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American Sign Museum

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

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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This was a fun place to check out while in the area. I don't think we would have made a special trip, but if you are looking for something to do it's fun. The signs are cool!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a fun place to check out while in the area. I don't think we would have made a special trip, but if you are looking for something to do it's fun. The signs are cool!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stumbled across this hidden gem while looking to repair a neon light. It reminds you of a Movie set or better yet traveling back in time

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Thank Gregory D
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You will see signs from places from your childhood, long forgotten. It is a wonderland for those who like to trace our history through our comercial activities.

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Thank dlazarus2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The signs are a great look into the past. Some I remember from childhood and some are before my time.

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Thank Sheilah H
Monroe, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with three friends to check this museum out. It isn't very big and it took us a little over an hour to tour it, but it is fun and since we are older (in our 60's and 70's) we had a good time remembering many of the signs we saw and remembering places some of them were located.... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Brings back lots of memories of times past. The signs are fabulous and the history/story behind them is great. Definitely a place to visit.

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Thank Mary Y
Fairborn, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Sign Museum on Feb 11, 2017. We paid $10 admission (senior rate). A self guided or guided tour costs the same. We had the guided tour and I highly recommend the guided tour. The guided tour lasted about 45 minutes. We were informed the museum is a not for profit. I had wanted to visit this museum... More 

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Thank Alanc125
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for an offbeat date idea, this could be it. Doesn't take long to go through, but will definitely bring back memories & provoke conversations.

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South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love anything nostalgic, so this place really appealed to me. BUT.... once I got there, and had the tour.... I learned so much about signs that I had never even considered before. Who knew signs could be so interesting?! They really do tell some of the history of our country. Absolutely eye-opening. The big neon signs are the first... More 

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Thank hcvoyageuse
North Canton, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If your young or just young at heart you'll love this place for the family. Signs both big and small, those from by gone eras on those even a child will know...there all there and more.

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