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Ohio Museums to Visit on National Museum Day

Ohio Museums to Visit on National Museum Day

Check out these museums during Smithsonian Magazine's annual Museum Day!

Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus

Ohio Museums to Visit on National Museum Day

By Roxy Mazzarella-Reminick

Posted On: Sep 15, 2021

Smithsonian Magazine is hosting annual Museum Day, offering free entry to participating museums on Saturday, September 18. Be sure to print off your Museum Day ticket, which includes admission for two guests. Take a trip and visit one of these 24 participating Ohio museums!

Northwest Ohio 

Delphos Canal Commission Museum is dedicated to the area's history with an emphasis on the Miami and Erie Canal that runs through town.*

Sauder Village in Archbold is the perfect for you to become a part of living history. 

The 51-acre site that Wood County Museum in Bowling Green sits on is made up of several buildings, herb gardens and so much more. 

family of four looking at information wall inside museum at  Historic Fort Steuben in Steubenville Ohio

Northeast Ohio

Old cars, historic mansions, and heritage of the Western Reserve are all on display at the Cleveland History Center.**

Anyone interested in Maritime Art and wood carving should visit David Warther Carvings in Sugarcreek, and take home a knife from the gift shop!

Get to know life on the Ohio frontier when you visit Historic Fort Steuben in Steubenville. 

Beachwood's Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage is for anyone interested in the history of Cleveland, the role diversity plays in America, and the connection of the human experience.

Experience artistic history before you even enter The Massillon Museum. The art and history's current home is a 1931 art deco building.*  

You'll feel presidential when you stop by the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum in Canton. 

The National Museum of Psychology opened in 2018 at The University of Akron and made it on Ohio Magazine's "Best of 2019" list.**

Score a touchdown at Canton's Pro Football Hall of Fame

Head to Fremont this Museum Day for the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.**

Central Ohio

Visit a 1906 mansion-turned-museum in Bellefontaine at Logan County History Center where local history of automotive manufacturing and music is on full display.*

The Ohio Glass Museum in Lancaster offers a fabulous display of all the steps to producing fine glass pieces, from blueprint sketches to the final product.

Columbus's Ohio History Center & Ohio Village shows off the state's unique history and allows you to relive life in the 1800s.**

Preserving Licking County's industrial past was the original vision for The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology. This Newark spot is now an interactive learning center for all ages.**

Truly a vibrant a unique destination, Wexner Center for the Arts near The Ohio State University in Columbus offers art and programming for everyone's interests. 

exterior of dayton art institute building in ohio

Southwest Ohio

Scale-down your museum day with local history in Wilmington at Clinton County History Center where you can immerse yourself in the Quaker history of the area.

Beautifully constructed as an Italian Renaissance–style building, Dayton Art Institute's highlights are the museum's Asian, 17th-century Baroque, 18th- and 19th-century American, and contemporary art collections.

Discover Darke County's significant past and historic personalities at Garst Museum & The National Annie Oakley Center in Greenville. 

Cincinnati's Harriet Beecher Stowe House is a must-see when visiting southern Ohio. 

Discover art of Ohioans at Springfield Museum of Art and be sure to check out the outdoor sculpture trail. 

The SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park in Dayton is dedicated to preserving Native American culture. 

Southeast Ohio

In Athens, the Southeast Ohio History Center showcases the rich history of the region. 

For more museums and historic attractions, check out #OhioFindItHere at Ohio.org


*Free Everyday
**Smithsonian Affiliate Museum 

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