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“Interesting Historic Tours”

Oberlin Heritage Center
Ranked #4 of 18 things to do in Oberlin
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Oberlin, Ohio, United States
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“Interesting Historic Tours”
Reviewed 27 August 2012

The setting for OHC is one of Oberlin's oldest homes and one of the rooms has recently been redone in the period style, so the dedication to authenticity is evident right from the start. We were a little pressed for time but our knowledgeable docent managed to present Oberlin's history succinctly and interestingly. The Little Red Schoolhouse is adorable, and we loved the fact that third graders are still invited to come take a class in it once a year. Lots of good history books are available for sale but no pressure whatsoever to buy anything.

Visited June 2012
Thank Janet M
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 13 July 2012

Thumbs up for a well-planned and effective sharing of art and history!

Visited July 2012
Thank Beth M
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