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Sauder Village Living History Farm & Museum in Archbold

Historic Sites in Ohio Highlight an Interesting Past

With numerous presidents, authors and inventors having called our state home, it’s safe to say there’s plenty of Ohio history to explore.

The many historic sites throughout the state affirm Ohio’s rich and interesting past, shaped by dozens of notable figures and events.

Uncover Ohio’s aviation history at the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park – several sites dedicated to the life and work of aviation pioneers, the Wright Brothers. You’re sure to enjoy smiles and laughter from your little ones while riding on the hand-carved, Ohio-made carousel at Carillon Park – or witness history firsthand by visiting the 1905 Wright Flyer III, the first-ever practical airplane.

Or maybe you’re interested in the mysterious side of Ohio history? Check out the Great Serpent Mound in Adams County, averaging about 1,330 feet in length. The mound is thought to be depicting a serpent about to swallow an egg, but various interpretations exist. And there could be much more to unearth – underneath the mound is thought to be hollow and hold unexplored cave-like structures.

You can also explore a variety of other historical attractions in Ohio including various Civil War museums and monuments, and past homes of presidents.

Uncover secrets of the past and venture with your loved ones to a historical Ohio site.