Nearby Lorain Historical Attractions

Amherst Heritage House

Heritage House Society is an organization whose goal is to preserve and educate about how life was lived from 1870-2000 by a middle class family in Amherst. To achieve this goal we will sponsor programs on specific areas of preservation and conduction tours of the house.
Open House's are held in the summer.
439 Shupe Ave.
Amherst, Ohio 44001


Amherst Historical Society & Museum

The Amherst Historical Society's mission is to promote and educate the general public of the history of the City of Amherst, South Amherst, Amherst Township, Whiskeyville, Henrietta, Brownhelm, and pertinent surrounding area; to promote the history of the above area's sandstone industries and its importance to Northeastern Ohio history; to preserve locally produced sandstone architecture and other historically significant structures.
113 South Lake Street
Amherst, Ohio 44001


Avon Historical Society

The Avon Historical Society was formed in 1964 and now meets in the beautifully restored Old Town Hall of 1871.
The Avon Historical Society meets on the first Wednesday of each month. except during the summer, at 7 pm at the Old Town Hall of 1871, corner of Detroit Road and Stoney Ridge Road.

2940 Stoney Ridge Road
Avon, Ohio 44011


Black River Historical Society

The Black River Historical Society is an all-volunteer organization. They were formed in 1981 to preserve the history of the City of Lorain. The Society collects artifacts on the history of Lorain, has numerous paper files on events and people in Lorain and has a collection of over 13,000 historical photographs. Open Mon - Fri 10 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. Sundays 1 4:30 p.m.
309 West 5th Street
Lorain, Ohio 44052


Friends of Harbour Town 1837
The Friends of Harbour Town 1837 is a non-profit organization, which has been preserving and promoting the heritage of downtown Vermilion since the late 1960’s and was fashioned to unite those interested in the revitalization, preservation, restoration and improvement of an area in the City of Vermilion designated as Historic Harbour Town 1837.

Vermilion, Ohio

Call 440-967-4262 for more information.


Inland Seas Maritime Museum

The Museum is open Monday - Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: Adults $6.00, Youth $5.00 (under 16), Under 6 - free, Senior $5.00 (65 & over), and Family admission for $14 (Adults and all children in immediate family). AAA and group discounts available.
480 Main Street
Vermilion, Ohio 44089

440-967-3467 or 800-893-1485

Lorain County Historical Society and Museum

Visit the Hickories Museum Tuesday through Friday, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Saturday, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Other times by appointment. Office Hours Tuesday through Friday.  Admission: Adults $5, Ages 13-18: $3, Ages 6-12: $2, Children under six and LCHS Members FREE
509 Washington Ave.
Elyria, Ohio 44035


Oberlin Heritage Center

Enjoy the lifestyles and architecture of historic Oberlin in a guided tour of three beautifully preserved buildings
that tell the unique, nationally significant story of the community and college in Oberlin from their beginning in 1833 until the 1930s. Learn about abolition and the Underground Railroad and much more.
73 1/2 South Professor Street
Oberlin, Ohio 44074


Spirit of 76 Museum
Come see the celebrated history of painter Archibald Willard, artist of the famous "Spirit of '76." This painting is considered by many to be the nation's most inspirational painting of all-time.. In addition to the many paintings by Willard, the museum contains Revolutionary and Civil War artifacts.  

Open April 1 - October 31

Summer Hours: 

Tuesday through Thursday, 9 AM to 12 PM

Saturday & Sunday, 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
201 North Main Street
Wellington, Ohio


North American Black History Museum

277 King Street
Amherstburg, Ontario Canada
N9V 2C7

Toll Free: 1-800-713-6336

Canadian Black History and the Black history of the United States of America are actually inseparable. In reality, the Black history of North America must be understood in order to appreciate the true importance of Black history.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial of Lorain County

A non-profit organization whose sole mission is to build a Memorial to honor the 98 men from Lorain County who died in Vietnam. To assure that what these brave young men and their families sacrificed for our country will always be remembered.
PO BOX 258
Lorain, Ohio 44052


Friends of Oberlin Underground Railroad

The Oberlin Underground Railroad Center has been a cherished vision for many years, and it will still be some time before we can invite you into it.  Various individuals and groups in Oberlin have long wished to build an institution to recognize, memorialize, commemorate,  celebrate, and educate concerning the historic role of this particular community’s involvement in the activities. 
P.O. Box 426
Oberlin, Ohio 44074

Call Oberlin City Hall for more information 440-775-7217

Monteith Hall - Elyria Woman's Club

Monteith Hall is operated by the Elyria Woman's Club.  This is the former home of the Rev. John Monteith, an ardent abolitionist, who turned his home into a station on the famed Underground Railroad.  Guided tours available.
218 East Ave.
Elyria, Ohio 44035