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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
Ashland County Historical Homes
Cleo Redd Fisher Museum
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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 Museums
Historical Society operates the following museums related to the
history of the county and surrounding area.
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.
5682 Lake Road,
Geneva on the Lake,
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 Historical Society and 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
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.
Museum of America
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.
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.
219 East Grant Avenue
Butler County Historical Society and Museum
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
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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.
||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,
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 by
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 History Center
African American Museum
Bedford Historical Society maintains 4 historical buildings:
- 1874 Town Hall
- 1832 Hezekiah Dunham House
- 1882 Wheeling and Lake Erie Depot
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
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
Jonathan Hale Story]
a Virtual Tour]
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
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.
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
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.
of Darke County] [Treaty
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
Follett House Museum
Features 4 floors of Sandusky history.
Located at 404 Wayne Street in Sandusky OH.
As you enter the
Samuel Maccracken mansion, you will find yourself drifting back
in time to the earlier days of the 19th century. Featured
Erickson Glass exhibit and the Elijah Pierce woodcarvings.
Located at 105 E. Wheeling Street in Lancaster, OH.
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.
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,
Ohio Historical Center
Operated by the
Ohio Historical Society, the museum features historical
artifacts and exhibits related to the history of Ohio along with
rich resources for genealogists and researchers. Located
at 1982 Velma Avenue in Columbus, OH.
Fulton County Historical Society and Museums
Afro American Museum and Cultural Center
museum focuses on educating the public about African American
history. Located at 1350 Brush Row Road in Wilberforce,
House Research Center
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.
Camp Dennison Museum
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 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
Harriet Beecher Stowe House
Heritage Village in Sharonville
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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
Mariemont Historic Village
Tour of Exhibits and Archives] [History]
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
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.
Hocking Hills State Park
Firelands Historical Society and Museum
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.
North Fairfield Museum
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
Welsh-American Heritage Museum
Jefferson County Historical Association and Museum
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.
Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and
Kirtland Temple Historic Center
Perry Historical Museum
Museum & Orr Museum [History]
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. Located at 521
East Columbus Avenue in Bellefontaine, OH.
Fallen Timbers State Memorial
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.
Museum of the Great Lakes
Operated by The Great Lakes Historical Society,
the museum is focused on the maritime history of the Great
Lakes. Located at 480 Main Street in Vermilion, OH.
An online virtual museum highlighting the last
100 years of Toledo's history.
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,
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
Buffington Island Battlefield Memorial
Fort Recovery State Museum
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
Mercer County Historical Society and Museum
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.
Walton House Museum
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.
Baker Glass Museum and Antique Gallery
Historic Downtown Caldwell
Johnny Appleseed Memorial
Noble County Jail Museum
Lake Erie Islands Historical Society Museum
Pike Heritage Museum
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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.
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
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
Preble County Historical Society and Museum
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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 Historical Society and Museum
Morton One Room School Museum
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.
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.
Rutherford B. Hayes
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
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.
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.
Wm. McKinley Museum
Cuyahoga Valley Historical Museum
Hale Farm and Village
Hower House [History]
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.
Fort Laurens State Memorial
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.
Zoar Village and Bimeler 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 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. 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
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.
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.
Warren County Historical Society Museum [Photos]
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.
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.
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.
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