List of museums in Ohio

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This list of museums in Ohio is a list of museums, defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Museums that exist only in cyberspace or on the Internet (i.e., virtual museums) are not included. Defunct museums are listed in a separate section.

To use the sortable table, click on the icons at the top of each column to sort that column in alphabetical order; click again for reverse alphabetical order. An explanation of the regions column, based on regions used by the Ohio Museum Association, is in a separate section below the table.

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NameTown/CityCountyRegionTypeSummary
1810 HousePortsmouthSciotoSouthwestHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Scioto County Historical Society
A.B. Graham CenterConoverMiamiSouthwestBiographicalwebsite, honors 4-H founder A.B. Graham
A Christmas Story HouseClevelandCuyahogaNortheastMediaMuseum about and house used for the film A Christmas Story
Adena MansionChillicotheRossNortheastHistoric houseEarly 19th-century mansion on 300 acres (1.2 km2)
African American MuseumClevelandCuyahogaNortheastAfrican American
Age of Steam RoundhouseSugarcreekTuscarawasNortheastRailroad
AHA! A Hands-On AdventureLancasterFairfieldCentralChildren'swebsite
Akron Art MuseumAkronSummitNortheastArt
Alexandria MuseumAlexandriaLickingCentralLocal historywebsite
Algonquin Mill ComplexCarrolltonCarrollNortheastOpen airwebsite, operated by the Carroll County Historical Society, includes mill, farm museum, schoolhouse, several log cabins, farmhouse and barns
Allen County MuseumLimaAllenNorthwestMultipleIncludes main local history museum, log house, Victorian mansion, locomotive display, military/transportation building and children's museum
Allen Memorial Art MuseumOberlinLorainNortheastArtPart of Oberlin College
Alpine Hills MuseumSugarcreekTuscarawasNortheastLocal historywebsite, early days of Swiss and Amish heritage
Alverta Green MuseumMasonWarrenSouthwestHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Mason Historical Society, Victorian house with period room displays
American Civil War Museum of OhioTiffinSenecaNortheastCivil Warwebsite
American Classical Music Hall of Fame and MuseumCincinnatiHamiltonSouthwestHall of fame - Music - Classical
American Sign MuseumCincinnatiHamiltonSouthwestMediaFormerly known as the National Sign of the Times Museum
America's Packard MuseumDaytonMontgomerySouthwestAutomotiveClassic Packards and historic Packard memorabilia
Amish & Mennonite Heritage CenterBerlinHolmesNortheastReligiouswebsite, features a mural-in-the-round depicting Amish/Mennonite history
Anti-Saloon League MuseumWestervilleFranklinCentralHistoryHistory of the Anti-Saloon League
Art Academy of CincinnatiCincinnatiHamiltonSouthwestArtFeatures three galleries
Artists Archives of the Western ReserveClevelandCuyahogaNortheastArtwebsite, Ohio art gallery and research facility
ArtSpace LimaLimaAllenNorthwestArtwebsite, changing exhibits
Asahel Wright House MuseumCentervilleMontgomeryCentralLocal historywebsite, operated by the Centerville-Washington Township Historical Society
Ashland County Historical Society MuseumAshlandAshlandNortheastMultiplewebsite, includes 3 houses with exhibits of decorative arts, natural history and insect collection, household items, local industries, carriages
Ashtabula Maritime MuseumAshtabulaAshtabulaNortheastMaritimewebsite, housed in the former residence of the lighthouse keepers and the Coast Guard Chief
Ashton House MuseumCarrolltonCarrollNortheastLocal historywebsite
Athens County Historical Society & MuseumAthensAthensSoutheastLocal historywebsite, settlement of Ohio
Auman Museum of Radio & TelevisionDoverTuscarawasNortheastTechnologywebsite, historic television sets, radios and related memorabilia, open by appointment
Aurora Historical Society MuseumAuroraPortageNortheastLocal historywebsite
Avery Downer House/Robbins Hunter MuseumGranvilleLickingCentralHistoric houseGreek Revival house with 14 rooms furnished with 18th and 19th century decorative arts
Baker Family MuseumCaldwellNobleSoutheastDecorative artswebsite, includes local glass and porcelain, antiques, lamps, grandfather clocks, music boxes and other historical items
Baltimore Community MuseumBaltimoreFairfieldCentralLocal historywebsite
Bear's MillGreenvilleDarkeSouthwestMillMid 19th century water-powered grist mill
Beaver Creek State Park Pioneer VillageEast LiverpoolColumbianaCentralOpen airTen structures that represent Ohio history from its early pioneer days to the Victorian period including Gaston's Mill
Belmont County Victorian Mansion MuseumBarnesvilleBelmontSoutheastHistoric houseLate 19th century period Victorian mansion
Benninghofen HouseHamiltonButlerSouthwestHistoric houseOperated by the Butler County Historical Society, mid-19th-century house reflecting owners through the 20th century
Beta Theta Pi Fraternity MuseumOxfordButlerSouthwestHistoryinformation, history of Beta Theta Pi fraternity
Betts HouseCincinnatiHamiltonSouthwestHistoric houseEarly 19th century brick house, operated by The Colonial Dames of America
BiblewalkMansfieldRichlandCentralReligiouswebsite, wax museum of Biblical figures
Bicycle Museum of AmericaNew BremenAuglaizeNorthwestTransportationBicycles and memorabilia
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & MuseumColumbusFranklinCentralArtCartoons, comic strips and graphic novels, includes the collections of the National Cartoon Museum, part of Ohio State University
Blakeslee Log CabinAshtabulaAshtabulaNortheastHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Ashtabula Historical Society
Bluebird FarmCarrolltonCarrollNortheastToywebsite, restaurant with toy museum
Bob Evans Homestead MuseumBidwellGalliaSoutheastMultipleHistorical farm, company museum, open air village
Boonshoft Museum of DiscoveryDaytonMontgomerySouthwestScienceChildren's museum of science, includes Apollo Observatory
Bowling Green State University Fine Art GalleriesBowling GreenWoodNorthwestArtwebsite, part of Bowling Green State University, includes Dorothy Uber Bryan, Willard Wankelman and Hiroko Nakamoto Galleries
Bradford Ohio Railroad MuseumBradfordDarkeSouthwestRailroadwebsite
Brooklyn Historical Society MuseumBrooklynCuyahogaNortheastLocal historyinformation
Brookville Railroad DepotBrookvilleMontgomerySouthwestRailroadwebsite, operated by the Brookville Historical Society
Brownella CottageGalionCrawfordCentralHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Galion Historical Society
Buckeye FurnaceMilton TownshipJacksonSoutheastIndustrywebsite, operated by the Ohio Historical Society, reconstructed charcoal-fired iron blast furnace
Butler Institute of American ArtYoungstownMahoningNortheastArtAmerican art
Butts MuseumFowlerTrumbullNortheastLocal historyinformation
Caesar's Creek Pioneer VillageWaynesvilleWarrenSouthwestOpen airLocated in Caesar Creek State Park, over 15 log cabins and other buildings
Campus Martius MuseumMariettaWashingtonSoutheastHistorySettlement of Ohio, operated by the Ohio Historical Society
Canton Classic Car MuseumCantonStarkNortheastAutomotivewebsite, historic cars and memorabilia
Canton Museum of ArtCantonStarkNortheastArt
Carillon Historical ParkDaytonMontgomerySouthwestMultipleHistoric buildings and exhibits concerning the history of technology and the history of Dayton, includes Newcom Tavern
Carriage Hill MetroPark Historical FarmDaytonMontgomerySouthwestFarmwebsite, operated by Five Rivers MetroParks, 19th century period working farm
Carroll County Arts CenterCarrolltonCarrollNortheastArtwebsite
The Castle (Marietta, Ohio)MariettaWashingtonSoutheastHistoric house
Center for Holocaust and Humanity EducationCincinnatiHamiltonSouthwestHistorywebsite
Central Insurance Companies Fire MuseumVan WertVan WertNorthwestFirefightingwebsite, open from 1 - 3 PM on the third Friday of each month or by appointment
Central Ohio Fire MuseumColumbusFranklinCentralFirefightingwebsite
Century Village MuseumBurtonGeaugaNortheastOpen airwebsite, also known as the Geauga County Historical Society & Museum, historic buildings spanning over 100 years
Chateau LarocheLovelandClermontSouthwestHistoric houseAlso known as Loveland Castle & Museum, folly of a historical European castle
Chester CourthouseLong BottomMeigsSoutheastLocal historywebsite, operated by the Chester-Shade Historical Association
Children's Museum of ClevelandClevelandCuyahogaNortheastChildren's
Chillicothe Area History MuseumChillicotheRossNortheastLocal historywebsite, operated by the Chillicothe Historical Society
Chilo Lock 34 ParkChiloClermontSouthwestTransportationwebsite, history of the Ohio River, canals, locks and dams
Chrisholm Historic FarmsteadTrentonButlerSouthwestHistoric housewebsite
Christ Church MuseumWindsorAshtabulaNortheastLocal historywebsite, operated by the Windsor Historical Society
Cincinnati Art MuseumCincinnatiHamiltonSouthwestArt
Cincinnati Fire MuseumCincinnatiHamiltonSouthwestFirefighting
Cincinnati History MuseumCincinnatiHamiltonSouthwestLocal historyPart of Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union TerminalCincinnatiHamiltonSouthwestMultipleComplex includes Cincinnati History Museum, Museum of Natural History & Science, Duke Energy Children's Museum, Cincinnati Historical Society Library and the Robert D. Lindner Family Omnimax Theater
Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and MuseumCincinnatiHamiltonSouthwestHall of fame - Sports
Clague House MuseumWestlakeCuyahogaNortheastHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Westlake Historical Society
Clark County Heritage CenterSpringfieldClarkCentralLocal historyOperated by the Clark County Historical Society
Clark Gable Birthplace and MuseumCadizHarrisonNortheastBiographicalwebsite
Cleo Redd Fisher MuseumLoudonvilleAshlandNortheastLocal historyinformation, operated by the Mohican Historical Society
Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society MuseumClevelandCuyahogaNortheastEthnic - Hungarian AmericanHistory of Hungarians in northeast Ohio
Cleveland Museum of ArtClevelandCuyahogaNortheastArt
Cleveland Museum of Natural HistoryClevelandCuyahogaNortheastNatural history
Cleveland Police MuseumClevelandCuyahogaNortheastLaw enforcementwebsite
Cleveland State University Art GalleryClevelandCuyahogaNortheastArtwebsite, part of the Cleveland State University
Clifton MillCliftonGreeneSouthwestMillwebsite, includes adjacent 1940s Gas Station Museum and seasonal Santa Claus Museum
COSI ColumbusColumbusFranklinCentralScienceOver 300 interactive exhibits
Columbus Museum of ArtColumbusFranklinCentralArtEuropean and American art and photography
Conneaut Area Historical Society MuseumConneautAshtabulaNortheastLocal historywebsite, also operates the Conneaut Railroad Museum
Contemporary Arts CenterCincinnatiHamiltonSouthwestArt
Cowan Pottery MuseumRocky RiverCuyahogaNortheastArt - Potterywebsite, collection of Cowan Pottery, located in the Rocky River Public Library
Crawford Auto-Aviation MuseumClevelandCuyahogaNortheastTransportation - Automobile / AviationOperated by the Western Reserve Historical Society
Creek Bend FarmLindseySanduskyNorthwestFarm1930’s-1950’s era farm park
Crile ArchivesParmaCuyahogaNortheastMilitarywebsite, operated by Cuyahoga Community College Western Campus, exhibits of 20th century military history from its collections
Cuyahoga Valley Historical MuseumPeninsulaSummitNortheastLocal historywebsite, branch of the Peninsula Library
Dairy Barn Arts CenterAthensAthensSoutheastArtwebsite
Daniel Gebhart Tavern MuseumMiamisburgMontgomerySouthwestHistoric buildingRestored 1811 log tavern administered by the Miamisburg Historical Society
Daniel McCook HouseCarrolltonCarrollNortheastHistoric HouseOperated by the Carroll County Historical Society and the Ohio Historical Society
Daniel Mooney MuseumSt. MarysAuglaizeNorthwestHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Auglaize County Historical Society
David Nickens Heritage CenterChillicotheRossNortheastAfrican Americanwebsite, operated by the First Baptist Church Chillicothe, exhibits about local and national African American culture, open by appointment
Dayton Art InstituteDaytonMontgomerySouthwestArtMuseum and school
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical ParkDaytonMontgomerySouthwestMultipleFour sites about the Wright Brothers, local aviation heritage and local history
Dayton International Peace MuseumDaytonMontgomerySouthwestPeace
Dayton Visual Arts CenterDaytonMontgomerySouthwestArtGallery with changing exhibits
Decorative Arts Center of OhioLancasterFairfieldCentralArt - Decorative artswebsite, located in the Reese-Peters House
Delhi Historical Society Farmhouse MuseumDelhi TownshipHamiltonSouthwestLocal historywebsite
Delphos Canal Commission MuseumDelphosAllenNortheastTransportationwebsite, operated by the Delphos Canal Commission
Delphos MuseumDelphosAllenNortheastLocal historywebsite
Delphos Museum of Postal HistoryDelphosAllenNortheastPostalwebsite, postal history, stamps, letters, artifacts and the Holocaust
Denison MuseumGranvilleLickingCentralArtwebsite, part of Denison University, works in many media from Asia, Europe, and North and Central America
Dennison Railroad Depot MuseumDennisonTuscarawasNortheastRailroadHoused in an 1873 Pennsylvania Railroad depot, also features model train layout
DeWitt Log HomesteadOxfordButlerSouthwestHistoric houseOperated by the Oxford Museum Association, early 19th century log homestead
Dr. Bob's HomeAkronSummitNortheastHistoric housewebsite, birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous
Dr. Increase Mathews HouseZanesvilleMuskingumSoutheastHistoric housewebsite, operated by Zanesville Historical Society
Dittrick Museum of Medical HistoryClevelandCuyahogaNortheastMedicalPart of Case Western Reserve University
Doll Museum at the Old RectoryWorthingtonFranklinCentralToywebsite, operated by the Worthington Historical Society, 19th and 20th century dolls
Doty HomesteadOxfordButlerSouthwestHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Oxford Museum Association, mid 19th century brick house, located in Hueston Woods State Park
Drake Planetarium and Science CenterCincinnatiHamiltonSouthwestScience
Duke Energy Children's MuseumCincinnatiHamiltonSouthwestChildren'sPart of Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, formerly the Cinergy Children's Museum
Dunham Tavern MuseumClevelandCuyahogaNortheastHistoryMid 19th century tavern
Early Television MuseumHilliardFranklinCentralTechnologyEarly television receiver sets and accessories
East Palestine Historical Society Log HouseEast PalestineColumbianaNortheastHistoric housewebsite, 1840 period log home
Edison Birthplace MuseumMilanErieHistoric houseBirthplace of inventor Thomas Alva Edison
Ed Jeffers Barber MuseumCanal WinchesterFranklinCentralIndustrywebsite, barber profession artifacts, open by appointment
Elizabeth Township MuseumTroyMiamiSouthwestLocal historyinformation, operated by the Elizabeth Township Historical Society
Ely Chapman FoundationMariettaWashingtonSoutheastCulturalwebsite, houses the West African Museum with art and artifacts from Ghana
EnterTrainment JunctionWest ChesterButlerSouthwestRailroadwebsite, miniature railroad family center that includes American Railroading Museum, model railroad expo center, children's play area
Eleutherus Cooke HouseSanduskyErieNortheastHistoric houseOperated by the Ohio Historical Society
Evelyn True Button HouseMcConnelsvilleMorganSoutheastHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Morgan County Historical Society, 19th century period home, includes the Doll House next door, a collection of dolls, and a carriage house and blacksmith shop
Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and LighthouseFairport HarborLakeNortheastMaritimeMaritime museum and lighthouse
Farmers’ Castle Museum Education CenterBelpreWashingtonSoutheastLocal historywebsite, information, operated by the Belpre Historical Society
Fawick Art GalleryBereaCuyahogaNortheastArtwebsite, part of Baldwin Wallace College
Finnish Heritage MuseumFairport HarborLakeNortheastEthnic - Finnish AmericanFinnish heritage and culture
Firelands MuseumNorwalkHuronNortheastLocal historywebsite, operated by the Firelands Historical Society
First Ladies National Historic SiteCantonStarkNortheastHistoryIncludes the historic home of Ida Saxton McKinley and exhibits about the First Ladies
Fitton Center for the ArtsHamiltonButlerSouthwestArtwebsite, includes several free exhibition galleries
Flint Ridge State MemorialHopewell TownshipLickingCentralNative AmericanRestored prehistoric quarry pit and museum about the digging and shaping of flint
Follett House MuseumSanduskyErieNortheastLocal historywebsite
Fort AncientLebanonWarrenSouthwestNative AmericanAncient Native American mounds and museum
Fort FirelandsMarbleheadOttawaNortheastFortRecreated fort and archaeology museum
Fort LaurensBolivarTuscarawasNortheastMilitaryMuseum and partial recreation of an American Revolutionary War fort
Fort MeigsPerrysburgWoodNorthwestMilitaryReconstructed early 19th-century fort and museum
Fort RecoveryFort RecoveryMercerNortheastMilitaryMuseum about the American Revolutionary War fort
Fort Rowdy MuseumCovingtonMiamiSouthwestLocal historyinformation, operated by the Covington-Newberry Historical Society, open by appointment and for special events
Fort SteubenSteubenvilleJeffersonNortheastMilitaryReconstructed 1780s period fort
Fostoria Glass Heritage GalleryFostoriaSenecaNortheastGlasswebsite, glassware produced by the over 10 glass companies in Fostoria from 1887–1920
Franklin MuseumNew AthensHarrisonNortheastLocal history
Frank Museum of ArtWestervilleFranklinCentralArtwebsite, part of Otterbein College, art from Africa, Japan, and New Guinea
Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural CenterColumbusFranklinCentralAfrican Americanwebsite, part of Ohio State University, features 2 art galleries
Fredericktown Historical MuseumFredericktownKnoxNortheastLocal historywebsite, operated by the Fredericktown Historical Society
Frostville MuseumNorth OlmstedCuyahogaNortheastOpen airwebsite, operated by the Olmsted Historical Society, includes 4 houses, a general store, two barns and a church
Fulton County MuseumWauseonFultonNorthwestLocal historywebsite, operated by the Fulton County Historical Society
Gahanna Historical Society MuseumsGahannaFranklinNortheastHistoric housewebsite, includes the John Clark House and the Log House
Garst MuseumGreenvilleDarkeSouthwestLocal historyIncludes exhibits on Annie Oakley and Lowell Thomas; operated by the Darke County Historical Society
Georgian MuseumLancasterFairfieldCentralHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Fairfield Heritage Association, 1830s Federal mansion
German Heritage MuseumCincinnatiHamiltonSouthwestEthnic - German AmericanContributions of the German immigrants and their descendants in the Ohio River Valley and America
Glendower MansionLebanonWarrenSouthwestHistoric houseOperated by the Warren County Historical Society
Gnadenhutten Historical Park and MuseumGnadenhuttenTuscarawasNortheastOpen airwebsite
Gorman Heritage FarmEvendaleHamiltonSouthwestFarmwebsite, heritage farm and outdoor education center
Goshen Historical Society MuseumGoshenClermontSouthwestLocal historywebsite
Governor Bebb MetroPark & Pioneer VillageOkeanaButlerSouthwestOpen airwebsite, historic log cabins, located in Governor Bebb MetroPark
Grant BirthplacePoint PleasantClermontSouthwestHistoric houseBirthplace of President Ulysses S. Grant, operated by the Ohio Historical Society
Grant Boyhood HomeGeorgetownBrownSouthwestHistoric houseFamily home of President Ulysses S. Grant, operated by the Ohio Historical Society
Grant SchoolhouseGeorgetownBrownSouthwestSchoolEarly 19th century school of President Ulysses S. Grant, operated by the Ohio Historical Society
Granville Historical Society MuseumGranvilleLickingCentralLocal historywebsite
Great Lakes Science CenterClevelandCuyahogaNortheastScience
Great Western SchoolhouseSt. ClairsvilleBelmontCentralEducationOpen by appointment, late 19th century schoolhouse
Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society MuseumBuckeye LakeLickingCentralLocal historywebsite, features Buckeye Lake Park memorabilia
Greater Cincinnati Police MuseumCincinnatiHamiltonSouthwestLaw enforcementwebsite
Greater Cleveland Slow Pitch Softball Hall of Fame and MuseumEuclidCuyahogaNortheastSportswebsite
Greater Loveland Historical Society MuseumLovelandHamiltonSouthwestHistoric housewebsite
Greene County Historical Society Museum (Ohio)XeniaGreeneSouthwestMultipleinformation, information, complex includes Galloway Log House, Brantley Carriage House Museum and Victorian Town House
Guernsey County Historical MuseumCambridgeGuernseyNortheastLocal historyLate 19th-century house containing antique furnishings, products and personal items from Guernsey County and its people
Hale Farm & VillageBath TownshipSummitNortheastLivingOperated by the Western Reserve Historical Society, 1860s village
Hancock Historical MuseumFindlayHancockNorthwestLocal historywebsite
Hardin County Historical MuseumsKentonHardinNorthwestLocal historywebsite, includes Sullivan-Johnson Museum, and the Hardin Historic Village and Farm, which is open by appointment seasonally
Harding MuseumFranklinWarrenSouthwestLocal historywebsite, operated by the Franklin Area Historical Society, also operates the Franklin Post Office
Harmony Hill Historical MuseumWilliamsburgClermontSouthwestHistoric houseinformation, operated by the Clermont County Historical Society
Harriet Beecher Stowe HouseCincinnatiHamiltonSouthwestBiographicalHouse where author Harriet Beecher Stowe and family lived
Harris Dental MuseumBainbridgeRossNortheastMedicalEarly 19th century home, medical office, dental office, and dental school
Harrison County History of Coal MuseumCadizHarrisonNortheastMiningLocated on the lower level of the Puskarich Public Library
Hauck House MuseumCincinnatiHamiltonSouthwestHistoric house19th-century townhouse
Hawthorn HillOakwoodMontgomerySouthwestHistoric houseEarly 20th mansion of Wilbur and Orville Wright
Hefner Museum of Natural HistoryOxfordButlerSouthwestNatural historywebsite, part of Miami University
Henry Fearing House MuseumMariettaWashingtonSoutheastHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Washington County Historical Society, Victorian home
Heritage Center MuseumReynoldsburgFranklinCentralLocal historywebsite, operated by the Reynoldsburg-Truro Historical Society
Heritage HallHamiltonButlerSouthwestLocal historywebsite, includes Robert McCloskey Museum
Hezekiah Dunham HouseBedfordCuyahogaNortheastHistoric housewebsite, 1832 Georgian mansion operated by the Bedford Historical Society
Heritage Farm MuseumBrunswickMedinaNortheastHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Brunswick Area Historical Society, 1860s homestead
Heritage HallMarionMarionSouthwestLocal historyOperated by the Marion County Historical Society
Heritage Museum (Columbus)ColumbusFranklinCentralHistorywebsite, history of Kappa Kappa Gamma
Heritage Village MuseumSharonvilleHamiltonSouthwestLiving19th century village
Hickories MuseumElyriaLorainNortheastHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Lorain County Historical Society
Hiestand GalleriesOxfordButlerSouthwestArtwebsite, part of Miami University
Highland House MuseumHillsboroHighlandNortheastLocal historywebsite, operated by the Highland County Historical Society
Highlands Nature SanctuaryBainbridgeRossNortheastNatural historyPrivate nature preserve, includes the Appalachian Forest Museum
Historic Costume & Textile CollectionColumbusFranklinCentralTextilewebsite, part of Ohio State University, permanent and changing exhibits in the Snowden Galleries
Historic Kirtland VillageKirtlandLakeNortheastOpen airHistoric buildings and sites important to the early Latter Day Saint movement
Historic Lyme VillageBellevueHuronNortheastOpen airwebsite, includes John Wright Mansion, carriage house, schoolhouse, church, general store, log houses, barns, post office and more
Historical Society of Germantown MuseumGermantownMontgomerySouthwestLocal historywebsite
Hoover Historical CenterNorth CantonStarkNortheastHistoric housewebsite, part of Walsh University, history of The Hoover Company and its vacuum cleaners told in period settings
Hopalong Cassidy MuseumCambridgeGuernseyCentralBiographicalinformation, part of an antique mall, movie star Hopalong Cassidy memorabilia
Hopewell Culture National Historical ParkChillicotheRossNortheastArchaeologyAncient Native American mounds and museum
Hower HouseAkronSummitNortheastHistoric housewebsite, part of University of Akron, Victorian mansion
Hubbard House Underground Railroad MuseumAshtabulaAshtabulaNortheastHistoric housewebsite, 1841 period house with exhibits on the Underground Railroad and American Civil War
Huffman Prairie Flying FieldFairbornGreeneSouthwestAviationPart of Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
Iams Homestead MuseumTrotwoodMontgomerySouthwestHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Trotwood-Madison Historical Society
Imagination StationToledoLucasNorthwestScienceOver 300 hands-on science exhibits
Indian Museum of Lake County, OhioWilloughbyLakeNortheastNative Americanwebsite
International Women's Air & Space MuseumClevelandCuyahogaNortheastAviationHistory of women in aviation and space, located at Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport
J. E. Reeves Victorian Home & Carriage House MuseumDoverTuscarawasNortheastHistoric houseOperated by the Dover Historical Society, 17 room Victorian mansion and adjacent museum with carriages and other vehicles
Jack Nicklaus MuseumColumbusFranklinCentralBiographicalwebsite, part of Ohio State University, golf legend Jack Nicklaus
James A. Garfield National Historic SiteMentorLakeNortheastBiographicalHome of President James Garfield
Jefferson County Historical Association & MuseumSteubenvilleJeffersonNortheastLocal historywebsite
Jefferson DepotJeffersonAshtabulaNortheastOpen airwebsite, includes railroad depot, pharmacy, post office, general store and Victorian house
Jennie Munger Gregory Memorial MuseumGeneva on the LakeAshtabulaNortheastLocal historywebsite, operated by the Ashtabula County Historical Society
John & Annie Glenn Historic SiteNew ConcordMuskingumNortheastLivingwebsite, astronaut John Glenn's boyhood home recreated for the Depression and home front during World War II
John Scott Garbry MuseumPiquaMiamiSouthwestOpen airinformation, student center for Upper Valley JVS students majoring in the Environmental Occupations Program, includes classrooms, land laboratories and a replica of a town square featuring re-creations of 19th century shops, open by appointment
John P. Parker HouseRipleyBrownSouthwestHistoric houseMid 19th century home that was a stop on the Underground Railroad
John Rankin HouseRipleyBrownSouthwestHistoric houseOperated by the Ohio Historical Society, home to abolitionist John Rankin and stop on the Underground Railroad
John Smart HouseMedinaMedinaNortheastHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Medina County Historical Society
John Stark Edwards House and MuseumWarrenTrumbullNortheastHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Trumbull County Historical Society, home of John Stark Edwards
Johnny Appleseed MuseumUrbanaChampaignCentralBiographicalwebsite, part of Urbana University, memorabilia and written information about the life of Johnny Appleseed
Johnson-Humrickhouse MuseumCoshoctonCoshoctonCentralMultipleLocal history, Native American art and artifacts, American & European decorative arts, changing art exhibits
Johnson's Island MuseumMarbleheadOttawaNortheastCivil WarHistory of Johnson's Island, POW camp during the Civil War
Johnston Farm & Indian AgencyPiquaMiamiSouthwestMultiplewebsite, website, information about the Piqua Historical Area, includes John Johnston Farm, a museum of local & canal history, and canal rides
Joshua Reed Giddings Law OfficeJeffersonAshtabulaNortheastHistoric houseOperated by the Ashtabula County Historical Society, early 19th century law office of abolitionist Joshua Reeds Giddings
Jubilee Museum and Catholic Cultural CenterColumbusFranklinCentralReligiouswebsite, Catholic art and religious artifacts
Karl Limper Geology MuseumOxfordButlerSouthwestGeologyPart of Miami University, ore minerals and meteorites
Keeper's HouseMarbleheadOttawaNortheastHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Ottawa County Historical Society
Kelton House Museum and GardenColumbusFranklinCentralHistoric houseVictorian life, stop on the Underground Railroad
Kemper Log HouseCincinnatiHamiltonSouthwestHistoric houseOperated by The Colonial Dames of America
Kennedy Museum of ArtAthensAthensSoutheastArtwebsite, part of Ohio University, collections include southwest Native American textiles, jewelry and contemporary collection of prints
Kennedy Stone HouseCambridgeGuernseyCentralHistoric houseLocated in Salt Fork State Park
Kent State School of Art GalleriesKentPortageCentralArtwebsite, part of Kent State University School of Art
Kent State University MuseumKentPortageCentralMultiplewebsite, part of Kent State University, fashion and decorative arts
Kelso House MuseumBrimfieldPortageNortheastHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Brimfield Memorial House Association
Kern-Harrington MuseumPlain TownshipFranklinCentralLocal historywebsite, operated by the New Albany-Plain Township Historical Society
Killbuck Valley MuseumKillbuckHolmesNortheastLocal historywebsite, animal skeletons, archaeological artifacts, geology specimens, local history
Kingwood CenterMansfieldRichlandCentralHistoric houseBotanical garden and mansion
Kirtland TempleKirtlandLakeNortheastReligiousHistoric Mormon temple with museum
Knox County Historical Society MuseumMount VernonKnoxCentralLocal historywebsite
Lake County History CenterPainesville TownshipLakeNorthwestLocal historywebsite
Lake Erie Islands Historical Society MuseumPut-in-BayOttawaNortheastLocal historywebsite, operated by the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society
Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife CenterPut-in-BayOttawaNortheastNatural historywebsite, operated by the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society, formerly the Alaskan Wildlife Museum
Lake Erie Nature & Science CenterBay VillageCuyahogaNortheastNature centerwebsite, features live animals, natural history and science exhibits
Lake FarmparkKirtlandLakeNortheastFarmFamily oriented science and cultural center devoted to agriculture, farming, and country life
Lane-Hooven HouseHamiltonButlerSouthwestHistoric houseOctagon Gothic house
Laurel CourtCincinnatiHamiltonSouthwestHistoric house
Learning Center and Money MuseumClevelandCuyahogaNortheastNumismaticPart of Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
LeFevre GalleryNewarkLickingCentralArtwebsite, part of Ohio State University, Newark Campus
Lenox Rural MuseumJeffersonAshtabulaNortheastLocal historyinformation, includes general store and gas station, agriculture equipment
Liberty Aviation MuseumPort ClintonOttawaNorthwestAviationwebsite, located at the Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport, also military and local history
Lillian Jones MuseumJacksonJacksonSoutheastLocal historywebsite
Lisbon Historical Society MuseumLisbonColumbianaNortheastLocal historywebsite
Little Italy Heritage MuseumClevelandCuyahogaNortheastLocal historyinformation
Little Red SchoolhouseBowling GreenWoodNorthwestSchoolwebsite, information
Lloyd Library and MuseumCincinnatiHamiltonSouthwestArtLibrary of medical botany, pharmacy, eclectic medicine, and horticulture with art exhibits from its collections
Logan County MuseumBellefontaineLoganSouthwestLocal historyinformation, themed period rooms and local history
LoghurstCanfieldMahoningNortheastHistoric houseOperated by appointment with the Western Reserve Historical Society
Louis Stokes MuseumClevelandCuyahogaNortheastBiographicalinformation, located at Outhwaite Homes
Lowrie-Beatty MuseumRavennaPortageNortheastLocal historywebsite, operated by the Portage County Historical Society
Lucy Hayes Heritage CenterChillicotheRossNortheastHistoric housewebsite, restored home of Lucy Webb Hayes, wife of President Rutherford B. Hayes
Mad River & NKP Railroad MuseumBellevueHuronNortheastRailroadwebsite, includes John Wright Mansion, carriage house, schoolhouse, church, general store, log houses, barns, post office and more
Mahler Museum & History CenterBereaCuyahogaNortheastHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Berea Historical Society
Malabar Farm State ParkLucasRichlandCentralMultipleHistoric house and farm museum
Maltz Museum of Jewish HeritageBeachwoodCuyahogaNortheastEthnic - Jewish
Mansfield Art CenterMansfieldRichlandCentralArt
Mansfield Fire MuseumMansfieldRichlandCentralFirefightingwebsite
Mansfield Memorial MuseumMansfieldRichlandCentralLocal historywebsite
Mansfield ReformatoryMansfieldRichlandCentralPrisonLate 19th century prison
MAPS Air MuseumGreenSummitNortheastAviationLocated at the Akron-Canton Regional Airport
Marblehead Lighthouse MuseumMarbleheadOttawaNortheastMaritimeHoused in the former residence of the lighthouse keepers in Marblehead Lighthouse State Park
Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy RelicsFort RecoveryMercerNortheastReligiousCollection of religious relics and Maria Stein Heritage Museum with pioneer life exhibits
Marietta Soda Fountain & MuseumMariettaWashingtonSoutheastCommodity - Coca-Colawebsite, soda fountain, shop and museum of Coca-Cola memorabilia
Maritime Museum of SanduskySanduskyErieNortheastMaritimewebsite
Massillon MuseumMassillonStarkNortheastLocal history, artwebsite, exhibits include miniature circus, Native American artifacts, period displays, changing art exhibits
Matamoras Area Historical Society MuseumMatamorasWashingtonSoutheastLocal historywebsite
Mayfield Township Historical Society MuseumMayfield TownshipCuyahogaNortheastHistoric housewebsite, housed in the Bennett VanCuren Historical Home
Mazza Museum of International Art from Picture BooksFindlayHancockNorthwestArtPart of the University of Findlay, literacy and the art of children's picture books
McDonough Museum of ArtYoungstownMahoningNortheastArtPart of Youngstown University, contemporary art
McKinley Memorial Library, Museum & Birthplace HomeNilesTrumbullNortheastBiographicalMemorial, museum and historic house museum of President William McKinley
Merry-Go-Round MuseumSanduskyErieNortheastAmusementwebsite
Meigs County MuseumPomeroyMeigsSoutheastLocal historywebsite, operated by the Meigs County Historical Society
Mentor Safety VillageMentorLakeNortheastFirefightingwebsite, includes Mentor Fire Museum, Children's Safety House
Miakonda MuseumToledoLucasNorthwestScoutingwebsite
Miami University Art MuseumOxfordButlerSouthwestArtPart of Miami University, features 5 galleries of changing exhibitions, collections include paintings, sculpture and prints, Leica cameras and a sculpture park
Miami Valley Military History MuseumDaytonMontgomerySouthwestMilitary history museumwebsite, Sponsored by the American Veterans Heritage Center, located on the grounds of the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Middletown Canal MuseumMiddletownButlerSouthwestLocal historywebsite, operated by the Middletown Historical Society
Middleton Doll Home Store and Legacy Dollhouse MuseumBelpreWashingtonSoutheastDollwebsite, Middleton Doll Company history and dolls
Midwest Railway Preservation SocietyClevelandCuyahogaNortheastRailroadwebsite
Mid-Ohio Historical MuseumCanal WinchesterFranklinCentralToywebsite, also known as Doll and Toy Museum
Milan Historical MuseumMilanErieNortheastMultiplewebsite, six buildings include decorative arts, dolls & toys, tools, carriages, farm equipment, glass, local history, period rooms, 19th century general store
Mill Creek Falls History CenterClevelandCuyahogaNortheastLocal historywebsite, operated by the Slavic Village Historical Society,
Millersburg Glass MuseumMillersburgHolmesNortheastGlasswebsite, local glass, located on the campus of the Holmes County Cultural Center Campus
Monroe Historical Society MuseumMonroeButlerSouthwestLocal historywebsite
Monument CabinHamiltonButlerSouthwestHistoric houseinformation, 1804 log cabin
Moore House MuseumLorainLorainNortheastHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Black River Historical Society
Morgan County Historical Society MuseumMcConnelsvilleMorganSoutheastLocal historywebsite, operated by the Morgan County Historical Society, also a doll museum
Motorcycle Hall of FamePickeringtonFranklinCentralHall of fame - Transportation - MotorcycleMotorcycles, riding gear, memorabilia, important figures
Motts Military MuseumGroveportFranklinCentralMilitarywebsite
Museum at the Friends HomeWaynesvilleWarrenSouthwestLocal historywebsite, also known as the Waynesville Area Heritage & Cultural Center
Museum of CeramicsEast LiverpoolColumbianaCentralArtCeramic wares produced in and around East Liverpool
Museum of Classical ArchaeologyColumbusFranklinCentralArchaeologywebsite, part of Ohio State University, ancient Greek and Roman artifacts
Museum of Contemporary Art ClevelandClevelandCuyahogaNortheastArt - Contemporary
Museum of Divine StatuesLakewoodCuyahogaNortheastReligiouswebsite, ecclesiastical statues and other sacred artifacts[1][2]
Museum of Natural History & ScienceCincinnatiHamiltonSouthwestNatural historywebsite, part of Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
Museum of Troy HistoryTroyMiamiSouthwestLocal historyinformation
Myers School of Art GalleriesAkronSummitNortheastArtwebsite, part of University of Akron
NASA Glenn Research CenterClevelandCuyahogaNortheastAerospaceVisitor center features exhibits about NASA, space exploration and the solar system
National Afro-American Museum and Cultural CenterWilberforceGreeneSouthwestAfrican AmericanAdjacent to Central State University
National Aviation Hall of FameRiversideMontgomerySouthwestHall of fame - Aviation - MilitaryHosted within the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB
National Center for Nature PhotographyBerkeyLucasNorthwestArtwebsite, located in Secor Metropark
National Ceramic Museum and Heritage CenterRosevilleMuskingumSoutheastArtinformation, pottery
National Construction Equipment MuseumBowling GreenWoodNorthwestTechnologyConstruction vehicles of all kinds, operated by the Historical Construction Equipment Association
National Heisey Glass MuseumNewarkLickingCentralGlassOperated by the Heisey Collectors of America, Heisey Glass Company glassware
National Imperial Glass MuseumBellaireBelmontCentralGlassGlass produced by Imperial Glassware
National Museum of Cambridge GlassCambridgeGuernseyCentralGlasswebsite, Cambridge Glass glassware
National Museum of the United States Air ForceRiversideMontgomerySouthwestAviationLocated at Wright-Patterson AFB outside Dayton
National Packard MuseumWarrenTrumbullNortheastAutomotivewebsite, exhibits on Packard family, Packard Electric Company, Packard Motor Car and local history
National Road/Zane Grey MuseumNorwichMuskingumSoutheastMultiplewebsite, exhibits on the National Road, author Zane Grey and Ohio art pottery, operated by the Ohio Historical Society
National Underground Railroad Freedom CenterCincinnatiHamiltonSouthwestHistory
National Voice of America Museum of BroadcastingWest ChesterButlerSouthwestMediainformation, located in the Voice of America Bethany Relay Station
Nature Center at Shaker LakesClevelandCuyahogaNortheastNatural history
Neil Armstrong Air and Space MuseumWapakonetaAuglaizeNorthwestAerospaceOhio's contributions to the history of space flight, life of astronaut Neil Armstrong
New Bremen Historical MuseumNew BremenAuglaizeNorthwestLocal historyOperated by the New Bremen Historic Association in the mid 19th century William Luelleman House
New Indian Ridge MuseumAmherstLorainNortheastArchaeology
New Knoxville Heritage CenterNew KnoxvilleAuglaizeNorthwestHistoric houseOperated by the New Knoxville Historical Society, includes a late 19th-century house, doctor's office, log house and standalone kitchen building
North Canton Heritage Society MuseumNorth CantonStarkNortheastLocal historywebsite
Northern Ohio Railway MuseumChippewa LakeMedinaNortheastRailroad
Northwest Franklin County Historical Society MuseumHilliardFranklinCentralMultiplewebsite, local history museum and open air historical village
Oak Hill Cottage MuseumMansfieldRichlandCentralHistoric house
Oberlin Heritage CenterOberlinLorainNortheastOpen airwebsite, Includes Monroe House, the Little Red Schoolhouse, and the Jewett House
Ohio Craft MuseumColumbusFranklinCentralArtwebsite, operated by Ohio Designer Craftsmen, fine craft
Ohio Glass MuseumLancasterFairfieldCentralGlasswebsite, pressed and blown glass objects from Ohio glass manufacturers
Ohio Governor's MansionBexleyFranklinCentralHistoric house1920s mansion and garden, home to the Governor of Ohio since 1957
Ohio History CenterColumbusFranklinCentralHistoryHistory of Ohio, operated by the Ohio Historical Society
Ohio Judicial Center Visitor Education CenterColumbusFranklinCentralLegalwebsite, exhibits about the history, role and responsibility of the Ohio court system
Ohio Railway MuseumWorthingtonFranklinCentralRailroad
Ohio River MuseumMariettaWashingtonSoutheastMaritimeOperated by the Ohio Historical Society
Ohio StatehouseColumbusFranklinCentralHistory
Ohio Tobacco MuseumRipleyBrownSouthwestIndustrywebsite, tobacco farming and production
Ohio Valley River MuseumClaringtonMonroeSoutheastLocal Historywebsite
Ohio VillageColumbusFranklinCentralLiving museumMid-19th century village, operated by the Ohio Historical Society
103rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Civil War MuseumSheffield LakeLorainNortheastCivil Warwebsite, men who served the Union during the Civil War from 1861–1865
Ohio's Small-Town MuseumAshvillePickawayCentralLocal historywebsite, operated by the Ashville Area Heritage Society
Old Brick Historical SocietyOrwellAshtabulaNortheastLocal historyinformation
Old Carnegie Library MuseumPickeringtonFranklinLocal historywebsite, operated by the Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society
Oldest Stone House MuseumLakewoodCuyahogaNortheastHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Lakewood Historical Society
Olin’s Museum of Covered BridgesAshtabulaAshtabulaNortheastCommodity - Covered bridgeswebsite, history, photos, art, and artifacts about covered bridges
Oliver Tucker MuseumBeverlyWashingtonSoutheastHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Lower Muskingum Historical Society
Orange Johnson House MuseumWorthingtonFranklinCentralHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Worthington Historical Society, 19th century period home
Orton Geological MuseumColumbusFranklinCentralGeologyPart of Ohio State University, located in Orton Hall, includes rocks, minerals and fossils from Ohio and around the world
Our HouseGallipolisGalliaSoutheastHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Ohio Historical Society
Overfield Tavern MuseumTroyMiamiSouthwestHistoric sitewebsite, furnished in mid-19th century Ohio antiques
Patterson HomesteadDaytonMontgomerySouthwestHistoric house19th-century house
Paul Laurence Dunbar HouseDaytonMontgomerySouthwestBiographicalPart of Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
Pennsylvania House MuseumSpringfieldClarkCentralHistoric houseEarly 19th-century house and tavern, operated by the Lagonda Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Perkins Stone MansionAkronSummitNortheastHistoric houseMid-19th-century mansion, operated by The Summit County Historical Society of Akron, Ohio
Perry County Historical SocietySomersetPerrySoutheastLocal historywebsite, 1840 house with exhibits on American Civil War, Native Americans, Perry County art pottery
Perry Historical MuseumPerryLakeNortheastLocal historywebsite, operated by the Perry Historical Society
Philip Moore Jr. Stone HouseWest PortsmouthSciotoSouthwestHistoric housewebsite
Piatt CastlesWest LibertyLoganNorthwestHistoric houseTwo mid-19th-century chateaux open for tours
Pickwick Building MuseumMiddletownButlerSouthwestLocal historywebsite, operated by the Middletown Historical Society
Pike Heritage MuseumWaverlyPikeNortheastLocal historywebsite
Piqua Historical MuseumPiquaMiamiSouthwestLocal historyinformation
Plain City Historical Society MuseumPlain CityMadisonCentralLocal historywebsite
Polka Hall of FameEuclidCuyahogaNortheastHall of fame - Dance - PolkaHistory of the Cleveland-style polk
Portage County Historical SocietyRavennaPortageNortheastOpen airwebsite, complex includes Lowrie-Beatty Museum, historic houses, buildings and antique transportation
Post Mark MuseumBellevueHuronNortheastPostalwebsite, post mark and post office memorabilia
Presidential Museum (Ohio)WilliamsfieldAshtabulaNortheastHistorywebsite, exhibits on every U.S. President
Price Hill Historical Society MuseumCincinnatiHamiltonSouthwestLocal historywebsite
Pro Football Hall of FameCantonStarkNortheastHall of fame - Sports - Football
Promont House MuseumMilfordClermontSouthwestHistoric houseOperated by the Greater Milford Area Historical Society, 3-story Victorian Italianate mansion
Prospect PlaceTrinwayMuskingumNortheastHistoric houseMid-19th-century mansion
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & MuseumHamiltonButlerSouthwestArtwebsite, 265-acre (1.07 km2) sculpture park and outdoor museum
Quaker Heritage CenterWilmingtonClintonSouthwestReligiouswebsite, part of Wilmington College
Quigley MuseumAmherstLorainNortheastHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Amherst Historical Society
Ragersville Historical SocietySugarcreekTuscarawasNortheastLocal historywebsite, museum and one room schoolhouse
Reinberger GalleriesClevelandCuyahogaNortheastArtPart of the Cleveland Institute of Art
Richard Ross Museum of ArtDelawareDelawareCentralArt museumPart of Ohio Wesleyan University
Richland County MuseumLexingtonRichlandCentralLocal historywebsite, photos
Riffe GalleryColumbusFranklinCentralArtwebsite, operated by the Ohio Arts Council
Ripley MuseumRipleyBrownSouthwestLocal historyinformation, 1850s home featuring 10 rooms with collectibles dating from the late 18th century up to the mid-20th century
River MuseumWellsvilleColumbianaNortheastHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Wellsville Historical Society
Robbins CrossingNelsonvilleAthensSoutheastLivingwebsite, operated by Hocking College, 19th century village
Rock and Roll Hall of FameClevelandCuyahogaNortheastHall of fame - Music - Rock 'n' Roll
Rock Island Railroad MuseumChillicotheRossNortheastRailroadwebsite, operated by the Chillicothe Historical Society
Rombach Place MuseumWilmingtonClintonSouthwestLocal historywebsite, home of General James W. Denver, features Victorian furnishings, local history and art; operated by the Clinton County Historical Society
Roscoe VillageCoshoctonCoshoctonCentralLivingRestored 19th century canal village, also features the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum
Rose Hill MuseumBay VillageCuyahogaNortheastHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Bay Village Historical Society
Ross County Heritage CenterChillicotheRossNortheastLocal historywebsite, operated by the Ross County Historical Society, site includes the 1820s Knoles Log House and the Franklin House with exhibits of local women's history
Ross Historical MuseumSidneyShelbySouthwestLocal historyinformation
Ross-Gowdy HouseNew RichmondClermontSouthwestHistoric housewebsite, operated by the New Richmond Historical Society
Rossville MuseumPiquaMiamiSouthwestAfrican Americaninformation, 1869 house built by former slave
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential CenterFremontSanduskyNorthwestBiographicalIncludes Presidential library, Hayes Museum and Spiegel Grove
Salem Historical MuseumSalemColumbianaNortheastLocal historywebsite
Samuel Spitler House Community MuseumBrookvilleMontgomerySouthwestHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Brookville Historical Society
Sandstone Museum CenterAmherstLorainNortheastOpen airwebsite, operated by the Amherst Historical Society
Sauder VillageArchboldFultonNorthwestLivingwebsite, turn-of-the-20th-century rural village with craftsmen, historic houses, farm and more
Sayler-Swartsel HouseEatonPrebleSouthwestLocal historywebsite, operated by the Preble County Historical Society
Schoenbrunn VillageNew PhiladelphiaTuscarawasNortheastOpen airwebsite, operated by the Ohio Historical Society, reconstructed village with seventeen buildings
Schumacher GalleryBexleyFranklinCentralArtwebsite, part of Capital University
Scio Historical MuseumScioHarrisonNortheastLocal historyinformation
Sculpture CenterClevelandCuyahogaNortheastArtwebsite, gallery for sculpture
Sedgwick House MuseumMartins FerryBelmontSoutheastLocal historywebsite, information, operated by the Martins Ferry Area Historical Society
Serpent MoundPeeblesAdamsSouthwestArchaeologyPrehistoric effigy mound. museum and park
Shaker Museum (Ohio)Shaker HeightsCuyahogaNortheastReligiouswebsite
Shandy HallGenevaAshtabulaNortheastHistoric houseEarly 19th-century house, operated by appointment with the Western Reserve Historical Society
Sherman House MuseumLancasterFairfieldCentralHistoric house19th century home of U.S. senator John Sherman and General William Tecumseh Sherman
Sherwood-Davidson House MuseumNewarkLickingCentralHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Licking County Historical Society
Snook's Dream CarsBowling GreenWoodNorthwestAutomotivewebsite, historic cars in recreated settings including a 1940s Texaco gas station, 1930s general store and 1960s race track
Southern Ohio MuseumPortsmouthSciotoSouthwestArtwebsite, focus on Ohio and regional art, Clarence Holbrook Carter and over 10,000 prehistoric Native American objects
SPACES GalleryClevelandCuyahogaNortheastArtwebsite, contemporary art
Spiegel GroveFremontSanduskyNorthwestHistoric houseAlso known as Rutherford B. Hayes Home, part of Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center
Spirit of 76 MuseumWellingtonLorainNortheastLocal historyinformation, operated by the Southern Lorain County Historical Society
Springboro Museum CenterSpringboroWarrenSouthwestLocal historyinformation, former stop on the Underground Railroad
Springfield Museum of ArtSpringfieldClarkCentralArtwebsite
Spring HillMassillonStarkNortheastHistoric housewebsite, 1820s rural home once a stop on the Underground Railroad
Squire Rich House MuseumBrecksvilleCuyahogaSoutheastLocal historywebsite, operated by the Brecksville Historical Association
Stan Hywet Hall and GardensAkronSummitNortheastHistoric houseNotable country estate with gardens
Steamship William G. Mather Maritime MuseumClevelandCuyahogaNortheastMuseum shipRetired Great Lakes bulk freighter
Stearns HomesteadParmaCuyahogaNortheastOpen airwebsite, operated by the Parma Area Historical Society, includes 1855 Stearns House, 1920 Gibbs House, country store and farm
Stein GalleriesFairbornGreeneSouthwestArtwebsite, part of Wright State University
Stengel True MuseumMarionMarionSouthwestLocal historyinformation
Stone Academy (Ohio)ZanesvilleMuskingumSoutheastLocal historywebsite, operated by The Pioneer and Historical Society of Muskingum County
Strock Stone HouseAustintownMahoningNortheastHistoric houseOperated by the Austintown Historical Society
Strongsville Historical VillageStrongsvilleCuyahogaNortheastOpen airwebsite, operated by the Strongsville Historical Society, recreated 19th century village
SunWatch Indian VillageDaytonMontgomerySouthwestNative AmericanRecreated 13th century Native American village
Sutliff MuseumWarrenTrumbullNortheastLocal historywebsite, Victorian furnished room on the second floor of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library
Taft Museum of ArtCincinnatiHamiltonSouthwestArt
Ted Lewis MuseumCirclevillePickawayCentralBiographicalwebsite, musician Ted Lewis
Temperance Tavern & Cy Young MuseumNewcomerstownTuscarawasNortheastLocal historyinformation
Temple Museum of Religious ArtClevelandCuyahogaNortheastJewishThree locations
Thurber HouseColumbusFranklinCentralBiographicalMuseum home of author James Thurber and literary center
Tiffin Glass MuseumTiffinSenecaCentralGlasswebsite, features Tiffin Glass Company glassware
Toledo Firefighters MuseumToledoLucasNorthwestFirefightingwebsite
Toledo Museum of ArtToledoLucasNorthwestArtFeatures large glass collection, plus extensive collection of European and American painting
Toledo, Lake Erie and Western Railway MuseumWatervilleLucasNorthwestRailwayHeritage railroad and museum
Town Hall MuseumBedfordCuyahogaNortheastLocal historywebsite, operated by the Bedford Historical Society
Toy and Plastic Brick MuseumBellaireBelmontCentralToyFeatures Lego projects
Trapshooting Hall of Fame & MuseumVandaliaMontgomerySouthwestSportswebsite
Tri-State Warbird MuseumBataviaClermontSouthwestAviationRestored World War II aircraft
Trotwood Depot MuseumTrotwoodMontgomerySouthwestRailroadwebsite, operated by the Trotwood-Madison Historical Society
Troy Hayner Cultural CenterTroyMiamiSouthwestArtwebsite, 8 changing art exhibits, permanent exhibit about the Hayner Distillery Company
Trumbull Art GalleryWarrenTrumbullNortheastArtwebsite
TV Dinner Club MuseumFairlawnSummitNortheastMediawebsite, currently looking for a new home, art & artifacts of mid-20th Century American TV
Twinsburg Historical SocietyTwinsburgSummitNortheastLocal historywebsite
Ukrainian Museum-ArchivesClevelandCuyahogaNortheastEthnic - Ukrainian American
Uhrichsville Clay MuseumUhrichsvilleTuscarawasNortheastDecorative artwebsite, folk art created by clay workers in their spare time and other ceramic items
Underground Railroad MuseumFlushingBelmontNortheastHistorywebsite, slavery and the Underground Railroad in Ohio
Union Township Heritage AssociationWest MiltonMiamiSouthwestLocal historyinformation
Upton HouseWarrenTrumbullNortheastHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Harriet Taylor Upton Association
USS CodClevelandCuyahogaNortheastMuseum ship - MilitaryWorld War II Fleet Submarine
USS Radford National Naval MuseumNewcomerstownTuscarawasNortheastMaritimeExhibits about the World War II destroyer and her crew
Uniopolis Historical MuseumUniopolisAuglaizeNorthwestLocal historyOperated by the Uniopolis Historical Society
Van Wert County Historical SocietyVan WertVan WertNorthwestOpen airwebsite, includes the Clark Mansion, barn with agriculture exhibits, one room schoolhouse, log house
Verdin Bell and Clock MuseumCincinnatiHamiltonSouthwestCommodityAntique clocks, bells and bell-ringing equipment
Viets House MuseumCortlandTrumbullNortheastHistoric houseinformation, photos[dead link], operated by the Cortland Bazetta Historical Society
Victorian House MuseumMillersburgHolmesNortheastLocal historywebsite, Victoriana and Holmes County history
Victorian Perambulator MuseumJeffersonAshtabulaNortheastCommoditywebsite, more than 200 antique baby carriages
Ving Tsun MuseumDaytonMontgomerySouthwestSportswebsite, history of Ving Tsun kung fu
WACO Aircraft MuseumTroyMiamiSouthwestAviationwebsite, operated by the WACO Historical Society, focus on Waco Aircraft Company airplanes
Wagnalls Memorial MuseumLithopolisFairfieldCentralArtwebsite, features America illustrations and Chinese artifacts
Walter E. Terhune GalleryPerrysburgWoodNorthwestArtwebsite, part of the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at Owens Community College
Walton House MuseumCentervilleMontgomerySouthwestLocal historywebsite, operated by the Centerville-Washington Township Historical Society
Wapakoneta MuseumWapakonetaAuglaizeNorthwestLocal historyOperated by the Auglaize County Historical Society
Ward-Thomas MuseumNilesTrumbullNortheastHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Niles Historical Society, includes mannequins wearing life-size replicas of the First Ladies’ gowns
Warren County Historical MuseumLebanonWarrenSouthwestLocal historywebsite, more than 30 exhibits on three floor levels
Warren G. Harding HouseMarionMarionSouthwestBiographicalOperated by the Ohio Historical Society, also known as Harding Home and Museum
Warther Carving MuseumDoverTuscarawasNortheastDecorative artwebsite, wood and ivory carvings, particularly steam trains
War Vet MuseumCanfieldMahoningNortheastMilitarywebsite, also features model railroad
W. C. Moorhead MuseumDoverTuscarawasNortheastScoutingwebsite, located at Camp Tuscazoar
Webb House MuseumNewarkLickingCentralHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Licking County Historical Society
Welsh-American Heritage MuseumOak HillJacksonSoutheastEthnicinformation
Weltzheimer/Johnson HouseOberlinLorainNortheastHistoric houseDesigned by Frank Lloyd Wright
Westcott HouseSpringfieldClarkCentralHistoric houseDesigned by Frank Lloyd Wright
Western Reserve Historical SocietyClevelandCuyahogaNortheastMultipleIncludes the History Museum, Hay-McKinney Mansion, Chisholm Halle Costume Wing and Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum
Western Reserve Model Railroad MuseumMentorLakeNortheastRailroadwebsite, features 26 different scales of model trains
Wexner Center for the ArtsColumbusFranklinCentralArtContemporary art
Wheeling & Lake Erie DepotBedfordCuyahogaNortheastRailroadwebsite, 1832 Georgian mansion operated by the Bedford Historical Society
Wheeling Historical MuseumWheelingCookNortheastLocal historywebsite, operated by the Wheeling Historical Society
Whitehouse Historical Society MuseumWhitehouseLucasNorthwestLocal historywebsite
Wilderness Trail MuseumFort LoramieShelbySouthwestLocal historywebsite, operated by the Fort Loramie Historical Association
Wildwood Manor HouseToledoLucasNorthwestHistoric houseGeorgian Colonial mansion
William H. McGuffey HouseOxfordButlerSouthwestHistoric housePart of Miami University, also exhibits about William Holmes McGuffey
William Howard Taft National Historic SiteCincinnatiHamiltonSouthwestBiographicalHome of President William Howard Taft
William McKinley Presidential Library and MuseumCantonStarkNortheastMultipleIncludes McKinley National Memorial, Presidential memorabilia, period room displays, local businesses, street of shops, Discover World science center, planetarium, robotic dinosaur and model railroad; operated by the Stark County Historical Society
Willis B BoyerToledoLucasNorthwestMuseum shipLake freighter
Wood County Historical Center & MuseumBowling GreenWoodNorthwestLocal historywebsite, features 30 rooms of exhibits including native people of Northwest Ohio, the Black Swamp, oil and gas industry, household items and clothing, trends in politics and government, period displays
Wolcott House Museum ComplexMaumeeLucasNorthwestOpen airIncludes the 19th century Wolcott House, an 1841 saltbox farmhouse, an 1850 log house, an 1880 railroad station with box car and caboose, and a 1901 Gothic style country church; operated by the Maumee Valley Historical Society
Wolf Creek Grist MillLoudonvilleAshlandNortheastMillwebsite, historic grist mill
Wood County Historical Center & MuseumBowling GreenWoodNorthwestLocal historywebsite
The WorksNewarkLickingCentralMultiplewebsite, science, glass art and history
Wright B Flyer HangarMiamisburgMontgomerySouthwestAviationwebsite, replica of the original Wright Brother's Huffman Prairie hangar
Wyandot Popcorn MuseumMarionMarionSouthwestFoodOperated by the Marion County Historical Society, popcorn poppers and peanut roasters
Xenia StationXeniaGreeneSouthwestLocal history
Yoder's Amish HomeMillersburgHolmesNortheastFarmwebsite, historic Amish farm
Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and LaborYoungstownMahoningNortheastIndustryHistory of the steel industry
Zane Shawnee CavernsJefferson TownshipLoganNorthwestNative AmericanCave and Shawnee Woodland Native American Museum
Zanesville Museum of ArtZanesvilleMuskingumSoutheastArtwebsite
Zoar Village State MemorialZoarTuscarawasNortheastOpen airwebsite, operated by the Ohio Historical Society

Defunct museums[edit]

Regions[edit]

The regional column in the table features designations used by the Ohio Museum Association:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barry, Dan (March 10, 2012). "Religious Statues Left Behind Find Their Own Patron Saint". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Theiss, Evelyn (June 27, 2010). "Our Towns: The Savior of Statues". Parade. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
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  4. ^ http://www.cmnh.org/site/ClassesandPrograms/SchoolPrograms/HealthEd.aspx CMNH Health Education
  5. ^ http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/6426 Roadside America, accessed 11/8/2012
  6. ^ http://www.inlandseas.org/ Inland Seas Maritime Museum, accessed 11/7/2012
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  8. ^ http://www.tribtoday.com/page/content.detail/id/556411/Society-leaves--historical-Viets-House.html?nav=5021 "Society leaves historical Viets House", Tib Today.com, 5/4/2011

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