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Akron

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Hower House

60 Fir Hill
Akron, OH  44325
Phone: (330) 972-6909
Year Built: 1871
Admission Price: Adults $8, Seniors $6, Students & Children $2
Hours: 12 to 3:30pm Wed-Sat, Closed in Jan

Hower House is a Second Empire Italianate structure, built in 1871 by Akron Industrialist, John Henry Hower and his wife, Susan Youngker Hower. The designer of this 28-room Victorian Mansion was Jacob Snyder, a noted Akron architect, perhaps best known for his part in developing the “Akron Plan,” a floor plan widely used in church constructions locally and across the United States between 1870 and 1917.

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Perkins Stone Mansion

550 Copley Road
Akron, OH  44320
Phone: (330) 535-0250
Year Built: 1837
Admission Price: Adults $6, Seniors $4, Children $2
Hours: 1-4pm Wed-Sat Apr to Dec

Completed in 1837, the Perkins Stone Mansion was built by Colonel Simon Perkins, son of Akron's founder General Simon Perkins. As one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in Ohio, the Mansion is now a historical house museum whose objects and rooms not only bring to life the Perkins family's lifestyles over three generations, but interpret the history of Akron and Summit County from Akron's founding to the turn of the century.

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Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

714 N. Portage Path
Akron, OH  44303
Phone: (330) 836-5533
Toll Free: (888) 836-5533
Year Built: 1912
Admission Price: See their website
Hours: See their website

Built between 1912 and 1915, Stan Hywet Hall was one of the finest examples of the American Country Estate movement, which flourished during the Industrial Age. Unlike European country houses that were created by generations of title and wealth, the American Country Estates were built by the wealth of self-made industry giants. Vanderbilt’s Biltmore, Rockefeller’s Kykuit, and Hearst’s San Simeon, are well-known examples. England provided the inspiration for the Tudor Revival Style Manor House and service buildings, and also prompted the name of Seiberling’s estate. Stan Hywet, is Old English for stone quarry, the property’s most prominent natural feature when the land was purchased.

Archbold

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Sauder Village

22611 State Route 2
Archbold, OH  43502
Phone: () -
Toll Free: (800) 590-9755
Year Built:
Admission Price: Adults $16, Seniors $14, Students $10
Hours: See their website

Restored buildings house a potter, blacksmith, spinner, weaver, cooper, broommaker, glassblower, and tinsmith, all at work dressed in period costumes. An 1860 homestead with a furnished farmhouse, a barn full of animals and a summer kitchen are on the grounds.

Bath

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Hale Farm & Village

2686 Oak Hill Road
Bath, OH  44210
Phone: (330) 666-3711
Year Built:
Admission Price: Adults $10, Children $5
Hours: See their website

An outdoor living history museum featuring life and crafts from the mid-1800s. It includes farm animals, pastures, gardens, and historic houses with historical interpreters dressed in period costume.

Bellevue

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Historic Lyme Village

5001 State Route 4
Bellevue, OH  44811
Phone: (419) 483-4949
Year Built:
Admission Price: Adults $9, Seniors $8, Children $5
Hours: See their website

Historic Lyme Village depicts life in the Firelands from the arrival of the first settlers, in the early 1800’s, to the early 1900’s. Among the buildings in the village is the John Wright Mansion. This Second Empire Victorian Home was build between 1880 and 1882 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The John Seymour House, an 1836 Greek Revival House, was used as a stop on the Underground Railroad. The village is home to 14 other 19th Century buildings including log homes, barns, one room school, general store, town hall, and the Detterman Log Church.

Burton

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Century Village Museum

14653 East Park Street
Burton, OH  44021
Phone: (440) 834-1492
Year Built:
Admission Price: Adults $7, Children $5
Hours: 11am & 1pm Sat, 1 & 3pm Sun, Apr 15 to Nov 15

Century Village Museum is an authentic representation of a Western Reserve Village from 1798 to the end of the 19th century. The Museum contains over twenty historically authentic buildings, more than 15,000 museum artifacts, and a working farm with a sugar bush for making maple syrup.

Camp Dennison

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Christian Waldschmidt Homestead

7567 Glendale Milford Road
Camp Dennison, OH  45111
Phone: () -
Year Built: 1804
Admission Price: Contact Museum
Hours: 1-5pm Sun, May through Oct

In 1794, Christian Waldschmidt, a veteran of the American Revolution, moved his family to a site on the Little Miami River and built a new community called New Germany. In 1804, he built his home, which included a store. Waldschmidt was a businessman and encouraged new settlement, staffing a church and helping to found a school, and beginning industries vital to the survival of his new home, such as Ohio's first paper mill, a cooperative distillery, woolen mill, sawmill, and a blacksmith shop.

Canal Winchester

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Slate Run Historical Farm

1375 State Route 674 N
Canal Winchester, OH 
Phone: (614) 833-1880
Year Built: 1856
Admission Price: See their website
Hours: See their website

The gothic revival farmhouse was built in 1856 and restored by Metro Parks for authenticity. Guests can tour the living room, parlor and kitchen and watch the ladies prepare the meals and tend the house. The multi-bay barn was built by Samuel Oman, the fourth owner of Slate Run Farm, and restored by Amish carpenters.

Canton

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Saxton-McKinley House

331 S. Market Ave.
Canton, OH  44702
Phone: (330) 452-0876
Year Built: 1841
Admission Price: Adults $7, Seniors $6, Childrent $5
Hours: See their website

The Saxton-McKinley house is a two and three story brick building of irregular massing. It was constructed in two segments, in 1841, and ca. 1865. The earliest portion is at the rear of the structure and was a two-story gable roofed building. This is significant as the only residence with direct historical ties to President William McKinley remaining in his hometown of Canton. It was the family home of McKinley's wife, Ida, and he and his wife lived in the house between 1878-1891 during the period he served in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Carrollton

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McCook House

15 South Lisbon Street
Carrollton, OH  44615
Phone: (330) 627-3345
Toll Free: (800) 600-7172
Year Built: 1837
Admission Price: Adults $3, Children $1
Hours: See their website

About 1837, Daniel McCook erected this large brick house on the southwest corner of the public square in Carrollton, and it was occupied by his family until 1848. It was acquired by the state of Ohio in November 1941 and dedicated on October 10, 1947, as a memorial to the gallant “Fighting McCooks.”

Chillicothe

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Adena Mansion & Gardens

847 Adena Road
Chillicothe, OH  45601
Phone: () -
Toll Free: (800) 319-7248
Year Built: 1806
Admission Price: Adults $8, Seniors $7, Children $4
Hours: See their website

Adena was the 2000-acre estate of Thomas Worthington (1773-1827), sixth governor of Ohio and one of the state's first United States Senators. The mansion house, completed in 1806-1807, has been restored to look much as it did when the Worthington family lived there, including many original Worthington family furnishings.

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Franklin House

45 West Fifth Street
Chillicothe, OH  45601
Phone: (740) 772-1936
Year Built: 1907
Admission Price: Adults $4, Seniors & Students $2
Hours: 1-5pm Tue-Sat, Apr thru Dec

The Franklin House, designed by Frank Packard, was built in 1907 and donated to the Ross County Historical Society in 1972. The house is dedicated to preserving the history of women in Ross County and features changing exhibits of nineteenth and twentieth century clothing and accessories, coverlets, quilts and linens and furniture as well as other household items. A walk through the house itself is illuminating too. The interior architecture of the house remains as it was when the structure was built 100 years ago.

Cincinnati

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Harriet Beecher Stowe House

2950 Gilbert
Cincinnati, OH  45206
Phone: (513) 751-0651
Toll Free: (800) 847-6075
Year Built: 1832
Admission Price: Contact Museum
Hours: See their website

The Harriet Beecher Stowe House is operated as an historical and cultural site, focusing on Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. The site also includes a look into the family, friends, and colleagues of the Beecher-Stowe family, Lane Seminary, and the abolitionist, rights and Underground Railroad movements in which these historical figures participated in the 1830's to 1860's, as well as African-American history related to these movements.

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Taft Museum of Art

316 Pike Street
Cincinnati, OH  45202
Phone: (513) 241-0343
Year Built: 1820
Admission Price: See their website
Hours: See their website

The Baum-Longworth-Sinton-Taft House, a National Historic Landmark built about 1820 for Martin Baum, is the oldest domestic wooden structure in situ locally and is considered one of the finest examples of Federal architecture in the Palladian style in the country.

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William Howard Taft National Historic Site

2038 Auburn Ave
Cincinnati, OH 
Phone: (513) 684-3262
Year Built: 1842
Admission Price: Free
Hours: 8am-4pm daily

Birthplace and boyhood home of the 27th president. The Greek Revival brick home has four rooms furnished in period. Other rooms have exhibits depicting the Taft family.

Cleveland

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Western Reserve Historical Society

10825 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH  44106
Phone: (216) 721-5722
Year Built: 1911
Admission Price: Adults $10, Seniors $9, Children (3-12) $5, Member
Hours: 10am-5pm Tues-Sat, 12-5pm Sun

Built between 1908-1911, this Italian Renaissance Revival home sits proudly in University Circle as a part of the Western Reserve Historical Society. Tours of the interior rooms, including both family and staff areas are available as well as the garden during the warmer months. Though the home has many beautiful qualities, one of its highlights is the breathtaking hand-carved staircase that the home's original owner, Clara Hay, had removed from her Euclid Avenue mansion prior to its demolition.

Columbus

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Thurber House

77 Jefferson Ave
Columbus, OH  43215
Phone: (614) 464-1032
Year Built: 1873
Admission Price: Adults$4, Seniors & Students $2
Hours: 1-4pm daily

Listed on the National Register of Historic places, Thurber House was the home of author, humorist, and New Yorker cartoonist James Thurber and his family when Thurber was a student at The Ohio State University. Thurber House opened in 1984 as a non-profit literary center and museum of Thurber materials.

Coshocton

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Roscoe Village

600 N. Whitewoman Street
Coshocton, OH  43812
Phone: (740) 622-7644
Year Built:
Admission Price: See their website
Hours: See their website

A restored 19th century Ohio-Erie Canal town with homes, businesses and a 51 room inn.

Dayton

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Carriage Hill MetroPark

7800 E. Shull Road
Dayton, OH  45424
Phone: (937) 278-2609
Year Built: 1836
Admission Price: See their website
Hours: See their website

Farm life in the 1880s comes alive at Carriage Hill MetroPark. Visitor Center exhibits start the journey back in time while demonstrations, reconstructed and historical buildings, and even period farm animals paint the picture. There are also acres of natural beauty to enjoy and a horseback riding center.

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Patterson Homestead

1815 Brown Street
Dayton, OH  45409
Phone: (937) 222-9724
Year Built: 1810
Admission Price: Free
Hours: 10am-4pm, Thu-Sat

This historic house museum provides a glimpse into the multi-generational lives of Dayton’s influential Patterson family, who lived on the site from 1804 to 1904. The Federal style house, which was constructed in three major components between 1810 and 1850, was originally the home of Revolutionary War veteran Colonel Robert Patterson and his wife, Elizabeth Lindsay Patterson.

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Paul Laurence Dunbar House Historic Site

219 Paul Laurence Dunbar St.
Dayton, OH  45401
Phone: (937) 313-2010
Toll Free: (800) 860-0148
Year Built:
Admission Price: Adults $6, Children $3
Hours: See their website

This brick house was the final home of the poet Paul Laurence Dunbar. In it may be seen many of his personal items and the furnishings among which he lived. During his short lifetime he was known as the poet laureate of black Americans.

Defiance

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Auglaize Village

12296 Krouse Road
Defiance, OH  43512
Phone: (419) 542-6565
Year Built:
Admission Price: Call for info
Hours: Call for info

This re-created village has 17 restored and reconstructed buildings typical of the 1860-1920 period.

Dover

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J.E. Reeves Victorian Home and Museum

325 East Iron Avenue
Dover, OH  44622
Phone: (330) 343-7040
Toll Free: (800) 815-2794
Year Built: 1870
Admission Price: Adults $8, Seniors $7, Children $3
Hours: See their website

The 17 room Victorian home, topped by a third floor ballroom, has been carefully restored by the Society to its original turn-of-the-century splendor and features the unique treasures of the original furniture and antiques that were the property of Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah E. Reeves, arranged as they would have been 100 years ago. These beautiful family furnishings can be viewed as guests take a guided room by room tour of the home.

East Liverpool

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Thompson House Mansion

300 Walnut Street
East Liverpool, OH  43920
Phone: (330) 386-5964
Year Built: 1876
Admission Price: Adults & Children above 10 yr $2
Hours: By appointment

Built in 1876 by C. C. Thompson, the home is maintained not as a museum but as a "lived" in home to represent it's Victorian heritage and grandeur. Features include, 15' ceilings, original mantels, chandeliers, elaborate period furnishings and a continuous stairwell that ends at the third floor. A tower that oversees the Ohio Rivers sits above the third floor of the residence.

Franklin

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Harding Museum Franklin Area Historical Society

302 Park Avenue
Franklin, OH  45005
Phone: (937) 746-8295
Year Built: 1901
Admission Price: Adults $3, Children $1
Hours: 2-5pm, Sun, Apr-Oct and by appointment

This Colonial Revival mansion was built by Clarence and Lily Harding and is located in Franklin’s Historic Mackinaw District. The Harding family continuously resided here until the late Major General Edwin Forrest Harding (1886-1970) and his wife Eleanor willed the property to the Franklin Area Historical Society to serve as a local museum. The Harding Museum contains numerous exhibits, artifacts, and period furnishings relating to the history and families in the Franklin area. The museum has a library of local and military history including displays of weapons and relics collected by General Harding.

Fremont

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Hayes Presidential Center

Spiegel Grove
Fremont, OH  43420
Phone: (419) 332-2081
Year Built: 1859
Admission Price: See their website
Hours: See their website

The Rutherford B. Hayes Home is a 31-room mansion and centerpiece of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont, Ohio. Rutherford B. Hayes' uncle and guardian, Sardis Birchard, constructed the original portion of the home between 1859 and 1863 as a summer home he could share with his nephew and young family. Construction took five years because materials and labor were difficult to obtain during the American Civil War.

Granville

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Robbins Hunter Museum

221 E. Broadway
Granville, OH  43023
Phone: (740) 587-030
Year Built: 1842
Admission Price: Free
Hours: 1-4pm Wed-Sat, Apr 1 to Dec 20

The Avery-Downer House and Robbins Hunter Museum is a historic house museum furnished with 18th and 19th century decorative arts acquired by the original owners, as well as collectors tied to the house over its long history. It was completed in 1842, with additions in 1875, 1930, and finally during Robbins Hunter's occupancy from 1956 to 1979. The house has 27 rooms, sixteen of which are open to the public.

Greenville

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Garst Museum

205 North Broadway
Greenville, OH  45331
Phone: (937) 548-5250
Year Built:
Admission Price: Adults $8, Seniors $7, Youth $5
Hours: 10am-4pm Tue-Sat, 1-4pm Sun Closed in Jan

After the death of famous broadcaster Lowell Thomas, Mr. & Mrs. H.C. McClain purchased the birthplace of Lowell Thomas and presented it to the Darke County Historical Society. The two story Victorian Gothic style house was built in the 1880's. It was moved from its original site in Woodington, Ohio, which is just a few miles north of Greenville, to the Garst Museum grounds in Greenville. Fully restored, it is open to visitors.

Hamilton

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Butler County Historical Museum

327 N. Second Street
Hamilton, OH  45011
Phone: (513) 896-9930
Year Built:
Admission Price: 9am-4pm Tue-Fri, 9am-2pm Sat
Hours: Contact Museum

Located in the Benninghofen House, the museum displays Victorian furnishings.

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Lane Hooven House

319 North Third Street
Hamilton, OH  45011
Phone: (513) 863-1717
Year Built: 1863
Admission Price: Call for info
Hours: Call for info

The Lane Hooven House was built in 1863 for Clark Lane, a Hamilton Industrialist and often thought of Hamilton’s first philanthropist, by James Elrick, Hamilton builder. The house,which because of its octagonal shape is widely regarded as Hamilton’s most unique residential structure, was sometimes called Lane’s Folly. Construction began in 1863 and took 11 months from commencement to completion. The doors were always open for every charity and aid society. The largest entertainment numbered more than 300.

Kent

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Kelso House Museum

4158 State Route 43
Kent, OH  44240
Phone: (330) 673-1058
Year Built:
Admission Price: Contact Museum
Hours: 12-4pm, Thu & Sat

The Kelso House Museum is a group of historical buildings and features located on the grounds of the Brimfield Historical Society.

Kenton

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Hardin County Museum

223 N. Main St.
Kenton, OH  43326
Phone: (419) 673-7147
Year Built: 1896
Admission Price: Call for info
Hours: 1-4pm Tue-Fri

The Victorian mansion features decorative glass and rich carvings in cherry and oak.

Lancaster

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Decorative Arts Center of Ohio

145 East Main Street
Lancaster, OH  43130
Phone: (740) 681-1423
Year Built: 1835
Admission Price: Free
Hours: 10am-4pm Tue-Sat, 1-4pm Sun

The Reese-Peters House was built in 1835 for William James Reese and his wife, Mary Elisabeth Sherman. Reese, a native of Philadelphia, was a well-educated man, graduating from the University of Pennsylvania’s law school in 1822. Mary Elisabeth was the eldest sister of General William T. Sherman and Senator John Sherman, who would both find fame later in the nineteenth century. The Reese’s mansion on “Main Hill” in the famous Square 13 was known from the beginning as the finest house in Lancaster.

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Georgian Museum

105 East Wheeling Street
Lancaster, OH  43130
Phone: (740) 687-5891
Year Built: 1832
Admission Price: See their website
Hours: See their website

The 1832 Federal style home displays period furnishings and a doll and toy collection.

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Sherman House Museum

137 East Main Street
Lancaster, OH  43130
Phone: (740) 687-5891
Year Built: 1811
Admission Price: Adults $6, Students $2
Hours: See their website

The Sherman House Museum in Lancaster, Ohio is the birthplace of General William Tecumseh Sherman, his younger brother U.S. Senator John Sherman and home of the remarkable Sherman family. The original frame home built in 1811 consists of a parlor/dining room, kitchen, master bedroom and children's bedroom. The Sherman family added onto the house in 1816, including a parlor and study for (father) Judge Charles Sherman. All of these rooms have been restored to look as they would have when the Sherman's lived here.

Lebanon

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Glendower Mansion

105 S. Broadway
Lebanon, OH  45036
Phone: (513) 932-1817
Year Built: 1845
Admission Price: Adults $7, Seniors $6, Students $4
Hours: 10am-4pm Tue-Fri, 10am-5pm Sat

Located on a hill overlooking downtown Lebanon, Glendower is one of the finest examples of residential Greek Revival architecture found in Ohio. This historic mansion was erected in 1845 and was given the name “Glendower” by its original owner, John Milton Williams, to honor the Welsh prince and hero Owen Glendower. The house has had other illustrious owners, most notably Durbin Ward, a distinguished attorney, statesman and Civil War general.

Lima

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Allen County Museum

620 W. Market Street
Lima, OH  45801
Phone: (419) 222-9426
Year Built: 1893
Admission Price: See their website
Hours: See their website

Located at 632 West Market Street, adjacent to the Allen County Museum, the 1893 Victorian “MacDonell House” once occupied a prime location on what was known as the “Golden Block,” so named for the opulent homes and their wealthy owners - as well as a time of great economic growth and prosperity in Allen County.

Lucas

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Malabar Farm State Park

4050 Bromfield Road
Lucas, OH  44843
Phone: (419) 892-2784
Year Built:
Admission Price: See their website
Hours: See their website

Malabar Farm State Park offers a variety of activities, including tours of the big house, hiking, wagon tours, and a program of special events in the rich, green surroundings so beloved by Bromfield.

Mansfield

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Kingwood Center


Mansfield, OH  44906
Phone: (419) 522-0211
Year Built: 1926
Admission Price: See their website
Hours: See their website

Built in 1926 for Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kelley King, the 47-acre estate opened as a public garden in 1953, one year after Mr. King's death. Mr. King, who was married and divorced twice, never had children. He left most of his estate to the private foundation that continues to operate Kingwood Center today. Mr. King made his fortune in Mansfield, Ohio working with the Ohio Brass Company. Hired as the company's first electrical engineer in 1893, he led Ohio Brass into new ventures, particularly the manufacture of electrical fittings for railroads and trolleys.

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Oak Hill Cottage

310 Springmill Street
Mansfield, OH  44903
Phone: (419) 524-1765
Year Built: 1847
Admission Price: Adults $5, Children $1
Hours: 2-5pm Sun, Apr 1 through Dec

Oak Hill was built by John Robinson in 1847 on a hill overlooking the town, then a few thousand population, and close by the railroad he had helped to build. This Gothic Revival house has been the focal point of the view to the north from the center of town ever since.

Marietta

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The Castle

418 Fourth Street
Marietta, OH  45750
Phone: (740) 373-4180
Year Built: 1847
Admission Price: See their website
Hours: See their website

Excellent example of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture. Built in 1847.

Marion

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Harding Home and Harding Memorial

380 Mt. Vernon Ave
Marion, OH  43302
Phone: () -
Toll Free: (800) 600-6894
Year Built:
Admission Price: See their website
Hours: See their website

It was from this home that Warren Harding conducted his "Front Porch Campaign" in the 1920 presidential election. From wallpaper to gaslight fixtures and original furnishings, the home is authentically restored.

Massillon

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Spring Hill Historic Home

1401 Springhill Lane NE
Massillon, OH  44646
Phone: (330) 833-6749
Year Built: 1821
Admission Price: Adults $5, Seniors & Students $4
Hours: See their web site

This home was built about 1821 and was a stop on the underground railroad. The grounds include herb and flower gardens, a smokehouse, springhouse, and other outbuildings.

Maumee

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Wolcott Heritage Center

1035 River Road
Maumee, OH  43537
Phone: (419) 893-9602
Year Built:
Admission Price: See their website
Hours: See their website

The grounds include the 1836 Federal style home of James and Mary Wolcott, along with a log cabin, and 1840s saltbox farmhouse, a 19th century church and the Toledo and Grand Rapids Railroad depot. The Wolcott house displays antique furnishings.

Mentor

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Lawnfield

8095 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH  44060
Phone: (440) 255-8722
Year Built:
Admission Price: See their website
Hours: See their website

The restored home of James Garfield, 20th president of the United States. The 30 room house contains original furnishings and many of Garfield's belongings. A small building at the corner of the house was used as his campaign headquarters. A carriage house contains five period carriages.

Milford

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Promont House Museum

906 Main Street
Milford, OH  45150
Phone: (513) 248-0324
Year Built: 1865
Admission Price: Contact Museum
Hours: 1:30-4:30pm Sat, Sun

Italianate mansion built in 1865 by William McGrew. Former home of John Pattison, 43rd Governor of Ohio. Beautifully restored to the late Victorian era. Exhibits change througout the year. On-site research and reference library.

Millersburg

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Victorian House Museum

484 Wooster Road
Millersburg, OH  44654
Phone: (330) 674-0022
Year Built: 1902
Admission Price: Call for info
Hours: Call for info

A 28 room Queen Anne built in 1902 is furnished in period. Highlights include parquet floors, elegant window treatments, hand-painted ceilings, a third floor ballroom, 1920s steambath and summer kitchen.

New Philadelphia

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Schoenbrunn Village

1984 E. High Ave
New Philadelphia, OH  44663
Phone: (330) 663-6610
Toll Free: (877) 278-8020
Year Built:
Admission Price: Adults $7, Seniors $5, Children $4
Hours: 9:30am-5pm, Tue-Sat, Mem. Dat to Labor Day and 12pm-5pm Sun

The Moravian church founded Schoenbrunn ("beautiful spring") in 1772 as a mission to the Delaware Indians. The settlement grew to include sixty dwellings and more than 300 inhabitants who drew up Ohio's first civil code and built its first Christian church and schoolhouse.

Newark Valley

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Daweswood House Museum

7770 Jacksontown Rd
Newark Valley, OH  43056
Phone: () -
Toll Free: (800) 443-2937
Year Built: 1866
Admission Price: Free
Hours: See their website

On the grounds of the Dawes Arboretum, the house was the home of the founders Beman and Bertie Dawes. It contains original furnishings.

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Licking County Historical Society

5 North 6th Street
Newark Valley, OH  43055
Phone: (740) 345-4898
Year Built:
Admission Price: Contact Museum
Hours: 10am-3pm Tue-Fri

The society runs three houses. The 1835 Buckingham House is open for private functions. The 1815 Sherwood-Davidson House is of Federal style and displays period furnishings. The 1907 Webb House, stresses the early years of the 20th century through furniture and heirlooms.

North Canton

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Hoover Historical Center

1875 East Maple Street
North Canton, OH  44720
Phone: (330) 490-7435
Year Built: 1853
Admission Price: Free
Hours: 1-4pm Thu-Sat, Mar-Oct

The Hoover Historical Center is the Victorian boyhood home of Hoover Company founder, William H. Hoover. The Center is located inside Walsh University's Hoover Park in North Canton (originally called New Berlin) on original Hoover family farmland. Guided tours begin in a modest 1840s building that served as home for the Hoover family in 1852 until they constructed their farmhouse in 1853. The story of the Hoover legacy unfolds in the Victorian Italianate-style farmhouse. Amid elegant Victorian décor, the "Sweeping Changes" chronological display provides a walk down memory lane.

Oakwood

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Long-Romspert Homestead

1947 Far Hills Avenue
Oakwood, OH  45419
Phone: (937) 299-3796
Toll Free: (937) 229-4075
Year Built: 1863
Admission Price: Free
Hours: By appointment

This homestead was started in 1863 and added on to in 1902. The 17-room home is unique because it maintains its architecture in the original half of the home (mid-19th-century Victorian Italianate farmhouse) and represents early 20th century suburban Arts & Crafts architecture on the north side addition.

Oberlin

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Oberlin Heritage Center

20 West Vine Street
Oberlin, OH  44074
Phone: (440) 774-1700
Year Built: 1866
Admission Price: Adults $6, Seniors $4, Children $2
Hours: See their website

This award-winning museum complex includes three beautifully preserved historic sites, the Monroe House (1866), Jewett House (1884) and Schoolhouse (1836).

Ripley

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The Rankin House

6152 Rankin Road
Ripley, OH  45167
Phone: (937) 392-1627
Year Built: 1828
Admission Price: Adults $4, Students $2.50
Hours: 10am-5pm Wed-Sat, 12-5pm Sun, May-Oct

The Rankin House is a National Historic Landmark and Underground Railroad Station. The Rankin House, located on Liberty Hill which overlooks the Ohio River and Ripley, is one of the better known sites which assisted in the Underground Railroad efforts.

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The Rankin House

6152 Rankin Road
Ripley, OH  45167
Phone: (937) 392-1627
Year Built: 1828
Admission Price: Adults $4, Students $2.50
Hours: 10am-5pm Wed-Sat, 12-5pm Sun, May-Oct

The Rankin House is a National Historic Landmark and Underground Railroad Station. The Rankin House, located on Liberty Hill which overlooks the Ohio River and Ripley, is one of the better known sites which assisted in the Underground Railroad efforts.

Sandusky

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Follett House Museum

114 W. Adams St.
Sandusky, OH  44870
Phone: (419) 625-3834
Year Built:
Admission Price: Free
Hours: See their website

The Follett House Museum is home to an outstanding local history collection, documenting the history of the city of Sandusky and Erie County. The mission of this branch of the Library is to collect, preserve, and share with citizens, scholars, and researchers the special collection of artifacts for the interpretation of the history of the city of Sandusky and Erie County from its earliest times to the present.

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Cooke-Dorn House Museum

1415 Columbus Avenue
Sandusky, OH  44870
Phone: (419) 627-0640
Year Built: 1843
Admission Price: Free
Hours: See their website

Formerly the home of Eleutherus Cooke, this 1840's stone and brick home was moved to its current location in 1874. Sandusky's first lawyer, Cooke was also a politician serving in the Ohio Legislature and U.S. Congress.

Sunbury

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Myers Inn Museum

45 S. Columbus Street
P.O. Box 362
Sunbury, OH  43074
Phone: (740) 965-1154
Year Built: 1816
Admission Price: by donation
Hours: 12-3 Thur.,Fri., Sun., 10-3 on Sat. Closed New Years, Easter,Thanksgiving, Christmas

Containing the 1816 home of Lawrence Myers, co-founder of the town, his 1820 stagecoach inn, his 1824 Tavern, the Myers Inn Museum was features in Frary's "Early Homes of Ohio" as the Hopkins House. Asher Benjamin principals of architecture were used in designing the building. After 30 years of extensive renovations to bring the facility up to code, the Big Walnut Area Historical Society opened the Myers Inn Museum on July 4, 2008. In addition to regular museum hours, the facility is open for tours, lunches and teas by appointment.

Toledo

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Wildwood Manor House

5100 W. Central Avenue
Toledo, OH 
Phone: (419) 407-9723
Year Built: 1936
Admission Price: Free
Hours: See their website

The Wildwood Manor House is a Toledo icon and the centerpiece of the beautiful estate grounds now known as Wildwood Preserve Metropark. The Georgian Colonial home is open for free tours and hosts a variety of cultural and historical events, including the popular Tea in the Solarium.

Upper Sandusky

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Wyandot County Museum

130 S. Seventh St.
Upper Sandusky, OH  43351
Phone: (419) 294-3857
Year Built: 1852
Admission Price: Adults $2, Kids $1
Hours: 1-4:30pm Fri-Sat, May 3 - Oct 26

The Wyandot County Museum is located in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. This historic home was built in 1852 for the Beery family. The home was later occupied by one of the Beery daughters, Leefe (Beery) McConnell and her family. The home was donated to the Wyandot County Historical Society by the McConnell family and opened as a museum in 1962. The museum is now home to artifacts and documents relating to the history of Wyandot County.

Waynesville

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Caesar's Creek Pioneer Village

3999 Pioneer Village Rd.
Waynesville, OH  45068
Phone: (513) 897-1120
Year Built: 1807
Admission Price: Free
Hours: Call for info

A recreated 19th century town using rebuilt and restored structures including the 1807 Levi Lukens house, the only building original to the site.

Westerville

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Hanby House

160 W. Main Street
Westerville, OH  43086
Phone: (614) 891-6289
Toll Free: (800) 600-6843
Year Built: 1846
Admission Price: Adults $3, Seniors $2.50, Children $1
Hours: See their website

Hanby House is the former home of William and Ann (Miller) Hanby. Built in 1846 at the corner of Main and Grove Streets, the Hanby family occupied the house from 1853-1870. It has been moved twice, most recently during the 1930s, to its present site which is just one block west of the original location.

Wooster

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Wayne County Historical Society & Museum

546 East Bowman St.
Wooster, OH  44691
Phone: (330) 264-8856
Year Built: 1815
Admission Price: See their website
Hours: See their website

Constructed between 1815 and 1817 by War of 1812 General Reasin Beall, the house is the oldest surviving residential structure in Wooster

Xenia

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Greene County Ohio Historical Society

74 West Church Street
Xenia, OH  45385
Phone: (937) 372-4606
Year Built: 1799
Admission Price: See their website
Hours: See

The museum is in a restored Victorian. Next to the museum is the James Galloway Log House, built in 1799. It has survived a dismantling and re-creation in 1936, and the tornado of 1974.

Zoar

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Zoar Village

198 Main St
Zoar, OH  44697
Phone: (330) 874-3011
Year Built: 1817
Admission Price: Adults $8, Children $4
Hours: See their website

The village was founded in 1817 by German immigrants. Number One House, the home of leader Joseph Bimeler, a bakery, tin shop, wagon shed, general store, blacksmith shop, and garden house are restored.