Top 10 Historical Sites to Visit in Ohio

by Alia Baig

  1. National Museum of the US Air Force
    1. This is the oldest and largest military aviation museum in the world and hosts many events throughout the year.
    2. Events Calendar: https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Upcoming/Calendar.aspximage8.png
  2. Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
    1. Located in Chillicothe, Ohio, these burial mounds were constructed by Hopewell people who lived in southern Ohio from 200 BC to AD 500.
    2. https://www.nps.gov/hocu/index.htmimage9.png
  3. Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
    1. This historical site built by a co-founder of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is nearby, has guided tours, and holiday events.
    2. https://www.stanhywet.org/image5.png
  4. Adena Mansion & Gardens
    1. As the former home of Thomas Worthington, one of Ohio’s first senators, Adena Mansion is a must-see historical site.
    2. https://www.adenamansion.com/tickets/image10.png
  5. James A. Garfield National Historic Site
    1. Home to the first presidential library, this historical site has guided tours that focus on President Garfield’s life.
    2. https://www.nps.gov/jaga/index.htmimage6.png
  6. Lanterman’s Mill
    1. Lanterman’s Mill was built in 1845 and is still an operating mill.
    2. https://www.millcreekmetroparks.org/visit/places/mill-creek-park/lantermans-mill/image2.png
  7. John Rankin House
    1. The John Rankin House was one of the most active stops on the underground railroad and helped lead hundreds of slaves to freedom.
    2. https://www.ohiohistory.org/visit/museum-and-site-locator/john-rankin-houseimage1.png
  8. Schoenbrunn Village
    1. This was the first settlement in Ohio and is also home to the first schoolhouse.
    2. https://www.ohiohistory.org/visit/museum-and-site-locator/schoenbrunn-villageimage7.png
  9. Thomas Edison’s Birthplace
    1. Located in Milan, Ohio, Thomas Edison’s birthplace has been turned into a small museum where you can learn even more about the famous inventor.image3.png
  10. Franklin Castle
    1. As one of the most haunted places in Ohio, Franklin Castle is a great place to visit if you are interested in the supernatural.image4.png