significant archaeological period (Late Fort Ancient).
The Village of Mariemont is located 10 miles east of Cincinnati, Ohio and has approximately 3100 residents. It is a national exemplar in town planning and was designed by eminent Town Planner, John Nolen and twenty-seven of America's leading architects. It was financed by Mary Emery, a wealthy Cincinnatian widow and philanthropist whose dream was to build a "model town" where its residents could enjoy good housing and clean air, away from the city slums. The groundbreaking ceremony took place on April 22, 1923.
Mariemont was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and has just been awarded National Landmark Status.


Hancock County Hancock Historical Museum

Focused on the history of Hancock County from prehistoric times to present day.  Special emphasis is placed on the gas boom period of the late 19th century.  The museum also houses an archive and research facility which is available to researchers.  Located at 422 W. Sandusky in Findlay, OH.

Litzenberg Memorial Woods

The park is home to the 1847 McKinnis House.  The Greek Revival style home is furnished in the style of an 1800s  rural farmhouse.  Costumed interpreters provide living history programs .Located at 3100 US Route 224 in Findlay, OH.


Henry County Dr Bloomfield House & Carriage House Museum

The Dr. Bloomfield House was built ca 1879 by Dr. John Bloomfieldand has been restored to represent the Victorian era.  The Henry County Historical Society operates the house as a museum which also features a carriage house and Victorian gardens on the property.  Located at  229 Clinton Street in Napoleon, OH.

Henry County Historical Society Log Cabin

Log Cabin and History on YouTube

Built sometime between 1840 and 1860 on the banks of the Maumee River on County Road Z in Napoleon, the log cabin has been moved to the Henry County Fairgrounds by the Henry County Historical Society.  Today the cabin contains many historical household items including a working cider press, pleat maker and other items.  Open during the Henry County Fair and for special events, the log cabin is located on the Henry County Fairgrounds at 821 S. Perry Street in Napoleon, OH.


Highland County Highland House Museum

[History]  [Historical Photographs]

The Highland House Museum is housed inside a former tavern and stagecoach stop.  The museum features historic artifacts and antique items related to the history of Highland County along with documents and books.  Located at  151 East Main Street in Hillsboro, OH.

Konneker Education Museum

Housed in the original Old Seceders Presbyterian Church built 1867,  the Greenfield County Historical Society holds events and functions in the museum and it may be rented by community residents for meetings.


Hocking County Hocking County Historical Society and Museum

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The Hocking County Historical Society operates a museum complex featuring 6 buildings: The Schempp House, Carriage House, Lutz Steam Car, the Historical Center Building, the Print Shop and the Hocking Valley Railroad Telegraph Office.  The society displays a variety of exhibits related to the history of Hocking County, Ohio.  Located at 64 Culver Street in Logan, OH.

Hocking Hills State Park

Located at 19852 State Route 664 S in Logan, OH.


Holmes County Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center

[Photo Gallery]

Visitors to the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center will learn about the faith, culture and lifestyle of the Amish, Mennonite and Hutterite peoples.  Located at 5498 County Road 77 in Berlin, OH.

Millersburg Glass Museum


Located on the lower floor of the Holmes County Cultural Center Campus, the museum is focused on the history of the Millersburg Glass Plant, its workers and owner, John Fenton.  Located at 484 Wooster Road in Millersburg, OH.

Schrock's Amish Farm and Village

Visitors will learn about the Amish lifestyle and tour the Amish home.  Buggy rides and train rides around the grounds are also available. Shops offer Amish crafts and items.  Located at 4359 State Route 39 in Berlin, OH.

Victorian House Museum / Holmes County Cultural Center 

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The 28 room Victorian mansion features historic Victorian furnishings and a large collection of historical artifacts and antique items related to the history of Holmes County, Ohio.  Located in one of Ohio's largest Amish settlements at 484 Wooster Road in Millersburg, OH.

Yoder's Amish Home

Visitors get a glimpse into the lifestyle of the Amish folk of Ohio.  This 116 acre farm is authentically represented with knowlegeable tour guides who will take you through two houses and the barn while explaining the Amish faith and customs.  Located at 6050 SR 515 in Millersburg, OH.


Huron County

Firelands Historical Society and Museum 

[History of The Firelands]

Housed inside the Preston-Wickham House, also known as The Wickham Mansion, the museum is focused on the history of "The Firelands".  The house itself is of late Federal and early Greek Revival architecture and is brimming with historical treasures.  Researchers will find a research center with a fine collection of historical documents.  Located at 4 Case Avenue in Norwalk, OH.

Historic Lyme Village

[History of Lyme Village]  [History of the Firelands]

[About the Historical Structures]

Historic Lyme Village is a collection of historical structures which are being used to depict life in the Firelands from the arrival of the first settlers in the early 1800s to the early 1900s.  Structures include: The 1836 John Seymour House, the John Wright Victorian Mansion, a one room school, general store, several log homes, the 1846 Detterman Church, a town hall and more.  Located at 5001 State Route 4 in Bellevue, OH.

North Fairfield Museum

Focused on the preservation of the history of North Fairfield, Huron County & Fairfield Township of Ohio.  Located at 7 North Main Street in North Fairfield, OH.


Jackson County

Buckeye Furnace

Built in 1852, this blast furnace has been reconstructed around the original stack and is typical of the blast furnaces which operated in the SE area of Ohio a century ago.  A visitors center allows visitors to learn about the industry of iron ore in the Hanging Rock Iron Region of Ohio.  This state memorial site is located on Buckeye Furnace road off of State Route 124 in Jackson, OH.

Lillian E. Jones Museum

Housed inside the former home to the Thomas Jones family, prominent member of the community and founder of many businesses.  Today, the house has been turned into a museum featuring historical items, artifacts and documents from the past of Jackson County, Ohio.  Located at 75 Broadway Street in Jackson, OH.

Welsh-American Heritage Museum

The museum is focused on the preservation of Welsh heritage and Welsh families who came to America.  Currently only open by appointment.  The museum is housed inside the Old Welsh Congregational Church on East Main Street in Oak Hill, OH.


Jefferson County

Historic Fort Sheldon


Fort Steuben was built in 1786 to protect the first explorers from the Indians but the original fort was gone by 1790.  Today, a reproduction of Fort Sheldon is located on the site and open to the public.  Visitors will see what daily life was like in the early days of Ohio.  Located at 120 South Third Street in Steubenville, OH.

Jefferson County Historical Association and Museum

Operated by the Jefferson County Historical Association, the museum is focused on the history of Jefferson County and features historical items, documents and photographs.  The Museum Mansion is located at 426 Franklin Avenue in Steubenville, OH.

Quaker Meeting House State Memorial

Built in 1814, the Quaker Meeting House was the first one built west of the Alleghenies and was used as a meeting house until 1909.  This large brick historical building is located on State Route 150 in Mt. Pleasant, OH.


Knox County Knox County Historical Society and Museum


Operated by the Knox County Historical Society and focused on the preservation and interpretation of Knox County, Ohio history, the museum features permanent collections of historical artifacts and a research library.  Located at 875 Harcourt Road in Mount Vernon, OH.


Lake County

Croatian Heritage Museum & Library

Focus is on the collection and preservation of Croatian history and culture.  The museum features historical artifacts and items related to Croatian heritage.  A research library holds documents and materials for research.  Located at 34900 Lakeshore Blvd. in Eastlake, OH.

Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse

The Fairport Harbor Lighthouse was built in 1871 to replace the original 1825 lighthouse.  A museum is housed inside the lighthouse today and features historical artifacts and maritime exhibits related to life on the Great Lakes.  Located at 129 Second Street in Fairport Harbor, OH.

Finnish Heritage Museum

The Finnish Heritage Museum is housed inside a historic 1922 building which ahs served Fairport Harbor in many capacities including the Police Station.  The museum is devoted to the preservation of Finnish and Finnish/North American history.  Located at 301 High Street in Fairport Harbor, OH.

Indian Museum of Lake County

[History]  [Artifacts on Display]

The museum features many historical artifacts related to the history of Native Americans of Lake County and the State of Ohio.  Many of the antiquities have been uncovered in archaeological sites and others have been donated by residents along with crafts.  Located at the corner of Center and River Streets in Willoughby, OH.

Kirtland Temple Historic Center

The Kirtland Temple was built 1831.  It was the center of activity for the community of Kirtland.  Tours are offered along with a video presentation.  Located at 7809 Joseph Street in Kirtland, OH.

Lake County Historical Museum

The Lake County Historical Museum is operated by the Lake County Historical Society and features artifacts and exhibits along with a library of historic documents related to the history of Lake County.  Located at 415 Riverside Drive in Painesville, OH.

Little Red Schoolhouse & History Center of Willoughby / Eastlake Schools

The museum features a complex of three historic buildings including a one-room schoolhouse built in 1901,  Exhibits include spinning wheels and looms, a print shop and other historical items.  Located at 5040 Shankland Road in Willoughby, OH.

Perry Historical Museum

Housed inside the former Perry Town Hall built in 1875, the Perry Historical Museum is operated by the Perry Historical Society.  Exhibits and displays feature historical artifacts and items related to the history and heritage of Perry, Ohio.  Located at the intersection of Center Road and Main Street in Perry, OH.


Lawrence County Lawrence County Museum

[History]  [Photo Gallery]

The Lawrence County History Museum is housed inside the 1870 Italian Villa styled house of Colonel George N. Gray, and operated by the Lawrence County Historical Society.  The museum is focused on the heritage of Lawrence County.  Historical artifacts and objects are displayed and Docent guides help to weave the story of days gone by in Lawrence County, Ohio.  Located at 506 South Sixth Street in Ironton, OH.


Licking County The Alexandria Museum

Housed inside the pre-1860 home of the Peebles family, the Alexandria Museum features a small collection of historical items and objects related to the history of Alexandria, Ohio.  Located at 23 West Main Street in Alexandria, OH.

The Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society Museum


The museum features thousands of items from the early to mid 1900s.  Located at 4729 Walnut Road in Buckeye Lake, OH.

Flint Ridge

Flint Ridge is where ancient peoples of Ohio came to get flint for the making of tools and weapons.  There is a museum built around the restored prehistoric quarry pit where the mining and shaping of the flint is explained.  Located at 15,300 Flint Ridge Road in Glenford, OH.

The Granville Historical Society Museum

[Granville History]

Focused on the history of Granville and the surrounding area, the museum and research center features historical objects and documents related to the heritage of Granville, OH.  Located at 115 E. Broadway in Granville, OH.

Hufford House Museum

The Hufford House Museum features historical items and objects from the era of the window glass making industry from 1903-1929 along with exhibits about the history of Utica, Ohio and it's people.  Located at 45 North Main Street in Utica, OH.

Licking Valley Heritage Museum and Learning Center

The museum features historic artifacts, antiques, photos and documents related to the history and heritage of the Licking Valley of Ohio.  Located at 71 Hilltop Drive in Newark, OH.

National Heisey Glass Museum

The museum was established by Heisey Collectors of America to display and promote the study of the glass products created by the A. H. Heisey & Company 1896-1957.  There is a large collection of the beautiful glassware made by the Heisey Company.  Located at 169 W. Church Street in Newark, OH.

The Sherwood-Davidson House Museum

Located in Veterans Park at the corner of 6th and Main Street in Newark, OH.

Webb House Museum

Built in 1907, the Webb House Museum is filled with antique furnishings and art.  The gardens on the property have many heirloom plants and flowers.  Located at 303 Granville Street in Newark, OH.


Logan County Logan County Museum & Orr Museum  

[History]  [Museum Tour]

The history museum is housed in the 1906 Orr Mansion, which was home to to lumber baron William J. Orr.  Beautifully restored, the mansion is a lovely backdrop for the historical artifacts on display along with the archives which preserves a large collection of documents and photos relating to the local history of Logan County, Ohio.  A new Transportation Museum has been added to the original museum.  Focus of the new museum is on all modes of transportation from the earliest times and is built in the shape of a railroad roundhouse.  Located at 521 East Columbus Avenue in Bellefontaine, OH.

Piatt Castles


These castle structures are private family owned museums filled with historic artifacts and antiques.  The museum are devoted to the preservation and interpretation of over 200 years of history of Ohio and the Ohio people.  Located in Monroe, OH.


Lorain County

[History of Lorain, Chronology]

103rd OVI Civil War Museum

The museum celebrates the lives and service of the soldiers of Cuyahoga, Lorain and Medina Counties who served in the 103rd regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War.  Located at 5501 E. Lake Road in Sheffield Lake, OH.

The Hickories Museum

Housed inside an 1895 mansion, the Hickories Museum is home to the Lorain County Historical Society.  Visitors to the museum will get a glimpse into the lifestyle of a wealthy family of Lorain County in the early 1900s.  Located at 509 Washington Avenue in Elyria, OH.

The Moore House Museum

A historic house operated by the Lorain Historical Society. Located at 309 W. Fifth Street in Lorain, OH.

New Indian Ridge Museum

[Photo Gallery]

With focus on the collection and preservation of the history of Amherst, Ohio, the museum is operated by Colonel Matthew W. Nahorn and features exhibits of prehistoric and historic artifacts and objects related to the history of the area.  The complex features the New Indian Ridge Museum, the historic Shupe Homestead and Wildlife Preserve.  Located in Amherst, OH.

Oberlin Heritage Center

[Tour the Oberlin Buildings]

The Oberlin Heritage Center features a complex of historical buildings and strives to preserve and share the history of Oberlin, Ohio.  Buildings include the 1866 Monroe House, the 1836-1837 Little Red Schoolhouse and the 1884 Jewett House.  Begin your tour at the Monroe House Located at 20 West Vine Street in Oberlin, OH.

Quigley Museum  

The house was built in 1832 by Mr. Joseph Quigley and is a fine example of hand hewn sandstone from the local quarry.  Part of The Sandstone Museum Center.  Located at the corner of South Lake Street and Milan Avenue in Amherst, OH.

The Sandstone Museum Center

The living history center features a village of historical structures which include:

  • The Quigley House
  • The Octagonal Barn
  • Hickory Tree Grange
  • Harris / Dute House
  • The Blacksmith Shop
  • St. George's Chapel
  • Amherst Auto Garage
  • Pig Barn
  • Firelands Archaeological Research Center
  • Art Gallery
  • Farrier Barn

The Sandstone Museum Center is located at the Corner of Milan Avenue & North Lake Street in Amherst, OH.

The Spirit of 76 Museum

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Dedicated to the memory of Archibald M. Willard, the artist from Wellington who created the "Spirit of 76", an American inspirational patriotic painting.  The museum features historic objects and treasures from Wellington and the surrounding areas of Ohio.  Located at 201 North Main street in Wellington, OH.

The Weltzheimer / Johnson House

A 1948 Frank Lloyd Wright house was the first Usonian home in Ohio.  Located on the campus of Oberlin College at 534 Morgan Street in Oberlin, OH.


Lucas County Fallen Timbers State Memorial

[Battle of Fallen Timbers]  [Treaty of Greene Ville]

The site has a memorial in honor of Major General Anthony Wayne and several smaller monuments devoted to soldiers and Native Americans who died at the historic Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794 - a decisive battle in the signing of the Treaty of Greene Ville.

Malibar Farm State Park


The park is home to Louis Bromfield's "Big House" and the working farm which is still operational.  Tours are offered of both.  Located at 4050 Bromfield Road in Lucas, OH.

Miakonda Museum

The Miakonda Museum features exhibits of Scouting memorabilia.  Operated by the Erie Shores Council, Boy Scouts of America, the museum is housed inside the original 1917 building at Camp Miakonda.  Located at Camp Miakonda near the Ohio / Michigan state line at 5600 W. Sylvania Avenue in Toledo, OH.

National Museum of the Great Lakes

Operated by The Great Lakes Historical Society, the museum is focused on the maritime history of the Great Lakes.  Featuring hundreds of artifacts, interactive exhibits, the Colonel James M. Schoonmaker and the Maritime Park, the new museum is located at 480 Main Street in Toledo, OH.

Toledo's Attic

An online virtual museum highlighting the last 100 years of Toledo's history.

The Toledo Firefighters Museum

Housed in Old Number 18 Fire House built ca 1920, the museum features many large pieces of antique fire fighting equipment which include fire pumpers and horse drawn steamers along with uniforms, helmets and firefighting memorabilia.  Located at 918 Sylvania Avenue in Toledo, OH.

Toledo, Lake Erie & Western Railway and Museum

The museum features many pieces of historical railroad equipment.  Located at 14745 Saylor Lane in Grand Rapids, OH.

Toledo Museum of Art

The museum features an impressive collection of more than 30,000 works of art by masters of art such as Bearden, van Gogh, El Greco, Monet, Picasso, Rembrandt and others.  The campus itself offers seven buildings of beautiful architecture and lovely gardens which will stimulate the senses of any visitor.  Located at 2445 Monroe Street in Toledo, OH.

Whitehouse Historical Society Museum

Housed inside an 1840 log cabin, the museum is operated by the Whitehouse Historical Society and features exhibits of Maumee Valley historical memorabilia.  Located in Whitehouse Village, OH.

Wildwood Manor House

A beautiful Georgian Colonial mansion built in the 1930s with over 30,000 square feet is open to the public for tours.  Located inside Wildwood Preserve Metropark at 5100 W. Central Avenue in Toledo, OH.

Wolcott House Museum Complex


This beautiful 14 room Federal style mansion began as a log house in 1827 and evolved into the mansion visitors will see today in 1836.  The home was built by shipbuilder and early mayor of Maumee - James Wolcott.  More historical buildings have been added to the grounds of the house including the Ohio Saltbox farmhouse built in 1841 by Jarvis Gilbert, an 1850 log house, an 1880 railroad station, a 1901 Gothic church and an 1840 Greek Revival townhouse.  Guided tours are offered.  Located at 1035 River Road in Maumee, OH.


Madison County

Plain City Historical Society and Museum

The Plain City Historical Society operates a small museum and historical library at 111 West Main Street in Plain City, OH.


Mahoning County

Arms Family Museum

[Exhibits]  [Arms House History]

Greystone was the residence of Olive A. and Wilford P. Arms.  The Arts & Crafts style residence has been preserved and features original period rooms with handicraft and medieval architecture and design.  Exhibits are focused on the history of all the different people who have lived in the Mahoning Valley.  Artifacts and galleries explore the Native Americans, pioneer settlers, Welsh coal miners, African-American freeman and the Eastern European immigrants who lived in the Mahoning Valley of Ohio.  There is also an Archival Library on the premises.  Located at 648 Wick Avenue in Youngstown, OH.

Loghurst Farm Museum

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The Loghurst Farmhouse is considered to be the oldest remaining log house in the Western Reserve region.  The house was once a stop on the Underground Railroad and has been owned by many farming families over the years.  Located at 3967 Boardman-Canfield Road, Canfield, OH.

Strock Stone House

Also known as the Judge William Shaw Anderson house, the home was built in 1831 of huge blocks of sandstone locally quarried from Stony Ridge on South Turner Road in Austintown.  The first residents of this house were the William Strock family.  The house is maintained by the Austintown Historical Society today and is filled with period furnishings. Open for free guided tours on a limited basis or by appointment.  Located at 7171 Mahoning Avenue in Austintown, OH.

The War Veteran Museum

Devoted to the collection and preservation of the history and items from all American wars and skirmishes, the War Vet Museum preserves the history of the US Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and the American Legion.  The museum is housed inside a historic 1809 house located near The Green and features 17 rooms containing over 36,000 items.  Located at 23 Main Street in Canfield, OH.

Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor

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The museum is managed by the Youngstown State University and is focused on the steel industry which provided the mainstay for Youngtown's economy for most of the 20th century.  It is housed inside a building modeled after a steel mill with smoke stocks.  Located at 151 Wood Street in Youngstown, OH.


Marion County Heritage Hall

Housed in the old Marion Post Office, Heritage Hall is home to the Marion County Historical Society.  Located at  169 E. Church Street in Marion, OH.

Stengel True Museum

Built in 1864, the historic brick mansion holds collections of historical items such as Indian artifacts, pottery, military firearms and other antiquities.  Located at 504 S. State Street in Marion, OH.

Warren G. Harding Home

The previous home of Warren G. Harding, 29th president of the US was built in 1890.  Declared a National Historic Landmark, the house is operated as a museum and is open for tours.  Located at 380 Mount Vernon Avenue in Marion, OH.

Wyandot Popcorn Museum


The Wyandot Popcorn Museum features the largest collection of popcorn poppers and peanut roasters in the world.  Located inside heritage Hall at 169 E. Church Street in Marion, OH.


Medina County Chatham Historical Museum

Operated by the Chatham Historical Society, the museum is focused on the collection and preservation of the history of Chatham Township, Ohio.  The Chatham Historical Museum features historical artifacts and items related to that history.  Next door is the Chatham School Museum.  These museums are located at 6332 and 6300 Avon Lake Road in Chatham, OH.

Heritage Farm & Museum

[History & Photos]

Operated by the Brunswick Area Historical Society, Heritage Farm is a museum devoted to the farming heritage of Brunswick, OH.  The museum is a working farm and features a restored 1860s farm house with corn crib, granary, barn, milk house and chicken house.  Many events are scheduled annually at Heritage Farm including Heritage Days and Farmers Market. Located at 4613 Laurel Road in Brunswick, OH.

The John Smart House

The John Smart House is a lovely Victorian Queen Anne Style home built 1886-1887.  Featured inside are beautiful antique furnishings, exhibits of vintage clothing and historic artifacts from early pioneers, Native Americans and the Civil War.  Located at 206 N. Elmwood Street in Medina, OH.

Johnson House Museum

The historic Johnson house was built ca1852.  The house has been preserved and is being renovated.  Tours are offered on Saturdays.  Located at 161 High Street in Wadsworth, OH.

The Little Wiz Fire Museum

Housed inside an 1928 building which once served as a small grocery store, the museum features a collection of early firefighting equipment.  Visitors are given a personal tour and are educated about the equipment on display.  Located at 326 East Smith Road in Medina, OH.

Northern Ohio Railroad Museum

[The Collections]

The museum preserves, restores and operates streetcars and railway equipment from the past.  Located near Chippewa Lake at 5515 Buffham Road in Seville, OH.

Thompson-Work Museum

The museum is a Western Reserve style house built 1840-1843.  Once the home of Dr. Hill and later Cynthia Work Thompson, the property today is a museum filled with collections of antiques and household items.  Of note, is a collection of over 200 antique dolls.  Located at 1261 Granger Road in Medina, OH.

Weymouth Preservation Society Museum

This very new museum is housed inside the former Achievement Center and operated by the Weymouth Preservation Society.  The museum features a collection of war artifacts along with historic artifacts and vintage household items from Weymouth residents.  Located at 3334 Myers Road in Medina Township, OH.


Meigs County

Buffington Island Battlefield Memorial

[More about the Battle and Photos]

Buffington Island is the site where the largest battle of the Civil War in Ohio took place on July 19, 1863..  A 4-acre site is being preserved and they are working to preserve the entire battlefield.  Located on State Route 124 in Portland, OH.

Chester Courthouse

[Courthouse Tour Slideshow]  [History]

Chester Courthouse, completed in 1823, is the oldest standing courthouse in the state of Ohio.  Saved by DAR and restored by The Chester-Shade Historical Association, the courthouse today includes a courtroom, museum center of folklore and a genealogy center.  Located at the intersection of Routes 7 and 248 at 46450 Ohio 248 in Chester, OH.

Meigs County Museum

The Meigs County Pioneer and Historical Society operates the museum featuring historical artifacts and materials related to the hisotry and heritage of Meigs County, Ohio.  The museum houses both the Historical Society Library and the Meigs County Genealogy Society library for researchers.  Located at 144 Butternut Avenue in Pomeroy, OH.


Mercer County

Armstrong Air and Space Museum

The museum shares the story of Neil Armstrong, all Ohioans who have defied gravity, the Space Race and current space exploration.  Designed to look like a futuristic moon base, the museum features many space artifacts, moon rocks, spacecraft and other items.  Located at 500 Apollo Drive in Wapakoneta, OH.

Fort Recovery State Museum

[Historical Facts]

The WPA built this project in 1938 and at that time it housed the local library and many historical artifacts from this historical area.  Two of the largest Indian battles in US history was fought at Fort Recover, OH. in the 1790s.  The museum features an enormous collection of Indian artifacts.  Located at 1 Fortsite Street in Fort Recovery, OH.

Maria Stein Center - Shrine of the Holy Relics

Founded in 1875, the Shrine houses a collection of relics  in a beautiful chapel built in 1892.  The relics include a hand carved altar, stained glass windows from Germany and beautiful hand-carved woodwork.  Located at 2291 St. Johns Road in Maria Stein, OH.

Mercer County Historical Society and Museum

Located at 130 East Market Street in Celina, OH.


Miami County The Hayner Distillery Company Museum

The Hayner Distillery was founded in 1866.  The museum features a collection of Hayner memorabilia.  Located at 301 West Main Street n Troy, OH.

Waco Aircraft Museum

Historic Waco Field is preserving the past and offering bi-plane rides at times.  The museum preserves antique aircraft and related memorabilia and items.  Located at 1865 South County Road 25A in Troy, OH.


Monroe County Parry House Museum

The Parry House was originally built in 1858 for Nathan Hollister.  By 1889, the house was home to Dr. John R. Parry.  The house as been restored by the Monroe County Historical Society and is today operated as a museum.  Filled with antiques, the museum gives visitors a glimpse into what life was like in an upper-middle class home of the late 1800s and early 1900s.  Also on the property is the Byers/Oak Ridge Schoolhouse which was moved from Washington Township.  Located at 217 Eastern Avenue in Woodsfield, OH.

The National Aviation hall of Fame

Located at 1100 Spaatz Street in Dayton, OH.


Montgomery County

Aaron Nutt Cottage

The Aaron Nutt Cottage houses the collections of the Centerville-Washington Township Historical Society and features a local history research and genealogy room.  It is one of the many houses on the Walking Tour of Centerville, Ohio. Located at 78 N. Main Street in Centerville, OH.

America's Packard Museum

The restored Packard Dealership is operated as a museum featuring the products and philosophies of the Packard Motor Car company.  Located at 420 S. Ludlow Street in Dayton, OH.

Asahel Wright House Museum

The original portion of the Asahel Wright House was built in 1806 with a second story addition ca1860.  The house features two rooms of exhibits and is on the Walking Tour of Centerville, Ohio.  Located at 26 North Main Street in Centerville, OH.

Brookville Railroad Depot Museum

The Brookville Railroad Depot was built in 1899 and operated for 75 years.  Today it is used as a museum and is maintained by the Brookville Historical Society.  Located at the intersection of Hay and Cusick Avenue in Brookville, OH.

Carriage Hill MetroPark

Located at 7800 E. Shull Road in Dayton, OH.

Daniel Gebhart Tavern Museum

The Gebhart Tavern opened for business in 1811.  Known as Hole's Station, the tavern provided a place for travelers to stop for food and drink when passing through Miamisburg, OH.  The tavern closed in 1840 and was used as a home by various owners.  Today it has been stripped back to the original log structure, restored and opened as a museum which is representative of the early taverns which dotted the early frontier.  Located at the corner of Lock and Old Main Street in Miamisburg, OH.

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park

[Directions]  [Photo Gallery]

There are five National Historic Landmarks and a National Register Historic District inside this National Historic Park.  Included are the Wright Cycle Company Building, Hoover Block, Huffman Prairie Flying Field, 1905 Wright Flyer III (the world's first practical airplane), Hawthorn Hill and the Paul Laurence Dunbar State Memorial.  The sites relay the history and legacy of Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright and Paul Laurence Dunbar. Visitors should begin their visit at the Wright Cycle Company Complex located at 16 South Williams Street or the Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center located at 2380 Memorial Road in Dayton, OH

Dayton International Peace Museum

A space to make peace.  Located at 208 West Monument Avenue in Dayton, OH

Hawthorn Hill

This Oakwood Mansion was home to Orville Wright for 35 years.  Visitors to the mansion will get a glimpse into the mind of of Orville Wright.  Tours start at 1000 Carillon Boulevard in Dayton, OH.

Iams Homestead Museum

The Iams house was built in 1847 by the Iams family, founder of the Iams Company.  The museum is operated by the Trotwood-Madison Historical Society and features local artifacts and items related to the history of the area.  Located at 349 S. Broadway Street in Trotwood, OH.

The Miami Valley Military History Museum

The museum is devoted to the entire military history of the United States of America and features hundreds of military artifacts and items.  Located in the Historic District of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Building 120 at 120 Ohio Avenue in Dayton, OH.

The National Aviation hall of Fame

Hosted within the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB.  Located at 1100 Spaatz Street in Dayton, OH.

The National Museum of the United States Air Force

This museum is all about the US Air Force.  Located on Wright-Patterson AFB at 1100 Spaatz Street near Dayton, OH.

Patterson Homestead

Built in 1810 and added to until 1850, the historic Federal style house was originally the home of Revolutionary War veteran Colonel Robert Patterson and his family.  Today the house is operated as a museum and gives insight into the daily lives of the Patterson family as they resided here for over 100 years.  The historic home is furnished with 18th and 19th century antiques and artifacts.  Located at 1815 Brown Street in Dayton, OH.

Paul Laurence Dunbar House

[Paul Laurence Dunbar's Life]

[Paul Laurence Dunbar Web Site]

The historic red brick home was home to one of the first African American poets to receive national acclaim.  This National Historic Landmark has been preserved and is part of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park located at 219 N. Paul Laurence Dunbar Street in Dayton, OH.

Samuel Spitler House Community Museum

Built in 1894, the Samuel Spitler house is a Queen Anne style three story home.  The beautiful house has been restored and is filled with period furnishings.  The basement features interesting exhibits related to Brookville's history.  Located at 14 Market Street in Brookville, OH.

Trotwood Depot Museum

Built in 1912, the depot is being used as a museum today.  Operated by the Trotwood-Madison Historical Society, the museum is located on the southeast corner of East Main Street and Broadway in Trotwood, OH.

SunWatch Indian Village / Archaeological Park

Sun Watch is an original site of an 800 year old American Indian village.  Today, the village has been recreated along the banks of the Miami River to resemble a 13th century Native American Village.  Other features of the site include an Interpretive Center with historical artifacts, a film and other items of interest.  Located at 2301 W. River Road in Dayton, OH.

Ving Tsun Museum

Focused on the preservation of the history of Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) Kung Fu.  Located at 5715 Brandt Pike in Dayton, OH.

Walton House Museum

Housed inside a 1838 stone cottage, the Centerville-Washington Township Historical Society features a variety of exhibits and is part of the walking tour of downtown Centerville.  Located at 89 West Franklin Street in Centerville, OH.

Wright B. Flyer Hangar Museum

Wright B. Flyer Inc. flies and displays look-alikes of the Wright Brothers first production airplane, the Wright Model B Flyer.  The hangar is a free museum related to the Wright Brothers aircraft and features a simulator if you want to try flying the Wright Brothers Model B airplane.  Located on the Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport in Dayton, OH.


Morgan County Evelyn True Button House

This Federal style home was built in 1836 and was the home of Mrs. Evelyn True Button who was well known as a teacher, author and women's rights advocate.  The home has been restored and preserved to appear as it did in it's early days.  The home is features period furnishings.  Located at 142 East Main Street in McConnelsville, OH.

Morgan County Historical Society Museum

The Morgan County Historical Society holds thousands of artifacts and antiques related to the history of Morgan County, Ohio and it's people.  The society also houses a large genealogy collection of photos, documents and printed records.  Located at 142 East Main Street in McConnellsville, OH.


Morrow County

Morrow County Historical Society Museum / Pleasant Grove Church

Morrow County Historical Society on Facebook

The old Pleasant Grove Church of Christ building houses the museum collection of the Morrow County Historical Society.  Located on CR 46, off of SR 19 in Mt. Gilead, OH.


Muskingum County Dr. Increase Matthews House

Built in 1805, the Dr. Increase Matthews House is the oldest building in the area.  The house remained in the Matthews family for over 130 years.  Today it is operated as a museum featuring historical items, artifacts and antiques related to the early history of the area.  Located in the Putnam Historic District at 304 Woodlawn Avenue in Zanesville, OH.

John & Annie Glenn Historic Site

In honor of the first American to orbit the Earth, Located at 72 W Main Street in New Concord, OH.

The Museum of Ceramics

The museum features a large collection of ceramic wares produced in East Liverpool, Ohio, also known as America's Crockery City and The Pottery Capitol of the Nation.  Located at 400 East Fifth Street in East Liverpool, OH.

National Road / Zane Grey Museum

Operated by the Ohio Historical Society, the museum features an incredible exhibit about the National Road which was considered the "Main Street of America" joining the east coast of the United States to the new western frontier in the early 19th century.  Other exhibits include a tribute to Zanesville's author Zane Grey and an exhibit focused on the art pottery of Ohio.  Located at 8850 E. Pike in Norwich, OH.

Prospect Place

Built in 1856, Prospect Place is a 29 room mansion built by abolitionist George Willison Adams.  Located at 12150 Main Street in Trinway, OH.

The Stone Academy

Built of locally quarried sandstone, the Stone Academy was built in 1809.  It has been used for various purposes throughout the years and today it is home to the Pioneer and Historical Society.  The society features a museum of exhibits, antiques, historical documents and other items related to the history of Muskingum County.  Located at 115 Jefferson Street in Zanesville, OH.


Noble County

Baker Glass Museum and Antique Gallery

The Baker Museum houses a massive collection of glassware and antiques featuring thousands of glass items from famed glass companies such as Cambridge, Fenton, Heisey, Westmorland and Degenhart as well as pottery from Weller, Shawnee, Roseville and McCoy.  Located at 805 Cumberland Street near Historic Downtown Caldwell, OH.

Historic Downtown Caldwell

Johnny Appleseed Memorial (Need new link)

Created of small rocks and stones contributed by people throughout the US where Johnny Appleseed was known to have planted apple seeds, the memorial is located along SR 821 just south of Dexter City, OH near the gravesites of the family of Johnny Appleseed.

Noble County Jail Museum

The Noble County Jail was built in 1882 and today houses a museum and visitor's center.  Located at 419 West Street in Caldwell, OH.

Ottawa County

Fort Firelands Museum of Flint and Stone

The Museum of Flint and Stone examines the history of flint and stone tool manufacturing.  Exhibits of arrowheads, flint drills, stone axes and spear throwers are featured.  Located in the recreated Fort Firelands complex at 5650 East Harbor Road in Marblehead, OH.

Johnson's Island Museum and Visitor Center

[Johnson's Island History & POW's

[Civil War Era]  [Johnson's Island Pleasure Resort]  [The Quarry]

The museum features exhibits about the history of Johnson's Island including the Civil War POW Depot, the Pleasure Resort and the quarry.  Located in the Ohio Veterans Home, I. F. Mack Building at 3416 Columbus Avenue in Sandusky, OH.

Lake Erie Islands Historical Society Museum

Lake Erie Islands Historical Society & Museum on Facebook

Devoted to the history of the islands of Lake Erie's Western Basin, the museum features exhibits and displays of local history.  Located at 25 Town Hall Place in Put-in-Bay, OH.

Liberty Aviation Museum

The museum showcases WWII aircraft.  Located at the Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport 3515 East State Road in Port Clinton, OH.

Marblehead Lighthouse

Marblehead Lighthouse is one of the best known landmarks on Lake Erie.  The Keeper's House nearby is a museum.  Located inside Marblehead Lighthouse State Park at 110 Lighthouse Drive in Marblehead, OH.

Ottawa County Historical Museum

Ottawa County Museum on Facebook

Focus is on the preservation of Ottawa County history.  Located at 126 West Third Street in Port Clinton, OH.

Wolcott House Museum / Keepers House

[History]  [Photo Gallery]

Known as the oldest surviving home in Ottawa County, Ohio, the Keeper's House was the home of the first three lighthouse keepers for the oldest lighthouse in continuous operation on the Great Lakes.  Located at 9999 East Bayshore Road in Marblehead, OH.


Paulding County

John Paulding Historical Society Museum

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The museum features a collection of historical items and artifacts related to the settling of Paulding County, Ohio.  Operated by the John Paulding Historical Society, the museum is located at 600 Fairgrounds Drive in Paulding, OH.


Perry County

Murray City Depot and Coal Mining Museum

The Murray City Depot was built between 1890 and 1900.  If is one of only three original historic train depots still standing in the state of Ohio.  The museum housed inside the depot features historical artifacts from the depot and railroad along with coal mining artifacts.  Located on Hack Street in Murray City, OH.


Pickaway County

Clarke-May Museum

Housed inside the Dr. Edward C. Clarke house built in the 1840s/1850s, the museum furnishings donated by local Pickaway County families, Native American artifacts, and antique items related to the history of Pickaway County, Ohio.  Located at 162 West Union Street in Circleville, OH.

Ohio's Small Town Museum

[Photo and Video Gallery]

Operated by the Ashville Area Heritage Society, the museum features artifacts and relics from the past of Ashville, Ohio and the surrounding area.  Located at 34 Long Street in Ashville, OH.

Ted Lewis Museum

The Ted Lewis Museum is devoted to the life and music of Ted Lewis.  Located at 133 West Main Street in Circleville, OH.


Pike County

The Pike Heritage Museum

[Pike Heritage Museum YouTube Video]

Housed inside the historical 1859 German Evangelical & Reformed Church, the Pike Heritage Museum features historic relics and items related to the past history of Pike County, Ohio.  Located at 110 S. Market Street in Waverly, OH.


Portage County

Aurora Historical Society Museum

The museum is operated by the Aurora Historical Society and features exhibits of artifacts and items related to the history of Aurora, Ohio.  Located at 115 East Pioneer Trail in Aurora, OH.

Kelso House Museum 

[Brimfield History]

William R. Kelso opened his stage tavern in 1837 which also served many years as the town's post office. Also known as the Union House, or Old Hotel, the Kelso House Museum is located at 4158 State Route 43 in Brimfield, Ohio.

Lowrie - Beatty Museum

The John Lowrie & Mary Helen Beatty Museum is housed on the upper floor of the building.  The museum features exhibits of historic items and artifacts related to the history of Portage County, Ohio.  Built in 1968, the Museum & Library building is located at 6549 N. Chestnut Street in Ravenna, OH.


Preble County Preble County Historical Society and Museum

[Exhibits]  [Buildings]

Historical properties operated by the Preble County Historical Society include the 1860s Sayler Swartsel House, 1830s Philips Swartsel House, an 1813 Log House  filled with pre-1840 artifacts, an 1850s smokehouse, a turn of the century bank barn, an educational building and the exhibit hall filled with exhibits.  Located at 7693 Swartsel Road in Eaton, OH.


Putnam County Putnam County Historical Society and Museum


Housed in the old Kalida Methodist Church, the museum is operated by the Putnam County Historical Society and features exhibits related to local history.  Located at 201 East Main Street in Kalida, OH.


Richland County

Bellville Jefferson Historical Museum

Operated by the Bellville Historical Society, the museum is devoted to the preservation of the heritage of Bellville, Ohio.  Located at 167 Main Street in Bellville, OH.

Bible Walk

Wax figures of people and scenes from the Bible are on display.  Located at 500 Tingley Avenue in Mansfield, OH.

Butler-Clear Fork Valley Historical Society & Museum

Open limited hours.  Contact at 419-989-1679 for hours of operation.  Located at 43 W. Elm Street in Butler, OH.

Kingwood Center

This 47 acre former estate garden is open to the public.  Once owned by Charles Kelley King, it can today be enjoyed by all.  Kingwood Hall was built in 1926 for the Charles Kelley King family.  Today, the mansion is open seasonally for guided tours.  Located at 50 North Trimble Road in Mansfield, OH.

Malabar Farm State Park


This historic working farm is located at 4050 Bromfield Road in Lucas, OH.

Mansfield Fire Museum and Education Center


See a reproduction of a turn-of-the-century fire station and view historic fire fighting equipment and horse drawn equipment of the past.  Located at 1265 W. 4th Street in Mansfield, OH.

The Mansfield Memorial Museum

The Mansfield Memorial Museum was founded in 1889, making it the oldest museum in Richland County.  The museum features historical artifacts from early Native Americans, Africans, Asians, military and natural history.  Visitors to the museum can get a glimpse into the what the days of the late 1800s in Mansfield, Ohio were like.  Located at 34 Park Avenue West in Mansfield, OH.

Morton One Room School Museum

The one-room schoolhouse has been restored and is being operated as a museum today.  Located at 5028 State Route 96 just west of Shelby, OH.

Oak Hill Cottage

[History]  [Photo Gallery]

Oak Hill is a Gothic Revival styled house built in 1847 by John Robinson.  Today the house is operated as a museum by the Richland County Historical Society.  Filled with antiques and Victorian furnishings, the house has been beautifully restored.  Located at 310 Springmill Street in Mansfield, OH.

The Ohio State Reformatory


Opened in 1896, the State Reformatory operated until 1990 and housed over 155,000 men.  Visitors can explore history and haunting at the Ohio State Reformatory.  Located at 100 Reformatory Road in Mansfield, OH.

The Richland County Museum

Housed inside an 1850 school house, the museum is devoted to the collection, preservation, and the exhibition of historical artifacts and items related to the history of Richland County, Ohio.  Located at 51 Church Street in Lexington, OH.

Shelby Museum

The museum features historic items from the past of Shelby, Ohio.  The collections include photographs, documents and memorabilia.  Located in the Sutter-Roush room at 23 East Main Street in Shelby, OH.


Ross County

Adena Mansion and Gardens

Adena Mansion was built 1806/1807 for Thomas Worthington, sixth governor of Ohio and one of the state's first US Senators.  The house has been restored to what it would have looked like when the Worthington family lived in it and includes many original furnishings.  The new museum and education center features interactive exhibits which tell the story of life in Ohio in the early 1800s.  Located at 847 Adena Road in Chillicothe, OH.

Bainbridge Dental Museum & Historical Society

In the 1830s, this historic building was used as Dr. John Harris' Dental School, the museum is today considered "The Cradle of Dentistry" and is being preserved.  Located at 209 W. Main Street in Bainbridge, OH.

Franklin House

Erected in 1907, the Franklin House operates as a museum focused on the history of women in Ross County, OH.  Exhibits include household items, quilts, coverlets, furniture and other furnishings and accessories.  Located at 80 S. Paint Street in Chillicothe, OH.

Knoles Log House

Built ca 1820, this original log house has been moved twice and is filled with period furnishings.  Visitors to the cabin will gain insight into the "way of life" of early pioneer families in Chillicothe, OH.  It is located on the grounds of the Ross County Historical Society at 45 W. Fifth Street in Chillicothe, OH.

Ross County Heritage Center

Dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the history of Ohio's first capital city, Chillicothe, the museum features historical artifacts, items from the Civil War and WWI, early Ohio decorative arts, historical art portraits and historical vehicles.  Connected to the McKell Library which researchers will find helpful.  Located at 45 W. Fifth Street in Chillicothe, OH.


Sandusky County




Rutherford B. Hayes

Creek Bend Farm

The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The park features an 1930s-1950s era farmhouse.  The park is located on State Route 590 in Lindsay, OH.  The house, barns, trails and creek are located at 654 S. Main Street in Lindsey, OH.

Mad River and NKP Railroad Museum


The museum features historical artifacts, railroad memorabilia,  railroad history of the area and includes household items related to the history of Bellevue, OH.  Located at 233 York Street in Bellevue, OH.

Rutherford B. Hayes Mansion and Presidential Center

[Library]  [Museum]  [Hayes Family]

The 31 room mansion was constructed between 1859 and 1863.  The museum features over 13,000 artifacts related to the life and times of Rutherford B. Hayes, his family and the history of Ohio.  Located at Spiegel Grove in Fremont, OH.


Scioto County

The 1810 House

The historic farm home features 8 rooms of 19th and 20th century furnishings and antiquities.  Operated as a museum, tours are offered.  Located at 1926 Waller Street in Portsmouth, OH.

Philip Moore Jr. Stone House

[History]  [Photos]

Built in 1797 by Revolutionary War veteran Philip Moore, Jr., the locally quarried stone house is one of the few primitive homes that remains intact in Southern Ohio.  Tours and rentals are offered.  Located off State Route 239 in West Portsmouth, OH.

Southern Ohio Museum

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The art museum features current and historic works of art including a large collection of prehistoric Native American objects.  Located at 825 Gallia Street in Portsmouth, OH.


Seneca County

The American Civil War Museum of Ohio

This outstanding Civil War museum features artifacts, dioramas, mannequins, interactive exhibits and many objects related to the Civil War and Ohio's role in it.  Located at 217 S. Washington in Tiffin, OH.

Fostoria Glass Heritage Gallery

The museum for the historical glass made in the twelve glass plants located in Fostoria, Ohio during the time period 1887-1920.  Located at 109 N. Main Street in Fostoria, OH.

Seneca County Historical Museum

[History]  [Virtual Tour]

The Seneca County Museum is housed inside the Greek Revival Mansion built in 1853 by Rezin Shawhan, Tiffin's first millionaire.  Exhibits in the museum are related to the early history of Seneca County, Ohio.  The museum is operated by the Seneca County Historical Society.  Located at 28 Clay Street in Tiffin, OH.

The Tiffin Glass Museum

[History]  [Photo Gallery]

The museum is focused on the preservation of the glassware made by the Tiffin factory's artisans and glass masters over their almost 100 years of operation.  Located at 25 South Washington Street in Tiffin, OH.


Shelby County

William A. Ross Jr. Historical Center

The museum is operated by the Shelby County Historical Society. and features historical items, artifacts and documents related to the heritage of Shelby County.  Also at the site, visitors will find the 1820s Knoles Log House and the Franklin House devoted to local women's history.  Located at 201 N. Main Street in Sidney, OH.

Wilderness Trail Museum

[Museum Photo Gallery]

[Fort Loramie History]

The museum is operated by the Fort Loramie Historical Association and houses historical artifacts related to the history of the area inside a red brick two-story  boardinghouse/hotel built in 1853.  Collections include Indian artifacts, mementos of the Miami-Erie Canal era, and household items.  Located at 37 N Main Street in Fort Laramie, OH.


Stark County

Canton Classic Car Museum

Visitors will find a collection of 40 rare and unusual classic and special interest automobiles along with thousands of historical items related to the history of automobiles.  Located at 123 6th Street SW in Canton, OH.

First Ladies National Historic Site

The historic site is preserved in honor of the lives and accomplishments of the First Ladies of the U.S.  The site features two historic structures, the home of First Lady Ida Saxton McKinley and an 1895 City Bank building.  Visitors will find a library and museum filled with artifacts.  Tours of Ida Saxton McKinley's home are also offered.  Visitors are urged to park behind the Saxton House on the corner of Market Avenue South and 3rd Street SW in downtown Canton, OH.

Hoover Historical Center

Housed inside the boyhood home of William H. Hoover, founder of the Hoover Company.  The Victorian Italianate styled farmhouse is filled with antiques and items related to the life and times of William H. Hoover and his vacuum machines.  Located inside Walsh University's Hoover Park at 1875 East Maple Street in North Canton, OH.

Massillon Museum

A museum where art and history comes together.  The Massillon Museum features over 100,000 objects related to the history of Massillon area of Ohio.  Located at 121 Lincoln Way East in Massillon, OH.

The National Packard Museum

[Photo Gallery]

Warren, Ohio is considered to be the birthplace of Packard.  The museum's mission is to preserve and bring recognition to the legacy of Packard and it's influence on transportation.  Located at 1899 Mahoning Avenue NW in Warren, OH.

North Canton Heritage Society Museum

[North Canton History Timeline]  [Old Photos]

Operated by the North Canton Heritage Society, the museum id focused on the preservation, protecting and sharing of the rich history of North Canton, Ohio.  Located at 185 Ream Street NW in North Canton, OH.

Pro Football Hall of Fame

[Hall of Fame History]

Located at 2121 George Halas Drive NW in Canton, OH.

Spring Hill Historic Home

Built in the 1820s, Spring Hill Farm was settled by Quakers, Thomas and Charity Rotch.  The house became a public museum in 1973.  Located at 1401 Springhill Lane NE in Massillon, OH.

Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum

[William McKinley]  [McKinley Memorial]

The museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation and sharing of materials and records related to the history of Starke County and the presidential history of William McKinley.  Located at 800 McKinley Monument Drive NW in Canton, OH.


Summit County

Cuyahoga Valley Historical Museum

The museum is a branch of the Peninsula Library and Historical Society.  The museum is devoted to the interpretation and promotion of the history of the Cuyahoga Valley area.  Housed inside the historic Boston Township Hall which was built in 1887, the museum is located at 1775 Main Street in Peninsula, OH.

Dr. Bob's Home

The Birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous, many hopeless alcoholics including Dr. Bob, made their first steps toward recovery.  Located at 855 Ardmore Avenue in Akron, OH.

Hale Farm and Village

This living history museum depicts daily life in the mid-19th century.  Dozens of historic structures, antique gardens and demonstrations of farming, crafts, trades and cooking will give visitors a glimpse into the past.  Located at 2686 Oak Hill Road in Bath, OH.

Hower House  


Built in 1871, the Empire Italianate style mansion has 28 rooms filled with period furnishings and treasures.  Located at 60 Fir Hill, The University of Akron in Akron, OH.

MAPS Air Museum

[Aircraft Collection]

Where History Takes Flight!

Focused on aviation history, the museum features historical aircraft along with many objects and items related to the history of aviation.  Located at 2260 International Parkway in North Canton, OH.

Perkins Stone Mansion

In 1837, Perkins Stone Mansion was built by Colonel Simon Perkins, son of the found of Akron, General Simon Perkins.  Located at 550 Copley Road in Akron, OH.

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

The former home of F. A. Seiberling, co-founder of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.  The estate is a 65-room Tudor Revival Manor House. with 70 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and formal gardens.  Daily tours are offered.  Located at 714 N. Portage Path in Akron, OH.

Twinsburg Historical Society Museum

Built in the 1860s as the Twinsburg Institute and later known as Grange Hall, the building today houses a museum focused on the history of Twinsburg, Ohio.  Located at 8996 Darrow Road in Twinsburg, OH.


Trumbull County

Butts Museum

[Trumbull History]

Housed inside the 1852 brick home built by David Butts, the Butts Museum is focused on the history of Fowler Township.  Located at 3364 Youngstown Kingsville Road in Fowler, OH.

Ernie Hall Aviation Museum

[Ernie Hall Biography]

Focus is on the life of aeronautical pioneer, Ernie Hall, but also the legacy of other early pioneers of flight.  Located at 1059 North River Road in Warren, OH.

Fowler Town Hall Museum

Built in 1850, the museum features historic artifacts related to the pioneer past of Fowler, Ohio.  Located at 4562 Wilson Sharpsville Road in Fowler, OH.

John Stark Edwards House & Trumbull County Museum

The John Stark Edwards was built in 1807.  Today the house is operated by the Trumbull County Historical Society as a historical house museum.  Located at 303 Monroe Street, NW in Warren, OH.

Sutliff Museum

The Sutliff Museum features an authentic replica of a Victorian room.  Located on the second floor of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library at 444 Mahoning Avenue, NW in Warren, OH.

The Upton House

[About Harriet Taylor Upton]

[Women's Suffrage Museum]

Completed in 1840, the Upton House was built by General Simon Perkins.  In later years, the house became a temporary center for the National American Woman Suffrage Association.  Today, the house has been preserved and is being restored.  A museum collection of materials related to Harriet Taylor Upton and the Suffrage Movement is housed inside the Upton House.  Located at 380 Mahoning Avenue NW in Warren, OH.

The Ward-Thomas House Museum

The beautiful Victorian Mansion is on the National Register of Historic Places and features lovely gardens as well.  Operated by the Niles Historical Society as a museum.  Located at 503 Brown Street in Niles, OH.

William McKinley Memorial, Public Library and Home

The memorial was placed in memory of our 25th President, William McKinley and the museum is devoted to the collection and preservation of the artifacts and history of President William McKinley.  The McKinley home may be toured as well.  The Memorial and Museum is located at 40 N Main Street and the McKinley Birthplace Home and Research Center is located at 40 S Main Street in Niles, OH.


Tuscarawas County

Alpine Hills Historical Museum & Sugarcreek Information Center

The museum is focused on the Swiss and Amish heritage of Sugarcreek, Ohio.  Located at 106 West Main Street in downtown Sugarcreek, OH.

Auman Museum of Radio & Television

[Museum Displays]

Filled with antique radios and television sets and all manner of related items.  Located at 215 North Tuscarawas Avenue in Dover, OH.

Baltic Area Historical Society Museum

The museum is a complex of 3 historic buildings which showcase the history of Baltic Village, once known as Rowville.Located on State Route 93 in Baltic, OH.

Dennison Railroad Depot Museum on Facebook

The 1873 Pennsylvania Railroad Depot has been restored and features a museum about the local history of Dennison, Ohio.  Located at 400 Center Street in Dennison, OH.

The Farm at Walnut Creek

This working historical farm features exotic animals and historic agricultural methods and implements.  Visitors can take a horse drawn wagon ride and tour the barns and houses.  Located at 4147 County Road 114 in Sugarcreek, OH.

Fort Laurens State Memorial

Fort Laurens was erected in 1778 in preparation for attack on the British at Detroit.  The fort is gone but the outline of it can still be found and a museum is there as a memorial to the soldiers who withstood the siege within it's walls.  Located on County Road 102 in Zoar, OH.

J. E. Reeves Victorian Home & Carriage House Museum


The beautiful Victorian home was once home to Jeremiah E. Reeves, a prominent Dover industrialist.  Today the house is owned by the Dover Historical Society and is operated as a museum.  Filled with original antiques and furnishings, the house appears much as it would have 100 years ago.  The Carriage House Museum behind the hone features a wide variety of historic vehicles.  Located at 325 East Iron Avenue in Dover, OH.

The John S. Yoder Home

Built in 1869, John S. Yoder Home offers visitors answers to their questions about the Amish lifestyle.  Located at 116 Andreas Drive in Sugarcreek, OH.

Schoenbrunn Village

[Picture Gallery]

See Ohio through the eyes of the first settlers.  Schoenbrunn was first settled in 1772 by Moravian Missionary, David Zeisberger.  Schoenbrunn Village grew and was the place were Ohio's first civil code, Christian Church and schoolhouse were started.  Today, the recreated village and museum gives visitors insight into the early settlement of Ohio.  Located at 1984 E. High Avenue in New Philadelphia, OH.

Temperance Tavern Museum

[A Look Inside the Museum]  [History of Newscomerstown]

The former Inn and stop for passengers on the Ohio and Erie Canal was built in 1841.  Inside the building is the Olde Main Street Museum and Social Center, creating two museums operated by the Newcomerstown Historical Society.  Located at 213 and 221 West Canal Street in Newscomertown, OH.

Ulrichsville Clay Museum on Facebook

Focused on the history of Ulrichsville, known as the clay capital of the world with over 30 clay manufactures.  Located at 330 N. Main Street in Ulrichsville, OH.

Warthers Museum

Focus is on master carver Earnest "Mooney" Warther.  The museum features exhibits about the life and times of Earnest Warther and his carvings.  Located at 331 Karl Avenue in Dover, OH.

Zoar Village and Bimeler Museum

[Virtual Tour]  [Photos]

Founded in 1817 by German Separatists seeking escape from religious persecution in their homeland.  The Separatists created one of the most successful communal settlements in American history.  Today, Zoar Village is comprised of about 75 families living in the homes built from 1817 to the present time.  Begin your tour of Historic Zoar Village at the Visitor's Center located at 198 Main Street in Zoar, OH.


Union County Union County Historical Society Museum

[Union County History]

Housed inside an 1891 Queen Ann Styled brick house which was bequeathed by Lieutenant Colonel Dana Woods, the museum is operated by the Union County Historical Society.  The lovely home has been restored and features gas light fixtures, stained glass windows, hand carved and milled woodworks, and other Victorian furnishings.  Collections of historical artifacts and items related to the history of Union County, Ohio are on display in exhibits.  The 1830s Weller Log Home has been added to the property.  It has been restored and is furnished as it would have been in the early nineteenth century.  A research library is adjacent to the Museum.  Located at 246 W. 6th Street in Marysville, OH.


Van Wert County Central Insurance Companies Fire Museum

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The museum features historical fire fighting equipment dating back to the 1700s including horse drawn and hand drawn pumpers.  Located at 800 South Washington Street in Van Wert, OH.

Clark Mansion / House of Seven Oaks

[Photo Gallery]

Operated by the Van Wert County Historical Society, the historic house was built in 1895 by John O. Clark.  Today it is filled with period furnishings and local historic artifacts.  Located at 602 N. Washington Street in Van Wert, OH.

Delphos Canal Museum

[History]  [Photo Gallery]

Housed inside historical structures which have been connected, the museum is focused on the history of the Miami and Erie Canal and displays the Margueritte, a canal boat which has been pulled from the canal.  Operated by the Delphos Commission.  Located at 241 N. Main Street in Delphos, OH.

Delphos Postal Museum

The Museum of Postal History is devoted education of the public about the development of America, its technology and culture through the influences of the U.S. Mail.  Located at 339 N. Main Street in Delphos, OH.


Warren County

The Alverta Green Museum

Housed in a lovely Victorian house, the museum features historical artifacts, documents, photographs and other items related to the heritage of Mason.  Operated by the Mason Historical Society, the museum also offers a research library for historical and genealogical research.  Located at 207 W. Church Street in Mason, OH.

Caesar's Creek Pioneer Village


Caesar's Creek Pioneer Village is a complex of over 15 log cabins and other historic structures creating a living history museum.  Located inside Caesar Creek State Park at 3999 Pioneer Village Road in Waynesville, OH.

Fort Ancient

Fort Ancient was built by Native Americans over 2000 years ago.  Evidence has been uncovered at the site, leading experts to believe the site was once a ceremonial gathering place for Hopewell Indians.  There is a Native American Museum at the site, where one can learn about the history of prehistoric peoples and Native Americans of Ohio.  Located at 6123 State Route 350 in Oregonia, OH.

Glendower Mansion

A historic mansion in Lebanon, OH.  The 19th US Infantry Regiment Civil War re-enactment takes place at the mansion annually.  The mansion is located at 105 Cincinnati Avenue in Lebanon, OH.

The Harding Museum

Operated by the Franklin Area Historical Society, the Harding Museum features historical artifacts and objects collected by Major General Forrest Harding, a founder of the society.  Located at 302 Park Avenue in Franklin, OH.

The Log Post Office Museum

The 1805 structure is one of the oldest standing post offices in Ohio.  The museum holds historical artifacts of that time period.  Located at the intersection of River Street and Fifth Street in Franklin, OH.

Museum at the Friends Home


Housed in the 1905 Friends Boarding Home, the museum looks much as it did when Quakers and school teachers lived there.  The museum sits on top of Quaker Hill and features 22 rooms of historic exhibits and artifacts focused on early Quaker life and the local history of Waynesville and surrounding communities.  Located at 115 S. 4th Street in Waynesville, OH.

Springboro Museum Center

The museum is devoted to the history of Springboro and operated by the Springboro Historical Society.  Located at 110 S. Main Street in Springboro, OH.

Warren County Historical Society Museum  


Housed inside 1913 Harmon Hall, the museum features "The Village Green", a row of small storefronts with displays of artifacts which one would see in a typical Warren County community in the olden days.  There are 3 floors which are filled with historical artifacts, Indian relics and other items of interest. Located at 105 S. Broadway in Lebanon, OH.


Washington County Campus Martius Museum of the Northwest Territory

The Campus Martius Museum was originally built in 1788 as a civilian fortification.  Today it features 3 floors of historical museum exhibits focusing on the Northwest Territory and the first settlement of Marietta.  The Rufus Putnam House is available for tours on the site as well.  The Ohio Company Land Office which is the oldest building in Ohio has been moved to this site as well.  Located at 601 2nd Street in Marietta, OH.

The Castle


Built in 1855 for Melvin C. Clarke, the first city solicitor of Marietta, The Castle is a Gothic Revival styled structure.  The beautiful home has had a few different owners but finally was deeded as an historical asset for the City of Marietta in 1992.  Today, The Castle offers docent guided tours of the home in which visitors will learn about the history of the home and Marietta.  Located at 418 Fourth Street in Marietta, OH.

Farmer's Castle Museum Education Center

Operated by the Belpre Historical Society, the museum features historical artifacts and items related to the history of Belpre, Ohio including an exhibit about the Ohio Underground Railroad.  Located at 509 Ridge Street in Belpre, OH.

Fearing House Museum

Built in 1847, the home offers visitors a glimpse into the lifestyle of middle class Marietta during the Victorian era.  Operated by the Washington County Historical Society, the Henry Fearing House Museum is located in historical Harmar Village at 131 Gilman Avenue in Marietta, OH.

Marietta Soda Museum

Features a vintage soda fountain, shop and a museum of Coca Cola memorabilia.  Located at 109 Maple Street in Marietta, OH.

Matamoras Area Historical Society Museum

The museum is housed inside a ca 1895 home and business of a funeral director and is focused on the preservation of the history of the Matamoras are of Ohio.  Located at 200 Main Street in downtown Matamoras.

Ohio River Museum

Focused on the huge collection of artifacts and objects of the Sons & Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen, the museum features 3 exhibit buildings.  Visitors will learn about the history of the Ohio River and the steamboats that travelled it.  Located at601 Front Street in Marietta, OH.

The Oliver Tucker Museum


Operated by the Lower Muskingum Historical Society, the museum is housed inside the 1835 home built by John Dodge, Esq.  Located on Ohio State Route 60, just one block from State Route 336 in Beverly, Ohio,

West African Museum

Housing the Ellis Perry collection of art and artifacts owned by Henry Burke, the museum features items from Ghana, one of the largest slave holding countries in Africa along with items related to the history of the Underground Railroad.  Located at 403 Scammel Street in Marietta, OH.


Wayne County Wayne County Historical Society & Museum

The Wayne County Historical Society operates a complex of historical buildings as a museum.  Historic structures include an 1873 on-room schoolhouse, a General Mercantile Store, The 1824 Beall House, the Kister Building and a replica of Fire House Relief Co., No. 4.  Historical artifacts, Native American objects, antique fire fighting equipment and many vintage items are on display.  Located at 546 E. Bowman Street in Wooster, OH.


Williams County Williams County Historical Society Museum

The museum is operated by the Williams County Historical Society and features historical artifacts and objects related to the early history of Williams County.  Located on the county fairgrounds in Montpelier, OH.


Wood County Fort Meigs

[History of Fort Meigs]

A War of 1812 Battlefield in Ohio, Fort Meigs was built in 1813 to defend Ohio and withstood two sieges by combined forces of British, Canadian and Native Americans.  The Fort has been reconstructed and stands as a resource to educate the public about this time in American history which happened over 200 years ago.  Located at 29100 W. River Road in Perrysburg, OH.

Little Red Schoolhouse

The Little Red Schoolhouse was built in 1875 in Huron County.  It has been moved to the Bowling Green State University campus and is today a living history museum.  Located on the BGSU Campus.

The National Construction Equipment Museum

Focus is on the collection, preservation and display of construction machinery from the 1800s to present day.  The collection currently features over 90 machines.  Located at 16623 Liberty Hi Road in Bowling Green, OH.

Snook's Dream Cars

Snook's is an 1940s service station where cars from the 1930s, 40s, 50s and 60s are featured on display in period scenes.  Located at 13920 County Home Road in Bowling Green, OH.

Wood County Historical Center and Museum


Housed inside the 1869 Wood County Home (Poor Farm), the museum features over 30 rooms of historical artifacts and items related to the early history of Wood County.  Includes exhibits about the early Native Americans, the Black Swamp, the gas boom, the Civil War era and more.  Located at 13660 County Home Road in Bowling Green, OH.


Wyandot County Indian Mill Historic Site


Focused on the history of the milling process, the museum is housed inside the 1861 Indian Mill.  Located in Upper Sandusky, OH.

The Mohawk Museum

The museum is devoted to the collection and preservation of the history of Sycamore, Deunquat, Mexico, Berwick, Tymochtee, Smithville and the Belle Vernon area of Ohio.  Located at 101-105 N. Sycamore Avenue in Sycamore, OH.

The Overland Inn

Overland Inn was built in 1829 by Colonel Joseph McCutchen.  The Wyandot County Historical Society purchased the property in 1964 and restored it to the days of the when the structure served as stop for the stagecoach.  Featuring period furnishings, the structure is one of only two original stagecoach inns still standing today in the state of Ohio.  Located at 283 State Highway 53 N in McCutchenville, OH.

Wyandot County Museum

Housed inside the 1852 Beery House, the museum features historical artifacts and documents related to the history of Wyandot County, Ohio.  Located at 170 S. 7th Street in Upper Sandusky, OH.



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