Buffington Island
Custer
Grant Boyhood Home
Stowe House
McCook House
Ohio Village
Rankin House

Civil War Historic Sites & Museums

Buffington Island

Buffington Island commemorates the only significant Civil War battle that took place on Ohio soil.

 

Custer Monument

A bronze statue stands on the site of George Armstrong Custer's birthplace.  Only the foundation of the house remains at this roadside park and picnic area.  Visitors at the exhibit pavilion may read about Custer's life and the spirited qualities of the young soldier whose "Last Stand" has made his name a household word.  Custer, born in 1839, became famous as a daring cavalryman during the Civil War. 

 

Grant Birthplace

The birthplace of Ulysses S. Grant is a restored one-story, three-room cottage, built in 1817.

 

Harriet Beecher Stowe House

The Harriet Beecher Stowe House is an important site in Ohio’s history, particularly concerning its role in the abolitionist movement and Underground Railroad.

 

McCook House

The McCook House was the home of Major Daniel McCook, who with his nine sons and the five sons of his brother Dr. John McCook, became known as the "Fighting McCooks" because of their contribution to the military, especially in the Civil War.


Ohio Village

A re-created mid nineteenth century Ohio town.

 

Rankin House

The Rankin House, located in Ripley, Ohio, was an important stop on the Underground Railroad, which provided safe houses for slaves who were escaping to Canada. 

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