House Museums & Open-Air Museums of Ohio Photos

House Museums are historic or architecturally important homes restored to a defined period of time and open for public tours. Open-Air Museums are collections of such houses in a village or neighborhood with the addition of farms, commercial or industrial buildings. A list of all house museums in the state follows the featured museums at the top.

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Hower House Museum, Akron, OH Second Empire tower of Hower House. Akron, OH Stairwell at Hower House. Akron, OH Octagonal room layout at Hower House. Akron, OH
Col. Simon Perkins Stone Mansion & John Brown House, Akron, OH Col. Simon Perkins Stone Mansion. Akron, OH Kitchen at Col. Simon Perkins Stone Mansion. Akron, OH Civil War collection at John Brown House. Akron, OH
Sauder Village, Archbold, OH Log cabin with shutters at Sauder Village. Archbold, OH Morning glory in garden at Sauder Village. Archbold, OH Ringer washing machines at Sauder Village museum. Archbold, OH
Hale Farm & Village, Bath, OH Farm outbuildings at Hale Farm. Cleveland, OH Hallway in Jonathan Goldsmith House with double chair bench, side tables & mirrors at Hale Farm. Cleveland, OH Farm landscape at Hale Farm. Cleveland, OH
Historic Lyme Village, Bellevue, OH John Wright Mansion (1880-2) at Historic Lyme Village Museum. Bellevue, OH Merry school house (1864) at Historic Lyme Village Museum. Bellevue, OH Annie Brown Log Home (1851) at Historic Lyme Village Museum. Bellevue, OH
First Ladies Library & National Historic Site, Canton, OH Upper story with slate covered mansard roof of Ida Saxton McKinley Historic House. Canton, OH Fireplace with portrait of Ida Saxton McKinley in parlor at Ida Saxton McKinley Historic House. Canton, OH Commemorative plate of Mrs. McKinley, Canton, OH at Ida Saxton McKinley Historic House. Canton, OH
President William H. Taft House, Cincinnati, OH President William Howard Taft National Historic Site. Cincinnati, OH William Howard Taft house fireplace tile shows race of tortoise & hare. Cincinnati, OH William Howard Taft house secretary desk. Cincinnati, OH
Stowe House, Cincinnati, OH Stowe House museum home of Harriet Beecher Stowe & her father Lyman Beecher who moved to Cincinnati to serve as a minister & president of Lane Theological Seminary. It was in Cincinnati that Harriet gained the firsthand accounts of slavery that evolved into her book <i>Uncle Tom's Cabin</i>. Cincinnati, OH Desk of Dr. Lyman Beecher at Stowe House. Cincinnati, OH Manuscript page from Harriet Beecher Stowe's <i>Uncle Tom's Cabin</i> at Stowe House museum home. Cincinnati, OH
Bingham-Hanna Mansion in Western Reserve History Museum, Cleveland, OH Bingham-Hanna Mansion now part of Western Reserve History Museum. Cleveland, OH Parlor in Bingham-Hanna Mansion at Western Reserve History Museum. Cleveland, OH Cantilevered staircase in Bingham-Hanna Mansion. Cleveland, OH
Kelton House Museum, Columbus, OH Kelton House Museum & Garden. Columbus, OH Settee with family portraits in library at Kelton House Museum. Columbus, OH Chocolate cup & saucer at Kelton House Museum. Columbus, OH
James Thurber House, Columbus, OH Carpentry work of front porch of The James Thurber House. Columbus, OH Front parlor restored to c1912 of The James Thurber House. Columbus, OH Thurber drawing with dog at stairway at The James Thurber House. Columbus, OH
Oakwood Home of the Wright Brothers, Dayton, OH Hawthorn Hill in Oakwood, Dayton, OH Orville Wright's chair in library at Hawthorn Hill. Dayton, OH Parlor of Wright's Hawthorn Hill. Dayton, OH
Carillon Historical Park, Dayton, OH Newcom Tavern log structure at Carillon Historical Park. Dayton, OH William Morris House (c1815) at Carillon Historical Park. Dayton, OH Newcom House (c1841) at Carillon Historical Park. Dayton, OH
R.B. Hayes Spiegel Grove Mansion, Fremont, OH Iron gate given by the White House with US red, white & blue shield at Hayes Presidential Center. Fremont, OH Hayes Presidential Home 1889 wing. Fremont, OH Parlor of Hayes Presidential Home. Fremont, OH
President James A. Garfield Lawnfield House, Mentor, OH Mixed wings of Garfield home additions. Mentor, OH Fireplace in dining room of James A. Garfield home. Mentor, OH Windmill built by Lucretia Garfield at James A. Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH
Historic Kirtland Village & Temple Gothic side windows of Kirtland Temple. Kirtland, OH John Johnson Inn at Historic Kirtland Village. Kirtland, OH Reconstructed sawmill at Historic Kirtland Village. Kirtland, OH
Edison Birthplace Museum, Milan, OH Edison Birthplace house now a Museum. Milan, OH Portrait of T.A. Edison at age 14 at Edison Birthplace Museum. Milan, OH Edison Standard phonograph with cylinders at Edison Birthplace Museum. Milan, OH
Milan Historical Museum, Milan, OH General Store at Milan Historical Museum. Milan, OH Sleigh cradle in bedroom of Sayles House at Milan Historical Museum. Milan, OH Union Drum from Civil War at Milan Historical Museum. Milan, OH
Sherwood-Davidson House, Newark, OH Sherwood-Davidson House with gardens. Newark, OH Parlor at Sherwood-Davidson House. Newark, OH Mirror with carved shell upper panel in Sherwood-Davidson House. Newark, OH
Oberlin Heritage Center, OH Monroe Home of Civil War General Giles W. Shurtleff, leader of Ohio's first African-American Civil War regiment, & then of abolitionist James Monroe, friend of Frederick Douglass. Oberlin, OH Back Parlor with armchairs & settee in Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH Jewett House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH
Johnston Farm and Indian Agency Museum, Piqua, OH House at Johnston Farm & Indian Agency run by Ohio Historical Society. Piqua, OH Portrait of John Johnston, U.S. Indian Agent for western Ohio who kept Ohio Indians neutral during War of 1812 at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH Brown ceramic vessels at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH
Wildwood Preserve Manor House & Garden, Toledo, OH Wildwood Preserve Manor House gardens by Ellen Biddle Shipman. Toledo, OH Rose display in Wildwood Manor House gardens. Toledo, OH Dining room fireplace at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH
Stone Academy, Zanesville, OH The Stone Academy museum of Pioneer and Historical Society of Muskingum County. Zanesville, OH Parlor of Stone Academy Museum. Zanesville, OH Clear blown glass pitcher attr: Zanesville at Stone Academy Museum. Zanesville, OH
Mathews House, Zanesville, OH Dr. Increase Mathews House museum of Pioneer and Historical Society of Muskingum County. Zanesville, OH Parlor at Mathews House Museum. Zanesville, OH Presidential candidate Arthur Sewall on tile by American Encaustic Tiling Co. at Mathews House Museum. Zanesville, OH

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