Whether you're craving a summer stroll at the nationally recognized historic Serpent Mound, looking to catch a Muffins versus Diamonds base ball game in Ohio Village, or get a taste of freedom at the most active Underground Railroad “station,” the John Rankin House, our wildly diverse family of historic sites and museums across the state can connect you to stories and storytellers of generations past.


The Ohio History Connection welcomes all to be a part of history in the making. We strive to create a safe, accessible and friendly environment to explore our sites and collections. Our core value of inclusivity challenges us to constantly: seek out and remove barriers to participation, empower underserved audiences and improve how we deliver our services. Click here for more information about accessibility at Ohio History Center and Ohio Village.

About Our Historic Sites and Museums System

Our system of historic sites is uncommon; only a few states in the nation share our approach of linking landmark destinations and we are the largest in the nation. Thanks to the unique partnerships between the Ohio History Connection and the local groups that manage the sites on our behalf, we are making history by preserving history. Like us, these nonprofit groups, local parks and recreation departments, and Travel and Visitors Bureaus are committed to preserving our stories. The Ohio History Connection is proud to work with these local groups to help bring Ohio's varied and fascinating history to life.

Ohio shaped image with the text "Across the state, the Ohio History Connection oversees 50+ historic sites and museums located in 40 counties which include: 33 historic sites, 4 natural history sites, 12 museums, 5,000 acres of land, 9 archaeological sites, 300 buildings built from 1788-2013, 8 canal locks, 4 major bridges and 2 boats.

Please note, the use of drones is prohibited at all Ohio History Connection sites. To inquire about commercial filming permits, contact Neil Thompson, manager of media and public relations, at [email protected]

Learn more about our sites in our latest travel guide!

Over 50+ Historic Sites and Museums Located in 40 Counties


VISIT our Ohio History Center and Ohio Village in Columbus, Ohio


SEARCH Ohio's historic properties and communities listed in the National Register of Historic Places


LOCATE one of more than 1,800 Historical Markers throughout Ohio at remarkableohio.org


DISCOVER a historic site or museum in your community through the Ohio Local History Alliance


PARTICIPATE in one of our Special Attractions!


Upcoming Exhibits & Events

Find a cache near you!

Adena Mansion & Gardens
Worthington Woodland Wonder
Fort Ancient
Moorehead's Monument
Fort Meigs
The British Are Coming!
Johnston Farm & Indian Agency
Treasure of the Upper Miami
National Road & Zane Grey Museum
Drivers of the Purple Sage

Numerous caches exist at these and other Ohio History Connection sites but are owned and managed by Ohio History Connection local managers or private cachers. The official geocaching website, geocaching.com, can assist with maps of caches near you. Happy hunting!