Cincinnati, Ohio serves as the home to a wide and eclectic selection of museums that are sure to draw tourists and aspiring homeowners to its streets. Whether you’re in the city on business, for vacation, or on a serious search for Cincinnati houses for sale in preparation for a move, here are some of the great museums that you will be able to experience while in the area.
- American Classical Music Hall of Fame
Founded in 1996 in order to build and sustain enthusiasm for classical music in America, the hall of fame now includes over 100 inductees. While the museum itself has closed down in light of financial hardship, classical music enthusiasts can still enjoy perusing the fall of fame members on the Walk of Fame tour in Washington Park.
- Cincinnati Art Museum
This is one of the oldest museums in America. Located in Eden Park, this expansive museum offers a look at an encyclopedic art collection of over 67,000 items, which span over 6,000 years of human history. In addition to permanent and rotating exhibitions of in-house items, the museum also hosts travelling and temporary exhibitions.
- German Heritage Museum
This museum in West Fork Park is a repository of German and German-American historical artifacts. Serving as a focal point of German-American cultural education, the museum was the first of its kind in the region, and has undergone recent renovations that will heighten its attractiveness and intrigue to attendees.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe House
Author and activist Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote the famous novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and remains a memorable figure in African-American history to this day. The Stowe House is located in the historic Walnut Hills neighborhood. By hosting educational tours, lectures, readings, and other enriching programming, Stowe’s life and legacy remain at the forefront of Cincinnati history.
- Heritage Village Museum
This collection of 13 historic 19th-century buildings is a community re-creation that invites guests to experience what Ohio was like in the 1800s. Self-guided tours are offered year-round. Special events include demonstration of historic crafts and tasks including spinning, weaving, candle-dipping, and more. A great place for history buffs and historical re-enactors.
- Verdin Bell and Clock Museum
Verdin, North America’s oldest bell and clock company, was a world-renowned manufacturer of cast bronze bells-electronic carillons, post clocks, tower clocks, and bell and clock towers since 1842. The company’s headquarters and museum reside in the old St. Paul’s Church of Cincinnati, which Verdin bought and restored.
- Taft Museum of Art
This is one of the finest small art museums in America. Holding National Landmark status for its presence in a historic building, this 200-year-old house holds an extensive collection of European and American art, including famous works by Rembrandt, Goya, Turner, Whistler, and Sargent, among others.
- American Sign Museum
This quirky museum is the largest public museum dedicated to signs in the country, covering more than 100 years of objects housed in over 20,000 square feet of space. Audio tours are available, as are chances to check out workshops in the museum’s permanent neon shop.