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January 31, 2014
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Frozen in Time
What’s Open
This Winter?

Snow and cold or not, sometimes you just need to get out of the house. Many Ohio Historical Society sites and attractions remain open year ‘round. Here’s a list of what's open this winter, some offering great things to do indoors, others outdoor-only.

These Ohio Historical Society sites are open and welcome visitors during winter 2014. Most are managed for us by local organizations, so hours vary — before traveling, call the numbers below to confirm that those you’d like to visit will be open when you’ll be there.

Indoor Sites
These are mainly-indoor attractions.

Armstrong Air & Space Museum
Wapakoneta, 800.860.0142

Campus Martius Museum
Marietta, 800.860.0145

Fort Meigs Museum
(The Fort Meigs Museum is open year 'round. The adjacent reconstructed War of 1812 fort is closed for the season and reopens in April)
Perrysburg, 800.283.8916

Harriet Beecher Stowe House
Open starting Feb. 1
Cincinnati, 513.751.0651

Hayes Presidential Center
Fremont, 800.998.7737

Museum of Ceramics
East Liverpool, 800.600.7180

National Afro-American Museum
and Cultural Center

Wilberforce, 800.752.2603

Newark Earthworks
Newark, 800.589.8224

Ohio History Center
Columbus, 800.686.6124

Paul Laurence Dunbar House
Dayton, 800.860.0148

Shaker Historical Museum
Shaker Heights, 800.860.6078

Youngstown Historical Center
of Industry and Labor

Youngstown, 800.262.6137


Indoor/Outdoor Sites
These are mainly-outdoor attractions. Museums or visitors centers at these observe fewer winter hours, so may be closed although the site is open.

Buckeye Furnace
near Jackson, 740.384.3537

Cedar Bog Nature Preserve
near Urbana, 800.860.0147

Fort Ancient Earthworks
near Oregonia, 800.283.8904

Fort Hill Earthworks
near Hillsboro, 800.283.8905

Fort Laurens
Bolivar, 800.283.8914

Serpent Mound
near Peebles, 937.365.1935

Zoar Village
Zoar, 800.262.6195

 

Outdoor Sites
These are wholly-outdoor sites.

Big Bottom Memorial
Stockport, 740.559.2411

Buffington Island Battlefield Memorial
Portland, 800.686.1535

Custer Monument
New Rumley, 740.945.6415

Davis Memorial Nature Preserve
near Peebles, 614.265.6453

Fallen Timbers Battlefield Memorial
near Maumee, 800.860.0149

Flint Ridge Ancient Quarries
near Brownsville, 800.283.8707

Fort Amanda
near Wapakoneta, 800.283.8713

Fort Jefferson
Fort Jefferson, 937.547.7370

Harding Memorial
Marion, 800.600.6894

Leo Petroglyphs
near Leo, 800.860.0144

Lockington Locks
Lockington, 800.686.1535

Logan Elm
near Circleville, 800.686.1535

Miamisburg Mound
Miamisburg, 937.866.4532

Seip Mound
near Bainbridge, 800.686.1535

Shrum Mound
Columbus, 800.686.1535

Story Mound
Chillicothe, 800.686.1535

William Henry Harrison Tomb
North Bend, 800.283.8905

Many sites not in this list close for the winter but offer group tours by appointment during winter months. Find more about all 58 Ohio Historical Society sites – including some that are closed until spring -- online at www.ohiohistory.org/places.