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American Sign Museum

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Address: 1330 Monmouth St, Cincinnati, OH 45225-1344
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+1 513-541-6366
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

We are home to a visual history of American Signage from 1870 through 1970....

We are home to a visual history of American Signage from 1870 through 1970. Hand carved wooden signs, gold leaf, electric light bulbs, and neon all grace our walls and tell amazing stories, especially when told by our founder and avid collector Tod. Take a trip down memory lane and visit us in the Camp Washington neighborhood of Cincinnati!

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Fun Stop in Cincinnat

The museum is small but so worth the visit. A very informative blast from the past. The outside of the building and grounds are decorated with old signage. The museum is in the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Oakwood, Illinois
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Oakwood, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum is small but so worth the visit. A very informative blast from the past. The outside of the building and grounds are decorated with old signage. The museum is in the building of a converted factory in a historic area of Cincinnati. Visitors can stroll thru by themselves or take a guided tour. The exhibits are beautifully displayed... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I loved being surrounded by all the bright lights of yester-year. This is a good activity to explore if you have some additional time on your hands while in the area. I'd suggest exploring first on your own so you can take pictures then go on the guided tour (offered at 11 and 2) and learn the history of the... More 

Thank Lisa S
Gulfport, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a fun stop for our tour group! We enjoyed seeing old neon signs from years ago. It brought back fond memories to a lot in our group. The museum displays were enjoyable and the set up was easy to maneuver around for those on walkers. You could go through the entire museum in 30 minutes. Restroom facilities were... More 

Thank JRAP2013
Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I never thought a museum of signs would be that interesting but I was wrong. We walked through on our own and found it very interesting. We then went on the guided tour and found it very educational. The history of signs and the evolution of neon lights was fascinating. I learned lots of tidbits that I would have never... More 

Thank hc40502
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here as a "must do" while in Cincinnati - glad we did. We stopped as leaving the city on our way to Louisville. The museum whilst easy to find with the GPS,it is remote on an industrial estate. Whilst the museum was not as big as we had expected it was still a great place to visit. Loads... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see when you're in the area. We came out from California. The Sign Museum was fun and interesting. I am so glad we found it! They have done an amazing job in preserving the history. The museum is fascinating. There is something there for everyone.

Thank Laurie W
Greensboro, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very interesting look into the past! Anyone of a certain age will be transported back to earlier decades and filled with memories. The use of color and the originality of the signs' designers make quite an impression. The neon displays were stunning! We were sorry that there was not a tour scheduled while we were there, but... More 

Thank Daffodil7404
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 17-year old son (who normally does not like museums) enjoyed it, and he bought a t-shirt. I guess that is saying something. The museum was engaging, informative, and I learned about the history of signs, of all kinds. The museum has some really large signs, in neon, a multitude of colors, and many different materials. The tickets were $15... More 

Thank MichaelTheWanderer
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On outskirts of downtown. Interesting collection of old neon, light bulb-lit signs and advertising signs. Took a tour with guide, which gave a better appreciation of the pieces. Admission price a little steep, especially if a family wants to visit. Shouldn't really take more than an hour to visit.

Thank Neil D
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

you might think, how interesting could a sign museum be? Go here and you will not only be amazed at the collection but you will be educated on the many changes and innovations that have gone into signs over many years. Great history and a guided tour will give you lots of unknown facts about signs that have made their... More 

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