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. Also included area non-profit and universiyy art galleries. 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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Name Town/City County Region Type Summary
103rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Museum Sheffield Lake Lorain Northeast Civil War Open by appointment
1810 House Portsmouth Scioto Southwest Historic house website, operated by the Scioto County Historical Society
A.B. Graham Center Conover Miami Southwest Biographical website, honors 4-H founder A.B. Graham[1]
A Christmas Story House Cleveland Cuyahoga Northeast Media Museum about and house used for the film A Christmas Story
Adena Mansion Chillicothe Ross Southwest Historic house Early 19th-century mansion on 300 acres (1.2 km2)
African American Museum Cleveland Cuyahoga Northeast African American Currently closed
AHA! A Hands-On Adventure Lancaster Fairfield Central Children's website
Akron Art Museum Akron Summit Northeast Art Collection focus is art produced since 1850
Alexandria Museum Alexandria Licking Central Local history [2]
Algonquin Mill Complex Carrollton Carroll Northeast Open air website, operated by the Carroll County Historical Society, includes mill, farm museum, schoolhouse, several log cabins, farmhouse and barns
Allen County Museum Lima Allen Northwest Multiple Includes main local history museum, log house, Victorian mansion, locomotive display, military/transportation building and children's museum
Allen Memorial Art Museum Oberlin Lorain Northeast Art Part of Oberlin College
Alpine Hills Museum Sugarcreek Tuscarawas Northeast Local history Early days of Swiss and Amish heritage[3]
Alverta Green Museum Mason Warren Southwest Historic house website, operated by the Mason Historical Society, Victorian house with period room displays
American Civil War Museum of Ohio Tiffin Seneca Northeast Civil War website
American Classical Music Hall of Fame and Museum Cincinnati Hamilton Southwest Hall of fame - Music - Classical
American Sign Museum Cincinnati Hamilton Southwest Media Formerly known as the National Sign of the Times Museum, art, design and manufacture of signs
America's Packard Museum Dayton Montgomery Southwest Automotive Classic Packards and historic Packard memorabilia
American Gas Pump Heaven Dover Tuscarawas Northeast Automotive Open by appointment, includes over 50 vintage gas pumps, 20th century road signs, Americana and a working nickelodeon[4]
Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center Berlin Holmes Northeast Religious website, features the Behalt Cyclorama, a mural-in-the-round depicting Amish/Mennonite history
Anti-Saloon League Museum Westerville Franklin Central History History of the Anti-Saloon League
Art Academy of Cincinnati Cincinnati Hamilton Southwest Art Features three galleries
Arms Family Museum Youngstown Mahoning Northeast Historic house website, operated by the Mahoning Valley Historical Society, Arts and Crafts "Greystone" house with original period rooms
Armstrong Air and Space Museum Wapakoneta Auglaize Northwest Aerospace Ohio's contributions to the history of space flight, life of astronaut Neil Armstrong
Artists Archives of the Western Reserve Cleveland Cuyahoga Northeast Art website, Ohio art gallery and research facility
ArtSpace Lima Lima Allen Northwest Art website, changing exhibits
Asahel Wright House Museum Centerville Montgomery Central Local history website, operated by the Centerville-Washington Township Historical Society
Ashland County Historical Society Museum Ashland Ashland Northeast Multiple website, includes 3 houses with exhibits of decorative arts, natural history and insect collection, household items, local industries, carriages
Ashtabula Maritime Museum Ashtabula Ashtabula Northeast Maritime website, housed in the former residence of the lighthouse keepers and the Coast Guard Chief
Ashton House Museum Carrollton Carroll Northeast Local history website
Athens County Historical Society & Museum Athens Athens Southeast Local history website, settlement of Ohio
Auman Museum of Radio & Television Dover Tuscarawas Northeast Technology website, historic television sets, radios and related memorabilia, open by appointment
Aurora Historical Society Museum Aurora Portage Northeast Local history website
Austintown Log House Austintown Mahoning Northeast Historic house Operated by the Austintown Historical Society
Baker Family Museum Caldwell Noble Southeast Decorative arts website, includes local glass and porcelain, antiques, lamps, grandfather clocks, music boxes and other historical items
Baltic Area Historical Society Museum Baltic Tuscarawas Northeast Local history website
Baltimore Community Museum Baltimore Fairfield Central Local history website
Bear's Mill Greenville Darke Southwest Mill Mid 19th century water-powered grist mill
Beaver Creek State Park Pioneer Village East Liverpool Columbiana Central Open air Ten structures that represent Ohio history from its early pioneer days to the Victorian period including Gaston's Mill
Bedford Historical Society Bedford Cuyahoga Northeast Local history website, exhibits about Ohio history, Bedford Township, Civil War and Western Reserve, 1832 Hezekiah Dunham House reflecting three periods of ownership
Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum Barnesville Belmont Southeast Historic house Late 19th century period Victorian mansion
Benninghofen House Hamilton Butler Southwest Historic house Operated by the Butler County Historical Society, mid-19th-century house reflecting owners through the 20th century
Beta Theta Pi Fraternity Museum Oxford Butler Southwest History History of Beta Theta Pi fraternity[5]
Betts House Cincinnati Hamilton Southwest Historic house Early 19th century brick house, operated by The Colonial Dames of America
Biblewalk Mansfield Richland Central Religious website, wax museum of Biblical figures
Bicycle Museum of America New Bremen Auglaize Northwest Transportation Bicycles and memorabilia
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Columbus Franklin Central Art Cartoons, comic strips and graphic novels, includes the collections of the National Cartoon Museum, part of Ohio State University
Blakeslee Log Cabin Ashtabula Ashtabula Northeast Historic house website, operated by the Ashtabula Historical Society, 1810 log cabin
Bob Evans Homestead Museum Bidwell Gallia Southeast Multiple Historical farm, company museum, open air village
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Dayton Montgomery Southwest Science Children's museum of science, includes Apollo Observatory
Bowling Green State University Fine Art Galleries Bowling Green Wood Northwest Art website, includes Dorothy Uber Bryan, Willard Wankelman and Hiroko Nakamoto Galleries
Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum Bradford Darke Southwest Railroad website
Brookville Railroad Depot Brookville Montgomery Southwest Railroad website, operated by the Brookville Historical Society
Brooklyn Historical Society Museum Brooklyn Cuyahoga Northeast Local history website
Brownella Cottage Galion Crawford Central Historic house Operated by the Galion Historical Society, 1887 house with original furnishings
Buckeye Furnace Milton Township Jackson Southeast Industry website, operated by the Ohio History Connection, reconstructed charcoal-fired iron blast furnace
Buckeye Telephone Museum Marion Marion Southwest Telephone Open by appointment, history of the telephone industry with memorabilia dating back to the 1800s[6][7]
Burchfield Homestead Salem Columbiana Northeast Historic house Boyhood home of artist Charles E. Burchfield, features his art
Butler Institute of American Art Youngstown Mahoning Northeast Art American art
Butts Museum Fowler Trumbull Northeast Local history [8]
Byesville Scenic Railway Byesville Guernsey Central Railroad/Mining Heritage railroad and mining museum display
Caesar's Creek Pioneer Village Waynesville Warren Southwest Open air Located in Caesar Creek State Park, over 15 log cabins and other buildings
Campus Martius Museum Marietta Washington Southeast History Settlement of Ohio, operated by the Ohio History Connection
Canton Classic Car Museum Canton Stark Northeast Automotive website, historic cars and memorabilia
Canton Museum of Art Canton Stark Northeast Art
Carillon Historical Park Dayton Montgomery Southwest Multiple Historic buildings and exhibits concerning the history of technology and the history of Dayton, includes Newcom Tavern
Carl's Gas Station & 50's Memories Bucyrus Crawford Central Agriculture Working garage with 1950s collectibles including Elvis memorabilia and juke boxes, tours by appointment[9]
Carriage Hill MetroPark Historical Farm Dayton Montgomery Southwest Farm website, operated by Five Rivers MetroParks, 19th century period working farm
Carroll County Arts Center Carrollton Carroll Northeast Art website
The Castle Marietta Washington Southeast Historic house Victorian period Gothic Revival style house
Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education Cincinnati Hamilton Southwest History website
Central Insurance Companies Fire Museum Van Wert Van Wert Northwest Firefighting website, open from 1 - 3 PM on the third Friday of each month or by appointment
Central Ohio Fire Museum Columbus Franklin Central Firefighting website, located in restored 1908 Station #16
Century Village Museum Burton Geauga Northeast Open air website, also known as the Geauga County Historical Society & Museum, historic buildings spanning over 100 years
Champaign Aviation Museum Urbana Champaign Central Aerospace website, located at Grimes Field
Champaign County Historical Museum Urbana Champaign Central Local history website
Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument Wilberforce Greene Southwest Biographical Life of Charles Young, the third African American graduate of West Point, the first black U.S. national park superintendent, the first African American military attaché, and the highest ranking black officer in the United States Army until his death in 1922.
Chester Courthouse Long Bottom Meigs Southeast Local history Operated by the Chester-Shade Historical Association, displays of local history
Children's Museum of Cleveland Cleveland Cuyahoga Northeast Children's
Chillicothe Area History Museum Chillicothe Ross Southwest Local history website, operated by the Chillicothe Historical Society
Chilo Lock 34 Park Chilo Clermont Southwest Transportation website, museum and visitor center with exhibits about the history of the Ohio River, canals, locks and dams, located in the former operations building of the old Lock and Dam #34
Chrisholm Historic Farmstead Trenton Butler Southwest Historic house Late 19th-century farmhouse open for special events, also known as Samuel Augspurger Farm
Cincinnati Art Museum Cincinnati Hamilton Southwest Art
Cincinnati History Museum Cincinnati Hamilton Southwest Local history Part of Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, city's history from the first settlers through World War II
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal Cincinnati Hamilton Southwest Multiple Complex 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 Museum Cincinnati Hamilton Southwest Hall of fame - Sports
Clague House Museum Westlake Cuyahoga Northeast Historic house website, operated by the Westlake Historical Society
Clark County Heritage Center Springfield Clark Central Local history Operated by the Clark County Historical Society
Clark Gable Birthplace and Museum Cadiz Harrison Northeast Biographical website, reconstructed birthplace home and childhood life of actor Clark Gable
Cleo Redd Fisher Museum Loudonville Ashland Northeast Local history website, operated by the Mohican Historical Society
Cleveland History Center Cleveland Cuyahoga Northeast Multiple Operated by the Western Reserve Historical Society, history of Northeast Ohio, includes the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel, Bingham-Hanna Mansion, Hay-McKinney Mansion, Crawford Auto Aviation Museum, Chisholm Halle Costume Wing, and Kidzibits Family Hands-On Gallery
Cleveland Hungarian Museum Cleveland Cuyahoga Northeast Ethnic - Hungarian American History of Hungarians in northeast Ohio
Cleveland Museum of Art Cleveland Cuyahoga Northeast Art Collections include Chinese, African, Ancient Greek and Roman art, European art, Textiles & Islamic art, American painting & sculpture, Contemporary art, Medieval art, Decorative art & design, Pre-Columbian and Native North American art, Japanese & Korean art, Indian & Southeast Asian art, and Photography
Cleveland Museum of Natural History Cleveland Cuyahoga Northeast Natural history Animal mounts, skeletons, dinosaurs and fossils, minerals
Cleveland Police Museum Cleveland Cuyahoga Northeast Law enforcement website, located on the first floor of the Cleveland Police Headquarters Building in the Justice Center
Cleveland State University Art Galleries Cleveland Cuyahoga Northeast Art website, located in the Cowell & Hubbard Building
Clifton Mill Clifton Greene Southwest Mill website, 19th-century water-powered grist mill and restaurant, includes adjacent 1940s Gas Station Museum and seasonal Santa Claus Museum
Collectors Decanters & Steins Museum Sugarcreek Tuscarawas Northeast Commodity website, store and museum of decanters[3]
Columbus Museum of Art Columbus Franklin Central Art European and American art and photography
Conneaut Historical Railroad Museum Conneaut Ashtabula Northeast Railroad Located in a historic depot[10]
Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati Hamilton Southwest Art
Cooke-Dorn House Sandusky Erie Northeast Historic house 1950s period house
COSI Columbus Columbus Franklin Central Science Over 300 interactive exhibits
Cowan Pottery Museum Rocky River Cuyahoga Northeast Art - Pottery website, collection of Cowan Pottery, located in the Rocky River Public Library
Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum Cleveland Cuyahoga Northeast Transportation - Automobile / Aviation Operated by the Western Reserve Historical Society
Crawford Museum of Agriculture Bucyrus Crawford Central Agriculture Also known as Crawford Antique Farm Museum, includes farm machinery, tractors and household items from yesteryear, open by appointment[11][12]
Creek Bend Farm Lindsey Sandusky Northwest Farm 1930’s-1950’s era farm park
Custer Monument & Museum New Rumley Harrison Northeast Biographical website, open by appointment and for events, life of General George Custer
Cuyahoga Valley Historical Museum Peninsula Summit Northeast Local history website, branch of the Peninsula Library
Dairy Barn Arts Center Athens Athens Southeast Art Regional and national contemporary art exhibits
Daniel Gebhart Tavern Museum Miamisburg Montgomery Southwest Historic building Restored 1811 log tavern administered by the Miamisburg Historical Society
Daniel McCook House Carrollton Carroll Northeast Historic house Operated by the Carroll County Historical Society and the Ohio History Connection
Daniel Mooney Museum St. Marys Auglaize Northwest Historic house website, operated by the Auglaize County Historical Society
David Nickens Heritage Center Chillicothe Ross Southwest African American website, operated by the First Baptist Church Chillicothe, exhibits about local and national African American culture, open by appointment
David Warther Carvings Museum Sugarcreek Tuscarawas Northeast Commodity website, store and ship carvings museum[3]
Dayton Art Institute Dayton Montgomery Southwest Art Museum and school
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park Dayton Montgomery Southwest Multiple Four sites about the Wright Brothers, local aviation heritage and local history
Dayton International Peace Museum Dayton Montgomery Southwest Peace
Dayton Visual Arts Center Dayton Montgomery Southwest Art Gallery with changing exhibits
Decorative Arts Center of Ohio Lancaster Fairfield Central Art - Decorative arts website, located in the Reese-Peters House
Delhi Historical Society Farmhouse Museum Delhi Township Hamilton Southwest Local history website
Delphos Canal Commission Museum Delphos Allen Northeast Local history website, operated by the Delphos Canal Commission
Delphos Museum Delphos Allen Northeast Local history website
Delphos Museum of Postal History Delphos Allen Northeast Postal website, postal history, stamps, letters, artifacts and the Holocaust
Denison Museum Granville Licking Central Art website, part of Denison University, works in many media from Asia, Europe, and North and Central America
Dennison Railroad Depot Museum Dennison Tuscarawas Northeast Railroad Housed in an 1873 Pennsylvania Railroad depot, also features model train layout
DeWitt Log Homestead Oxford Butler Southwest Historic house Operated by the Oxford Museum Association, early 19th century log homestead
Dickens Victorian Village Cambridge Guernsey Central Living website, seasonal display of over 90 scenes of lifelike figures representing classic scenes from Victorian society
Dr. Bob's Home Akron Summit Northeast Historic house Birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous
Dr. Increase Mathews House Zanesville Muskingum Southeast Historic house The Pioneer and Historical Society of Muskingum County
Dittrick Museum of Medical History Cleveland Cuyahoga Northeast Medical Part of Case Western Reserve University
Doll Museum at the Old Rectory Worthington Franklin Central Toy website, operated by the Worthington Historical Society, 19th and 20th century dolls
Doty Homestead Oxford Butler Southwest Historic house website, operated by the Oxford Museum Association, mid 19th century brick house, located in Hueston Woods State Park
Drake Planetarium and Science Center Norwood Hamilton Southwest Science Located on the fourth floor of Norwood High School
Duke Energy Children's Museum Cincinnati Hamilton Southwest Children's Part of Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, formerly the Cinergy Children's Museum
Dunham Tavern Museum Cleveland Cuyahoga Northeast History Mid 19th century tavern
Early Television Museum Hilliard Franklin Central Technology Early television receiver sets and accessories
East Palestine Historical Society Log House East Palestine Columbiana Northeast Historic house website, 1840 period log home
Edison Birthplace Museum Milan Erie Northeast Historic house Birthplace of inventor Thomas Alva Edison
Elizabeth Township Museum Troy Miami Southwest Local history Operated by the Elizabeth Township Historical Society[1]
Elizabeth's Dollhouse Museum Bolivar Tuscarawas Northeast Toy website, features collection of dollhouses
Ely Chapman Foundation West African Museum Marietta Washington Southeast Cultural website, art and artifacts from Ghana
EnterTrainment Junction West Chester Butler Southwest Railroad website, miniature railroad family center that includes American Railroading Museum, model railroad expo center, children's play area
Erb's Coleman Museum Sugarcreek Tuscarawas Northeast Commodity Features over 3,000 Coleman Company items, including lanterns, gas cooking stoves, ice chests, irons, advertising[13]
Ernie Hall Aviation Museum Warren Trumbull Northeast Aviation website,
Evelyn True Button House McConnelsville Morgan Southeast Historic house website, 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 Lighthouse Fairport Harbor Lake Northeast Maritime Maritime museum and lighthouse
Famous Endings Museum Dover Tuscarawas Northeast Media website, operated by Toland-Herzig Funeral Home, autographs and photos of famous celebrities
Farmers’ Castle Museum Education Center Belpre Washington Southeast Local history Facebook site, information, operated by the Belpre Historical Society
Fawick Art Gallery Berea Cuyahoga Northeast Art website, part of Baldwin Wallace College
Finnish Heritage Museum Fairport Harbor Lake Northeast Ethnic - Finnish American Finnish heritage and culture
Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati Cincinnati Hamilton Southwest Firefighting Located in a former firehouse
Firelands Museum Norwalk Huron Northeast Local history Operated by the Firelands Historical Society
First Ladies National Historic Site Canton Stark Northeast History Includes the historic home of Ida Saxton McKinley and exhibits about the First Ladies
Fitton Center for the Arts Hamilton Butler Southwest Art website, includes several free exhibition galleries
Flint Ridge State Memorial Hopewell Township Licking Central Native American Restored prehistoric quarry pit and museum about the digging and shaping of flint
Follett House Museum Sandusky Erie Northeast Local history website, branch of the Sandusky Library
Fort Ancient Lebanon Warren Southwest Native American Ancient Native American mounds and museum
Fort Firelands Marblehead Ottawa Northeast Fort Recreated fort and Museum of Flint and Stone in an RV park
Fort Hill Earthworks & Nature Preserve Oregonia Highland Northeast Native American Hopewell Culture earthworks and museum, 1,200-acre nature preserve
Fort Laurens Bolivar Tuscarawas Northeast Military Museum and partial recreation of an American Revolutionary War fort
Fort Meigs Perrysburg Wood Northwest Military Reconstructed early 19th-century fort and museum
Fort Recovery Fort Recovery Mercer Northeast Military Museum about the American Revolutionary War fort
Fort Rowdy Museum Covington Miami Southwest Local history Operated by the Covington-Newberry Historical Society, open by appointment and for special events[1][14]
Fort Steuben Steubenville Jefferson Northeast Military Reconstructed 1780s period fort
Fostoria Glass Heritage Gallery Fostoria Seneca Northeast Glass website, glassware produced by the over 10 glass companies in Fostoria from 1887–1920
Fowler Town Hall Museum Fowler Trumbull Northeast Local history [8]
Franklin Museum New Athens Harrison Northeast Local history
Frank Museum of Art Westerville Franklin Central Art Part of Otterbein University, art from Africa, Japan, and New Guinea; the University also includes the Miller and Fisher Galleries[15]
Fredericktown Historical Museum Fredericktown Knox Northeast Local history website, operated by the Fredericktown Historical Society
Frostville Museum North Olmsted Cuyahoga Northeast Open air website, operated by the Olmsted Historical Society, includes 4 houses, a general store, two barns and a church
Fulton County Museum Wauseon Fulton Northwest Local history website, operated by the Fulton County Historical Society
Gahanna Historical Society Museums Gahanna Franklin Northeast Historic house website, includes the John Clark House and the Log House
Garst Museum Greenville Darke Southwest Local history Includes exhibits on Annie Oakley and Lowell Thomas; operated by the Darke County Historical Society
Georgian Museum Lancaster Fairfield Central Historic house website, operated by the Fairfield Heritage Association, 1830s Federal mansion
German Heritage Museum Cincinnati Hamilton Southwest Ethnic - German American Contributions of the German immigrants and their descendants in the Ohio River Valley and America
Glendower Mansion Lebanon Warren Southwest Historic house Operated by the Warren County Historical Society
Gnadenhutten Historical Park and Museum Gnadenhutten Tuscarawas Northeast Open air information
Gorman Heritage Farm Evendale Hamilton Southwest Farm website, heritage farm and outdoor education center
Goshen Historical Society Museum Goshen Clermont Southwest Local history website
Governor Bebb MetroPark & Pioneer Village Okeana Butler Southwest Open air website, historic log cabins, located in Governor Bebb MetroPark
Grant Birthplace Point Pleasant Clermont Southwest Historic house Birthplace of President Ulysses S. Grant, operated by the Ohio History Connection
Grant Boyhood Home Georgetown Brown Southwest Historic house Family home of President Ulysses S. Grant, operated by the Ohio History Connection
Grant Schoolhouse Georgetown Brown Southwest School Early 19th century school of President Ulysses S. Grant, operated by the Ohio History Connection
Granville Historical Society Museum Granville Licking Central Local history website
Great Lakes Science Center Cleveland Cuyahoga Northeast Science
Great Western Schoolhouse St. Clairsville Belmont Central Education Open by appointment, late 19th century schoolhouse
Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society Museum Buckeye Lake Licking Central Local history website, features Buckeye Lake Park memorabilia
Greater Cleveland Aquarium Cleveland Cuyahoga Northeast Natural history
Greater Cincinnati Police Museum Cincinnati Hamilton Southwest Law enforcement website
Greater Cleveland Slow Pitch Softball Hall of Fame and Museum Euclid Cuyahoga Northeast Sports website
Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum Loveland Hamilton Southwest Historic house website
Greene County Ohio Historical Society Museum Xenia Greene Southwest Multiple website, complex includes Galloway Log House, Brantley Carriage House Museum and Victorian Town House
Guernsey County Historical Museum Cambridge Guernsey Northeast Local history Late 19th-century McCracken-McFarland House containing antique furnishings, products and personal items from Guernsey County and its people
Hale Black Cultural Center Columbus Franklin Central African American website, part of Ohio State University, features large collection of Black art
Hale Farm & Village Bath Township Summit Northeast Living Operated by the Western Reserve Historical Society, 1860s village
Hancock Historical Museum Findlay Hancock Northwest Local history Located in the Hull-Flater House
Hardin County Historical Museums Kenton Hardin Northwest Local history website, includes Sullivan-Johnson Museum, and the Hardin Historic Village and Farm, which is open by appointment seasonally
Harding Museum Franklin Warren Southwest Local history website, operated by the Franklin Area Historical Society, also operates the Franklin Post Office
Harmony Hill Historical Museum Williamsburg Clermont Southwest Historic house Operated by the Clermont County Historical Society, open by appointment or events[16]
Harriet Beecher Stowe House Cincinnati Hamilton Southwest Biographical House where author Harriet Beecher Stowe and family lived
Harris Dental Museum Bainbridge Ross Southwest Medical Early 19th century home, medical office, dental office, and dental school
Harrison Coal and Reclamation Historical Park Cadiz Harrison Northeast Mining website, outdoor display of surface mining vehicles and equipment[17]
Harrison County History of Coal Museum Cadiz Harrison Northeast Mining Located on the lower level of the Puskarich Public Library
Hawthorn Hill Oakwood Montgomery Southwest Historic house Early 20th mansion of Wilbur and Orville Wright
Hefner Museum of Natural History Oxford Butler Southwest Natural history website, part of Miami University
Henry Barnhisel House Girard Trumbull Northeast Historic house [ http://www.girardhistoricalsociety.org/ website], operated by the Girard Historical Society[8][18]
Henry Fearing House Museum Marietta Washington Southeast Historic house website, operated by the Washington County Historical Society, Victorian home
Heritage Hall Hamilton Butler Southwest Local history website, includes Robert McCloskey exhibit
Hezekiah Dunham House Bedford Cuyahoga Northeast Historic house website, 1832 Georgian mansion operated by the Bedford Historical Society, furnishings reflect three periods of occupancy: 1840s, 1900 and 1950
Heritage Farm Museum Brunswick Medina Northeast Historic house website, operated by the Brunswick Area Historical Society, 1860s homestead
Heritage Hall Marion Marion Southwest Local history Operated by the Marion County Historical Society
Heritage Museum Columbus Franklin Central History website, history of Kappa Kappa Gamma, located in the Victorian Snowden-Gray House
Heritage Village Museum Sharonville Hamilton Southwest Living 19th century village, includes Kemper Log House
Hickories Museum Elyria Lorain Northeast Historic house website, operated by the Lorain County Historical Society, 1895 mansion interprets the lifestyle of a wealthy Lorain County family in the early 1900s
Hiestand Galleries Oxford Butler Southwest Art website, part of Miami University
Highland House Museum Hillsboro Highland Northeast Local history website, operated by the Highland County Historical Society
Hilliard Ohio Historical Society Museum Hilliard Franklin Central Multiple website, local history museum and open air historical village
Highlands Nature Sanctuary Bainbridge Highland Southwest Natural history Private nature preserve, includes the Appalachian Forest Museum[19]
Historic Costume & Textile Collection Columbus Franklin Central Textile website, part of Ohio State University, permanent and changing exhibits in the Snowden Galleries
Historic Kirtland Village Kirtland Lake Northeast Open air Historic buildings and sites important to the early Latter Day Saint movement
Historic Lyme Village Bellevue Huron Northeast Open air website, includes John Wright Mansion, carriage house, schoolhouse, church, general store, log houses, barns, National Postmark Museum and more
Historical Society of Germantown Museum Germantown Montgomery Southwest Local history Located in a former Carnegie library
Historical Society of Old Brooklyn Museum Cleveland Cuyahoga Northeast Local history website
Hoover Historical Center North Canton Stark Northeast Historic house website, part of Walsh University, history of The Hoover Company and its vacuum cleaners told in period settings
Hopalong Cassidy Museum Cambridge Guernsey Central Biographical website, part of Scott's 10th St. Antique Mall, movie star Hopalong Cassidy memorabilia
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park Chillicothe Ross Southwest Archaeology Ancient Native American mounds and museum
Hower House Akron Summit Northeast Historic house website, part of University of Akron, Victorian mansion
Hubbard House Underground Railroad Museum Ashtabula Ashtabula Northeast Historic house website, 1841 period house with exhibits on the Underground Railroad and American Civil War
Huber Machinery Museum Marion Marion Southwest Agriculture Located on the Marion County Fairgrounds, includes steam and gasoline tractors, threshers and road-building equipment[20]
Huffman Prairie Flying Field Fairborn Greene Southwest Aviation Part of Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, place where the Wright brothers worked to create a dependable, fully controllable airplane and trained themselves to be pilots
Iams Homestead Museum Trotwood Montgomery Southwest Historic house website, operated by the Trotwood-Madison Historical Society
Imagination Station Toledo Lucas Northwest Science Over 300 hands-on science exhibits
Indian Museum of Lake County, Ohio Willoughby Lake Northeast Native American website, features archaeological artifacts from last group of Indians, the Whittlesey people, to live in the area before the arrival of the Europeans
International Women's Air & Space Museum Cleveland Cuyahoga Northeast Aviation History of women in aviation and space, located at Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport
J. E. Reeves Victorian Home & Carriage House Museum Dover Tuscarawas Northeast Historic house Operated by the Dover Historical Society, 17 room Victorian mansion and adjacent museum with carriages and other vehicles
Jack Nicklaus Museum Columbus Franklin Central Biographical website, part of Ohio State University, golf legend Jack Nicklaus
James A. Garfield National Historic Site Mentor Lake Northeast Biographical Home of President James Garfield
Jefferson County Historical Association & Museum Steubenville Jefferson Northeast Local history website
Jefferson Depot Jefferson Ashtabula Northeast Open air website, includes railroad depot, pharmacy, post office, general store and Victorian house[21]
Jennie Munger Gregory Memorial Museum Geneva on the Lake Ashtabula Northeast Local history website, operated by the Ashtabula County Historical Society
John & Annie Glenn Historic Site New Concord Muskingum Northeast Living website, astronaut John Glenn's boyhood home recreated for the Depression and home front during World War II
John Scott Garbry Museum Piqua Miami Southwest Open air 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[22]
John P. Parker House Ripley Brown Southwest Historic house Mid 19th century home that was a stop on the Underground Railroad
John Rankin House Ripley Brown Southwest Historic house Operated by the Ohio History Connection, home to abolitionist John Rankin and stop on the Underground Railroad
John Smart House Medina Medina Northeast Historic house website, operated by the Medina County Historical Society, Victorian house
John Stark Edwards House and Museum Warren Trumbull Northeast Historic house website, operated by the Trumbull County Historical Society, home of John Stark Edwards, depicts the lives of its residents from pioneer days to the late nineteenth century
John’s Sweeper Service Dover Tuscarawas Northeast Commodity website, features collection of historic vacuum cleaners
Johnny Appleseed Educational Center & Museum Urbana Champaign Central Biographical website, part of Urbana University, memorabilia and written information about the life of Johnny Appleseed
Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum Coshocton Coshocton Central Multiple Local history, Native American art and artifacts, American & European decorative arts, changing art exhibits
Johnson's Island Museum Marblehead Ottawa Northeast Civil War History of Johnson's Island, POW camp during the Civil War
Johnston Farm and Indian Agency Piqua Miami Southwest Multiple website, website, includes John Johnston Farm, a museum of local & canal history, and canal rides[1]
Joshua Reed Giddings Law Office Jefferson Ashtabula Northeast Historic house Operated by the Ashtabula County Historical Society, early 19th century law office of abolitionist Joshua Reeds Giddings
Jubilee Museum Columbus Franklin Central Religious website, Catholic art and religious artifacts
Karl Limper Geology Museum Oxford Butler Southwest Geology Part of Miami University, ore minerals and meteorites
Keeper's House Marblehead Ottawa Northeast Historic house website, operated by the Ottawa County Historical Society, home of the first three lighthouse keepers for the oldest lighthouse in continuous operation on the Great Lakes
Kelton House Museum and Garden Columbus Franklin Central Historic house Victorian life, stop on the Underground Railroad
Kennedy Museum of Art Athens Athens Southeast Art website, part of Ohio University, collections include southwest Native American textiles, jewelry and contemporary collection of prints
Kennedy Stone House Cambridge Guernsey Central Historic house Located in Salt Fork State Park
Kent State School of Art Galleries Kent Portage Central Art website, part of Kent State University School of Art, CVA, Downtown, Michener, Eells, and Student galleries
Kent State University Museum Kent Portage Central Multiple website, part of Kent State University, fashion and decorative arts
Kelso House Museum Brimfield Portage Northeast Historic house website, operated by the Brimfield Memorial House Association
Kern-Harrington Museum Plain Township Franklin Central Local history website, operated by the New Albany-Plain Township Historical Society
Killbuck Valley Museum Killbuck Holmes Northeast Natural history website, animal skeletons, archaeological artifacts, geology specimens, local history
Kingwood Center Mansfield Richland Central Historic house Botanical garden and mansion
Kirtland Temple Kirtland Lake Northeast Religious Historic Mormon temple with museum
Knox County Historical Society Museum Mount Vernon Knox Central Local history website
Lake County History Center Painesville Township Lake Northwest Local history website
Lake Erie Islands Historical Society Museum Put-in-Bay Ottawa Northeast Local history website, operated by the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society
Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center Put-in-Bay Ottawa Northeast Natural history website, formerly the Alaskan Wildlife Museum
Lake Erie Nature & Science Center Bay Village Cuyahoga Northeast Nature center website, features live animals, natural history and science exhibits
Lake Metroparks Farmpark Kirtland Lake Northeast Farm Working farm center, family oriented science and cultural center devoted to agriculture, farming, and country life
Lane-Hooven House Hamilton Butler Southwest Historic house Octagon Gothic house
Langsdon Mineral Collection Celina Mercer Northeast Natural history website, rare minerals, located in the Mercer County Library
Laurel Court Cincinnati Hamilton Southwest Historic house Early 20th-century Gilded Age mansion
Learning Center and Money Museum Cleveland Cuyahoga Northeast Numismatic Part of Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
LeFevre Gallery Newark Licking Central Art website, part of Ohio State University, Newark Campus
Lenox Rural Museum Jefferson Ashtabula Northeast Local history Includes general store and gas station, agriculture equipment
Liberty Aviation Museum Port Clinton Ottawa Northwest Aviation Located at the Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport, also military and local history
Lillian E. Jones Museum Jackson Jackson Southeast Local history website
Lisbon Historical Society Museum Lisbon Columbiana Northeast Local history
Little Red Schoolhouse Bowling Green Wood Northwest School website, one room schoolhouse
Lloyd Library and Museum Cincinnati Hamilton Southwest Art Library of medical botany, pharmacy, eclectic medicine, and horticulture with art exhibits from its collections
Logan County History Center Bellefontaine Logan Southwest Multiple website, includes the Logan County Museum, Logan County Transportation Museum, and the Orr Mansion, operated by the Logan County Historical Society[1]
Loghurst Canfield Mahoning Northeast Historic house website, early 19th-century log house, operated by appointment with the Western Reserve Historical Society
Lorain County History Center Elyria Lorain Northeast Local history website, operated by the Lorain County Historical Society in the Horace Starr House
Louis Stokes Museum Cleveland Cuyahoga Northeast Biographical Located at Outhwaite Homes, life of politician Louis Stokes[23]
Loveland Castle & Museum Loveland Hamilton Southwest Historic house Also known as Chateau Laroche, folly of a historical European castle
Lowrie-Beatty Museum Ravenna Portage Northeast Local history website, operated by the Portage County Historical Society
Lucy Hayes Heritage Center Chillicothe Ross Southwest Historic house website, restored home of Lucy Webb Hayes, wife of President Rutherford B. Hayes
Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum Bellevue Huron Northeast Railroad website, railroad cars, equipment, tools, lanterns, uniforms, timetables, torches, buttons, badges, locks, silverware, china and linens and more
Mahler Museum & History Center Berea Cuyahoga Northeast Historic house Operated by the Berea Historical Society in the Buehl House
Malabar Farm State Park Lucas Richland Central Multiple Historic house and farm museum
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage Beachwood Cuyahoga Northeast Ethnic - Jewish
Mansfield Art Center Mansfield Richland Central Art
Mansfield Fire Museum Mansfield Richland Central Firefighting website
Mansfield Memorial Museum Mansfield Richland Central Local history website
MAPS Air Museum Green Summit Northeast Aviation Located at the Akron-Canton Regional Airport
Marblehead Lighthouse Museum Marblehead Ottawa Northeast Maritime Housed in the former residence of the lighthouse keepers in Marblehead Lighthouse State Park
Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics Fort Recovery Mercer Northeast Religious Collection of religious relics and Maria Stein Heritage Museum with pioneer life exhibits
Marietta Soda Fountain & Museum Marietta Washington Southeast Commodity - Coca-Cola Soda fountain, shop and museum of Coca-Cola memorabilia[24]
Marion Union Station Marion Marion Southwest Railroad Restored depot with collection of railroad memorabilia and the AC Tower, which was once the main switching facility for the Erie Railroad, Marion Division[25][26]
Maritime Museum of Sandusky Sandusky Erie Northeast Maritime website
Martin-Perry Homestead Powell Delaware Central Historic house website, operated by the Powell Liberty Historical Society, 1889 house with Victorian furnishings, artifacts and local memorabilia
Massillon Museum Massillon Stark Northeast Local history, art website, exhibits include miniature circus, Native American artifacts, period displays, changing art exhibits
Matamoras Area Historical Society Museum Matamoras Washington Southeast Local history website
Mayfield Township Historical Society Museum Mayfield Township Cuyahoga Northeast Historic house website, housed in the Bennett VanCuren Historical Home
Mazza Museum of International Art from Picture Books Findlay Hancock Northwest Art Part of the University of Findlay, literacy and the art of children's picture books
McDonough Museum of Art Youngstown Mahoning Northeast Art Part of Youngstown State University, contemporary art
McKinley Memorial Library, Museum & Birthplace Home Niles Trumbull Northeast Biographical Memorial, museum and historic house museum of President William McKinley
Melnick Medical Museum Youngstown Mahoning Northeast Science website, part of Youngstown State University, history of medicine (including dentistry, nursing, and pharmacy), especially as it relates to Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley from the 18th century to the present
Mercer County Historical Museum Celina Mercer Northeast Local history [27]
Merry-Go-Round Museum Sandusky Erie Northeast Amusement website
Meigs County Museum Pomeroy Meigs Southeast Local history website, operated by the Meigs County Historical Society
Mentor Safety Village Mentor Lake Northeast Firefighting website, includes Mentor Fire Museum, Children's Safety House
Mercer-Smith Log House Fairborn Greene Southwest Historic house Pioneer log cabin, open for events
Miakonda Museum Toledo Lucas Northwest Scouting website, located at Camp Miakonda, emphasis on Scouting history in the Erie Shores Council and its present and past camps
Miami University Art Museum Oxford Butler Southwest Art Features 5 galleries of changing exhibitions, collections include paintings, sculpture and prints, Leica cameras and a sculpture park
Miami Valley Military History Museum Dayton Montgomery Southwest Military history museum website, sponsored by the American Veterans Heritage Center, located on the grounds of the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Miami Valley Veterans Museum Troy Miami Southwest Military website, supported by local veterans and community organizations, area veterans and military history
Middletown Canal Museum Middletown Butler Southwest Local history website, operated by the Middletown Historical Society
Mid-Ohio Historical Museum Canal Winchester Franklin Central Toy website, also known as Doll and Toy Museum
Milan Historical Museum Milan Erie Northeast Multiple website, six buildings include decorative arts, dolls & toys, tools, carriages, farm equipment, glass, local history, period rooms, 19th century general store
Mill Creek Falls History Center Cleveland Cuyahoga Northeast Local history website, operated by the Slavic Village Historical Society, currently closed
Millersburg Glass Museum Millersburg Holmes Northeast Glass website, local glass, located on the campus of the Holmes County Cultural Center Campus
Minster Museum Minster Auglaize Northeast Local history website, operated by the Minster Historical Society[27]
Monroe Historical Society Museum Monroe Butler Southwest Local history website
Monument Cabin Hamilton Butler Southwest Historic house 1804 log cabin in Monument Park[28]
Moore House Museum Lorain Lorain Northeast Historic house website, operated by the Lorain Historical Society, 1920s period hous
Morgan County Historical Society Museum McConnelsville Morgan Southeast Local history website, operated by the Morgan County Historical Society, also a doll museum
Motorcycle Hall of Fame Pickerington Franklin Central Transportation - Motorcycle Motorcycles, riding gear, memorabilia, important figures
Motts Military Museum Groveport Franklin Central Military website
Museum at the Friends Home Waynesville Warren Southwest Local history website, also known as the Waynesville Area Heritage & Cultural Center
Museum of Ceramics East Liverpool Columbiana Central Art Ceramic wares produced in and around East Liverpool
Museum of Classical Archaeology Columbus Franklin Central Archaeology website, part of Ohio State University, ancient Greek and Roman artifacts, located in Dulles Hall
Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland Cleveland Cuyahoga Northeast Art Contemporary art
Museum of Divine Statues Lakewood Cuyahoga Northeast Religious website, ecclesiastical statues and other sacred artifacts[29][30]
Museum of Natural History & Science Cincinnati Hamilton Southwest Natural history website, part of the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, exhibits include dinosaurs, Egyptian mummies, geology, Neil Armstrong and Apollo 11
Museum of Troy History Troy Miami Southwest Local history [1]
Myers Inn Museum Sunbury Delaware Central Historic house website, operated by the Big Walnut Area Historical Society, early 19th-century inn and house
Myers School of Art Galleries Akron Summit Northeast Art website, part of University of Akron, Emily Davis Gallery and the Projects and Atrium galleries in Folk Hall
NASA Glenn Visitor Center Cleveland Cuyahoga Northeast Aerospace Features exhibits about NASA, space exploration and the solar system, part of the Great Lakes Science Center
Nash House Museum Delaware Delaware Central Historic house website, operated by the Delaware County Historical Society, Victorian period house
National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center Wilberforce Greene Southwest African American Adjacent to Central State University, experiences of African Americans from their African origins to the present
National Aviation Hall of Fame Riverside Montgomery Southwest Hall of fame - Aviation - Military Hosted within the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB
National Barber Museum and Hall of Fame Winchester Adams Central Industry website, barber profession artifacts, open by appointment, formerly the Ed Jeffers Barber Museum, operated by the Canal Winchester Area Historical Society
National Center for Nature Photography Berkey Lucas Northwest Art website, located in Secor Metropark, nature photography
National Ceramic Museum and Heritage Center Roseville Muskingum Southeast Art information, features pottery made in southeastern Ohio
National Construction Equipment Museum Bowling Green Wood Northwest Technology Construction vehicles of all kinds, operated by the Historical Construction Equipment Association
National Heisey Glass Museum Newark Licking Central Glass Operated by the Heisey Collectors of America, Heisey Glass Company glassware
National Imperial Glass Museum Bellaire Belmont Central Glass Glass produced by Imperial Glassware
National Museum of Cambridge Glass Cambridge Guernsey Central Glass website, Cambridge Glass glassware
National Museum of the Great Lakes Toledo Lucas Northwest Maritime Maritime history of the Great Lakes, includes the Col. James M. Schoonmaker freighter museum ship
National Museum of the United States Air Force Riverside Montgomery Southwest Aviation Located at Wright-Patterson AFB outside Dayton
National Packard Museum Warren Trumbull Northeast Automotive website, exhibits on Packard family, Packard Electric Company, Packard Motor Car and local history
National Road/Zane Grey Museum Norwich Muskingum Southeast Multiple website, exhibits on the National Road, author Zane Grey and Ohio art pottery, operated by the Ohio History Connection
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Cincinnati Hamilton Southwest History Stories of freedom’s heroes, from the era of the Underground Railroad to contemporary times
National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting West Chester Butler Southwest Media Located in a former Voice of America facility, exhibits on radio and television
Nature Center at Shaker Lakes Cleveland Cuyahoga Northeast Natural history
New Bremen Historical Museum New Bremen Auglaize Northwest Local history Operated by the New Bremen Historic Association in the mid 19th century William Luelleman House
New Indian Ridge Museum Amherst Lorain Northeast Archaeology
New Knoxville Heritage Center New Knoxville Auglaize Northwest Historic house Operated 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 Museum North Canton Stark Northeast Local history website
Northern Ohio Railway Museum Chippewa Lake Medina Northeast Railroad Streetcars and other railroad equipment
Oak Hill Cottage Museum Mansfield Richland Central Historic house Victorian home, operated by the Richland County Historical Society
Oberlin Heritage Center Oberlin Lorain Northeast Open air Includes Monroe House, the Little Red Schoolhouse, and the Jewett House
OH WOW! Youngstown Mahoning Northeast Science website, hands-on science and technology exhibits for children
Ohio Craft Museum Columbus Franklin Central Art website, operated by Ohio Designer Craftsmen, fine craft
Ohio Glass Museum Lancaster Fairfield Central Glass website, pressed and blown glass objects from Ohio glass manufacturers
Ohio Governor's Mansion Bexley Franklin Central Historic house 1920s mansion and garden, home to the Governor of Ohio since 1957
Ohio History Center Columbus Franklin Central History History of Ohio, operated by the Ohio History Connection
Ohio Judicial Center Visitor Education Center Columbus Franklin Central Legal website, exhibits about the history, role and responsibility of the Ohio court system
Ohio Railway Museum Worthington Franklin Central Railroad
Ohio River Museum Marietta Washington Southeast Maritime Operated by the Ohio History Connection, transportation and natural history of the Ohio River
Ohio State Reformatory Mansfield Richland Central Prison Late 19th century prison in use until 1990
Ohio Statehouse Columbus Franklin Central History
Ohio Tobacco Museum Ripley Brown Southwest Industry website, tobacco farming and production
Ohio Valley River Museum Clarington Monroe Southeast Local History website
Ohio Village Columbus Franklin Central Living museum Mid-19th century village, operated by the Ohio History Connection
Ohio's Small Town Museum Ashville Pickaway Central Local history website, operated by the Ashville Area Heritage Society
Old Brick Museum Orwell Ashtabula Northeast Local history Operated by the Old Brick Historical Society[31]
Old Carnegie Library Museum Pickerington Franklin Central Local history website, operated by the Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society
Old Main Street Museum Newcomerstown Tuscarawas Northeast Local history website, operated by the Newcomerstown Historical Society, replica of an early 1900s village holds twenty-three storefronts
Oldest Stone House Museum Lakewood Cuyahoga Northeast Historic house website, operated by the Lakewood Historical Society, 1834 house
Olin’s Museum of Covered Bridges Ashtabula Ashtabula Northeast Commodity - Covered bridges website, history, photos, art, and artifacts about covered bridges
Oliver Tucker Museum Beverly Washington Southeast Historic house website, operated by the Lower Muskingum Historical Society, 1850s log house
Orange Johnson House Worthington Franklin Central Historic house website, operated by the Worthington Historical Society, 19th century period home
Orton Geological Museum Columbus Franklin Central Geology Part of Ohio State University, located in Orton Hall, includes rocks, minerals and fossils from Ohio and around the world
Our House Tavern Gallipolis Gallia Southeast Historic house website, operated by the Ohio History Connection, 1819 tavern
Ourant's School Deersville Harrison Northeast School 1873 one-room schoolhouse, open for events and programs
Overfield Tavern Museum Troy Miami Southwest Historic site website, furnished in mid-19th century Ohio antiques[1]
Painesville Railroad Museum Painesville Lake Northeast Railroad website, operated by the Western Reserve Railroad Association, open for events
Patterson Homestead Dayton Montgomery Southwest Historic house 19th-century house
Paul Laurence Dunbar House Dayton Montgomery Southwest Biographical Part of Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
Pennsylvania House Museum Springfield Clark Central Historic house Early 19th-century house and tavern, operated by the Lagonda Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Peoples Mortuary Museum Marietta Washington Southeast Automotive website, historic automobiles and hearses
Perkins Stone Mansion Akron Summit Northeast Historic house Mid-19th-century mansion, operated by The Summit County Historical Society of Akron, Ohio
Perry County Historical Society Somerset Perry Southeast Local history website, 1840 house with exhibits on American Civil War, Native Americans, Perry County art pottery
Perry Historical Museum Perry Lake Northeast Local history website, operated by the Perry Historical Society
Philip Moore Jr. Stone House West Portsmouth Scioto Southwest Historic house Early 19th-century house, open on select days
Piatt Castles West Liberty Logan Northwest Historic house Two mid-19th-century chateaux open for tours
Pickwick Building Museum Middletown Butler Southwest Local history website, operated by the Middletown Historical Society
Pike Heritage Museum Waverly Pike Southwest Local history website
Piqua Historical Museum Piqua Miami Southwest Local history [22]
Plain City Historical Society Museum Plain City Madison Central Local history website
Polka Hall of Fame Euclid Cuyahoga Northeast Hall of fame - Dance - Polka History of the Cleveland-style polk
Presidential Museum Williamsfield Ashtabula Northeast History website, exhibits on every U.S. President
Price Hill Historical Society Museum Cincinnati Hamilton Southwest Local history website
Pro Football Hall of Fame Canton Stark Northeast Hall of fame - Sports - Football
Promont House Museum Milford Clermont Southwest Historic house Operated by the Greater Milford Area Historical Society, 3-story Victorian Italianate mansion
Prospect Place Trinway Muskingum Northeast Historic house Mid-19th-century mansion
Putnam County Historical Society Museum Kalida Putnam Northeast Local history website
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park Hamilton Butler Southwest Art website, 265-acre (1.07 km2) sculpture park and outdoor museum
Quaker Heritage Center Wilmington Clinton Southwest Religious website, part of Wilmington College
Quaker Yearly Meeting House Mount Pleasant Jefferson Northeast Religious 1814 meeting house
Quigley Museum Amherst Lorain Northeast Historic house website, operated by the Amherst Historical Society, 1832 house
Radnor Historic Museum Radnor Delaware Central Local history website, operated by the Radnor Heritage Society
Ragersville Historical Society Ragersville Tuscarawas Northeast Local history website, museum and one room schoolhouse
Reinberger Galleries Cleveland Cuyahoga Northeast Art Part of the Cleveland Institute of Art
Reynoldsburg-Truro Historical Society Museum Reynoldsburg Franklin Central Local history website
Richard Ross Museum of Art Delaware Delaware Central Art museum Part of Ohio Wesleyan University
Richland County Museum Lexington Richland Central Local history website, photos
Riffe Gallery Columbus Franklin Central Art website, operated by the Ohio Arts Council, work of Ohio's artists and the collections of the state's museums and galleries, located in the Vern Riffe Center for the Government and the Arts
Ripley Museum Ripley Brown Southwest Local history website, 1850s home featuring 10 rooms with collectibles dating from the late 18th century up to the mid-20th century
River Museum Wellsville Columbiana Northeast Historic house Operated by the Wellsville Historical Society[32]
Robbins Crossing Nelsonville Athens Southeast Living website, operated by Hocking College, 19th century village
Robbins Hunter Museum Granville Licking Central Historic house Greek Revival Avery Downer House with 14 rooms furnished with 18th and 19th century decorative arts
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Cleveland Cuyahoga Northeast Hall of fame - Music - Rock 'n' Roll
Rock Island Railroad Museum Chillicothe Ross Southwest Railroad website, operated by the Chillicothe Historical Society
Rombach Place Museum Wilmington Clinton Southwest Local history Home of General James W. Denver, features Victorian furnishings, local history and art; operated by the Clinton County Historical Society
Roscoe Village Coshocton Coshocton Central Living Restored 19th century canal village, also features the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum
Rose Hill Museum Bay Village Cuyahoga Northeast Historic house website, operated by the Bay Village Historical Society
Ross County Heritage Center Chillicothe Ross Southwest Local history website, 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 Center Sidney Shelby Southwest Local history website, operated by the Shelby County Historical Society[1]
Ross-Gowdy House New Richmond Clermont Southwest Historic house website, operated by the New Richmond Historical Society, 1853 house
Rossville Museum Piqua Miami Southwest African American 1869 house built by former slave, open by appointment[1]
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Fremont Sandusky Northwest Biographical Includes Presidential library, Hayes Museum and Spiegel Grove
Salem Historical Museum Salem Columbiana Northeast Local history website, operated by the Salem Historical Society
Samuel Spitler House Community Museum Brookville Montgomery Southwest Historic house website, operated by the Brookville Historical Society
Sandstone Museum Center Amherst Lorain Northeast Open air website, operated by the Amherst Historical Society
Sandusky County Historical Society Fremont Sandusky Northwest Historic house website
Sauder Village Archbold Fulton Northwest Living website, turn-of-the-20th-century rural village with craftsmen, historic houses, farm and more
Sayler-Swartsel House Eaton Preble Southwest Local history website, operated by the Preble County Historical Society[1]
Schoenbrunn Village New Philadelphia Tuscarawas Northeast Open air website, operated by the Ohio History Connection, reconstructed village with seventeen buildings
Schumacher Gallery Bexley Franklin Central Art Part of Capital University, located on the fourth floor of The Blackmore Library[33]
Scio Historical Museum Scio Harrison Northeast Local history [34]
Sculpture Center Cleveland Cuyahoga Northeast Art website, gallery for sculpture
Sedgwick House Museum Martins Ferry Belmont Southeast Local history website, information, operated by the Martins Ferry Area Historical Society
Serpent Mound Peebles Adams Southwest Archaeology Prehistoric effigy mound. museum and park
Shaker Heights Historical Society Museum Shaker Heights Cuyahoga Northeast Religious website
Shandy Hall Geneva Ashtabula Northeast Historic house Early 19th-century house, operated by appointment with the Western Reserve Historical Society
Sherman House Museum Lancaster Fairfield Central Historic house 19th century home of U.S. senator John Sherman and General William Tecumseh Sherman, operated by the Fairfield Heritage Association
Sherwood-Davidson House Museum Newark Licking Central Historic house website, operated by the Licking County Historical Society
Shrunk Museum Crestline Crawford Central Local history website, operated by the Crestline Historical Association
Snook's Dream Cars Bowling Green Wood Northwest Automotive website, historic cars in recreated settings including a 1940s Texaco gas station, 1930s general store and 1960s race track
Southern Ohio Museum Portsmouth Scioto Southwest Art website, focus on Ohio and regional art, Clarence Holbrook Carter and over 10,000 prehistoric Native American objects
SPACES Gallery Cleveland Cuyahoga Northeast Art website, contemporary art
Spiegel Grove Fremont Sandusky Northwest Historic house Also known as Rutherford B. Hayes Home, part of Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center
Spirit of 76 Museum Wellington Lorain Northeast Local history website, operated by the Southern Lorain County Historical Society
Springboro Museum Center Springboro Warren Southwest Local history information, former stop on the Underground Railroad
Springfield Museum of Art Springfield Clark Central Art website
Spring Hill Massillon Stark Northeast Historic house website, 1820s rural home once a stop on the Underground Railroad
Squire Rich Museum Brecksville Cuyahoga Southeast Local history website, operated by the Brecksville Historical Association, 1840s house
Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens Akron Summit Northeast Historic house Notable country estate with gardens
Steamship William G. Mather Maritime Museum Cleveland Cuyahoga Northeast Museum ship Retired Great Lakes bulk freighter
Stearns Homestead Parma Cuyahoga Northeast Open air website, operated by the Parma Area Historical Society, includes 1855 Stearns House, 1920 Gibbs House, country store and farm
Stein Galleries Fairborn Greene Southwest Art website, part of Wright State University
Stengel True Museum Marion Marion Southwest Local history Victorian period mansion with local history displays[35]
Stone Academy Zanesville Muskingum Southeast Local history Operated by The Pioneer and Historical Society of Muskingum County
Strock Stone House Austintown Mahoning Northeast Historic house Operated by the Austintown Historical Society
Strongsville Historical Village Strongsville Cuyahoga Northeast Open air website, operated by the Strongsville Historical Society, recreated 19th century village
SunWatch Indian Village Dayton Montgomery Southwest Native American Recreated 13th century Native American village
Susie's Museum of Childhood Carrollton Carroll Northeast Toy website, includes dolls, teddy bears and toys, located in Bluebird Farm Park
Sutliff Museum Warren Trumbull Northeast Local history website, Victorian furnished room on the second floor of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library
Taft Museum of Art Cincinnati Hamilton Southwest Art
Ted Lewis Museum Circleville Pickaway Central Biographical website, musician Ted Lewis
Temperance Tavern Newcomerstown Tuscarawas Northeast Local history website, operated by the Newcomerstown Historical Society, 1841 tavern, features dress collection, Woody Hayes and Cy Young memorabilia, military artifacts
Temple Museum of Religious Art Cleveland Cuyahoga Northeast Jewish Three locations
Terhune Art Gallery Perrysburg Wood Northwest Art website, part of Owens Community College
Thurber House Columbus Franklin Central Biographical Museum home of author James Thurber and literary center
Tiffin Glass Museum Tiffin Seneca Central Glass website, features Tiffin Glass Company glassware
Tippecanoe Historical Society Museum Tipp City Miami Southwest Local history [1]
Toledo Firefighters Museum Toledo Lucas Northwest Firefighting website
Toledo Museum of Art Toledo Lucas Northwest Art Features large glass collection, plus extensive collection of European and American painting
Toledo, Lake Erie and Western Railway Museum Grand Rapids Wood Northwest Railway Heritage railroad and museum
Town Hall Museum Bedford Cuyahoga Northeast Local history website, main museum of the Bedford Historical Society
Toy and Doll Museum of Marietta Marietta Washington Southeast Toy Facebook site
Toy and Plastic Brick Museum Bellaire Belmont Central Toy Features Lego projects
Tri-State Warbird Museum Batavia Clermont Southwest Aviation Restored World War II aircraft
Trotwood Depot Museum Trotwood Montgomery Southwest Railroad website, operated by the Trotwood-Madison Historical Society
Troy-Hayner Cultural Center Troy Miami Southwest Art website, changing art exhibits, permanent exhibit about the Hayner Distillery Company
Trumbull Art Gallery Warren Trumbull Northeast Art website
TV Dinner Club Museum Akron Summit Northeast Media website, art & artifacts of mid-20th Century American TV
Twinsburg Historical Society Twinsburg Summit Northeast Local history website
Tyler History Center Youngstown Mahoning Northeast Local history website, operated by the Mahoning Valley Historical Society
Ukrainian Museum-Archives Cleveland Cuyahoga Northeast Ethnic - Ukrainian American
Uhrichsville Clay Museum Uhrichsville Tuscarawas Northeast Decorative art website, folk art created by clay workers in their spare time and other ceramic items
Underground Railroad Museum Flushing Belmont Northeast History website, slavery and the Underground Railroad in Ohio
Union Township Heritage Association West Milton Miami Southwest Local history Located in a Quaker meeting house, includes area Quaker history[1]
Union Township Historical Museum West Milton Miami Southwest Local history [1]
Upton House Warren Trumbull Northeast Historic house 19th-century home of suffragette Harriet Taylor Upton
USS Cod Cleveland Cuyahoga Northeast Museum ship - Military World War II Fleet Submarine
Uniopolis Historical Museum Uniopolis Auglaize Northwest Local history Operated by the Uniopolis Historical Society
Van Wert County Historical Society Van Wert Van Wert Northwest Open air website, includes the Clark Mansion, barn with agriculture exhibits, one room schoolhouse, log house
Verdin Bell and Clock Museum Cincinnati Hamilton Southwest Commodity Antique clocks, bells and bell-ringing equipment
Versailles Area Museum Versailles Darke Southwest History website, operated by the Versailles Area Historical Society, local history
Veterans Memorial Museum Germantown Montgomery Southwest Military website, WWII artifacts, uniforms, medals, photos, weapons
Victorian House Museum Millersburg Holmes Northeast Local history website, Victoriana and Holmes County history
Victorian Perambulator Museum Jefferson Ashtabula Northeast Commodity website, more than 200 antique baby carriages[21]
Ving Tsun Museum Dayton Montgomery Southwest Sports website, history of Ving Tsun kung fu
WACO Aircraft Museum Troy Miami Southwest Aviation website, operated by the WACO Historical Society, focus on Waco Aircraft Company airplanes[1]
Wagnalls Memorial Lithopolis Fairfield Central Art website, features America illustrations and Chinese artifacts
Walton House Museum Centerville Montgomery Southwest Local history website, operated by the Centerville-Washington Township Historical Society
Wapakoneta Museum Wapakoneta Auglaize Northwest Local history Operated by the Auglaize County Historical Society
Ward-Thomas Museum Niles Trumbull Northeast Historic house website, operated by the Niles Historical Society, includes mannequins wearing life-size replicas of the First Ladies’ gowns
Warren County History Center Lebanon Warren Southwest Local history website, more than 30 exhibits on three floor levels, operated by the Warren County Historical Society
Warren G. Harding House Marion Marion Southwest Biographical Operated by the Ohio History Connection, also known as Harding Home and Museum
Warther Carving Museum Dover Tuscarawas Northeast Decorative art website, wood and ivory carvings, particularly steam trains, created by Ernest “Mooney” Warther
War Vet Museum Canfield Mahoning Northeast Military website, also features model railroad
W. C. Moorhead Museum Dover Tuscarawas Northeast Scouting website, located at Camp Tuscazoar, history of Camp Tuscazoar and area scouting
Webb House Museum Newark Licking Central Historic house website, operated by the Licking County Historical Society
Welsh-American Heritage Museum Oak Hill Jackson Southeast Ethnic Area Welsh heritage and culture, operated by the University of Rio Grande, open by appointment
Weltzheimer/Johnson House Oberlin Lorain Northeast Historic house Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
Westcott House Springfield Clark Central Historic house Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
Wexner Center for the Arts Columbus Franklin Central Art Contemporary performing and visual arts center
Wheeling & Lake Erie Depot Bedford Cuyahoga Northeast Railroad website, 1920s passenger station with railroad artifacts and displays, operated by the Bedford Historical Society
Whitehouse Historical Society Museum Whitehouse Lucas Northwest Local history website
Wilderness Trail Museum Fort Loramie Shelby Southwest Local history website, operated by the Fort Loramie Historical Association[1]
Wildwood Manor House Toledo Lucas Northwest Historic house Georgian Colonial mansion, also Oak Grove Schoolhouse
William H. McGuffey House Oxford Butler Southwest Historic house Part of Miami University, also exhibits about William Holmes McGuffey
William Howard Taft National Historic Site Cincinnati Hamilton Southwest Biographical Home of President William Howard Taft
William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum Canton Stark Northeast Multiple Includes 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
William Rainey Harper Log House New Concord Muskingum Northeast Historic house 1834 log house
Windsor Historical Society Museum Windsor Ashtabula Northeast Local history Located in a former Episcopal church[36]
Wolcott House Museum Complex Maumee Lucas Northwest Open air Includes 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 Mill Loudonville Ashland Northeast Mill website, historic grist mill
Wood County Historical Center and Museum Bowling Green Wood Northwest Local history
The Works Newark Licking Central Multiple website, science, glass art and history
Wright B Flyer Hangar Miamisburg Montgomery Southwest Aviation website, replica of the original Wright Brother's Huffman Prairie hangar
Wyandot Popcorn Museum Marion Marion Southwest Food Operated by the Marion County Historical Society, popcorn poppers and peanut roasters
Xenia Station Xenia Greene Southwest Local history
Yoder's Amish Home Millersburg Holmes Northeast Farm website, historic Amish farm
Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor Youngstown Mahoning Northeast Industry History of the steel industry
Youngstown State University Mineral Museum Youngstown Mahoning Northeast Science website, located in Moser Hall, includes fossils, dinosaur eggs, minerals and crystals
Zane Shawnee Caverns Jefferson Township Logan Northwest Native American Cave and Shawnee Woodland Native American Museum
Zanesville Museum of Art Zanesville Muskingum Southeast Art website
Zoar Village Zoar Tuscarawas Northeast Open air website, operated by the Ohio History Connection

Defunct museums[edit]

Regions[edit]

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

  • Central — including Columbus
  • Northeast — including Cleveland
  • Northwest — including Toledo,
  • Southeast
  • Southwest — including Cincinnati & Dayton

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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