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Oberlin Heritage Center

73 1/2 S. Professor Street, Our parking lot is located at 20 West Vine Street, Oberlin, OH 44074
+1 440-774-1700
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What Fun - What a Treat

Of course I may be prejudice being on the board but, There was never a better by which I mean... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
Ed W
Oberlin, Ohio
One Step Closer tour is a fascinating look at women's history at Oberlin

I was in Oberlin this past weekend for my 40th cluster reunion, and am glad that I made the time to... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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The Oberlin Heritage Center is an award-winning small museum and historical society in Oberlin, OH. Visitors can tour the Monroe House (1866), Little Red Schoolhouse (1836), and Jewett House (1884) while hearing stories about Oberlin College, the first co-educational college in the nation, Oberlin's historic efforts to end slavery, and the local discovery that ignited the aluminum industry. Stories are told within historically-furnished buildings and visitors of all ages can write on slate boards, ring the bell, and try walking on stilts at the hands-on Little Red Schoolhouse. Visitors can also hear stories about abolition and the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, and Oberlin's unique history while touring the town on one of several history walks. Visitors wishing to tour the Oberlin Heritage Center must be accompanied by a guide, so please be sure to check our online calendar for tour times. The Oberlin Heritage Center is open year round and our offices are open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Researchers and family historians may also wish to set up an appointment to visit the Resource Center, where we have city records, oral histories, genealogical information, and more.
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73 1/2 S. Professor Street, Our parking lot is located at 20 West Vine Street, Oberlin, OH 44074
+1 440-774-1700
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

Of course I may be prejudice being on the board but, There was never a better by which I mean smart, friendly, informative group of people who are the employees, docents, and volunteers. They are dedicated to give everyone who drops by the best of...More

Thank Ed W
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I was in Oberlin this past weekend for my 40th cluster reunion, and am glad that I made the time to take the "One Step Closer" tour. As an Oberlin graduate, I thought that I already knew a lot about the history of women at...More

Thank nancyolah
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Alexandra our guide was excellent and provided a wonderful tour with great stories. She answered all our questions and found things that she knew we could connect to. We asked some questions about travel to Cleveland and they could not have been more helpful. The...More

Thank Debra M
Reviewed 18 January 2017

One of the best historical museums to be found. OHC also offers various docent led walking tours for those who want to know more of Oberlin's history. It also offers various structured activities for children.

Thank Mary V
Reviewed 11 May 2016

I took a walking tour with someone from the Heritage Center. It was very interesting...Oberlin truly has a past to be proud of as they have regularly pushed the boundaries of societal norms for the good.

Thank 874World
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Whether you have only a couple hours or all day...Oberlin is a really cool town and the Oberlin Heritage Center is a must on your places to stop. I've been here 4 times now and with the different docents you get a different perspective of...More

Thank Cathy S
Reviewed 1 September 2015

When you visit, you will tour 19th century houses, a one-room school house and take tours to learn about the 182 years of history through the stories of ordinary and extraordinary people like you and me. The begins with the establishment of Oberlin College in...More

Thank Ed W
Reviewed 30 July 2015

OHC offers an amazing array of tours, activities and programming, for both adults and children. Restoration projects, Westwood Cemetery preservation and historical promotion, interactive walking tours, excellent online information source ... a true gem!

Thank kreyno
Reviewed 25 July 2015

The Oberlin Heritage Center sits on campus in the center of historic Oberlin, Ohio. OHC owns four buildings: the Monroe House, Jewett House, Little Red School House, and a late 1800's barn. Tours are available through the first three. In each of the tour buildings,...More

Thank TrvlnMan09
Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

It is a very well-done trip back into Oberlin's town and college history especially its role in the underground railroad. One visits 3 buildings, two homes and a one-room school.

Thank 51862Dvh
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