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Explore one of America's largest networks of historic sites and museums.

From ancient to modern history, experience Ohio's past one historic site or museum at a time.

Use our site locator to plan your trip and find hours of operation, driving directions, exhibits and amenities.

Our historic sites and museums at a glance:

  • 57 historic sites and museums located in 40 counties
  • 33 historic sites
  • 300 buildings built between 1788 and 2013
  • 11 museums
  • 10 archaeology sites
  • 7 canal locks
  • 4 natural history sites
  • 4 bridges
  • 2 boats

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About Our Historic Sites and Museums System

Since 1885 we have strove to make Ohio's important places available to all Ohioans and guests to Ohio. Our system of historic sites is uncommon; only a few other states in the nation share our approach of linking historic destinations together. Our ability to offer a broad experience to Ohio history is due to the unique partnerships between the Ohio History Connection and the local groups that manage the sites on behalf of the organization. These nonprofit groups, local parks and recreation departments and Travel and Visitors Bureaus are committed to preserving the stories of our communities. The Ohio History Connection is proud to work with these local groups to help bring to life the varied and fascinating history of Ohio.