Bus Tours of Oberlin
Bus tours must be reserved at least three weeks in advance. Tours may be limited in size and must be arranged accordingly with the Museum Education & Tour Coordinator in advance.
Masks are not required for visitors as of 1/1/2023. Visitors who have COVID-19 concerns are invited to contact us about private tour options as well as request that the docent wear a mask during tours.
Please be advised that some docents will be wearing masks, which may negatively impact visitors with hearing impairment. If you or a member of your group has a hearing impairment, please let us know so we can try to make appropriate accommodations. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause.
If you have any questions or concerns about our history walk operations, or would like to make a reservation, please call 440-774-1700 or email the Museum Education and Tour Manager.
Bus Tour Logistics
Looking to bring a large group to Oberlin? A bus tour of historic Oberlin may just be what you are looking for. Our bus tours are guided by a knowledgeable step-on docent and allow visitors to see the monuments, parks, and architecture of Oberlin with convenience and flexibility. Tell us your needs and interests and we will tailor the tour. If you have questions or want to schedule a bus tour, please call the Museum Education and Tour Manager, at (440) 774-1700 or email [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you!
- Schedule your bus tour between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Please make your reservation at least three weeks in advance to guarantee the date and time you prefer.
- Each bus with a step-on guide is $100.
- A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required to secure your reservation.
- Please note that OHC cannot provide a bus or motorcoach – we only provide the guide who will "step-on" to your bus or motorcoach. All transportation must be arranged and secured by the group independently from OHC.
- We recommend allowing 45-60 minutes for bus tours.
- Bus tours may include stops at specified sites where visitors can disembark, walk around, and visit the interior of historic buildings.
- Upon request, we can provide information on local dining, shopping, and attractions
This tour is ideal for those new to Oberlin or who would like to see as much of the town as possible in a single visit. Learn about the earliest residents of Oberlin, hear fascinating stories of the triumphs and scandals around town, and discover diverse monuments and architecture, including the landmarks around Tappan Square.
“Oberlin is perhaps the most important station along the whole line of the Underground Railway. It has rendered the most important services to Freedom. It is second only to Canada as an asylum for the hunted fugitive.” Based off of our popular history walk, this tour will feature stories about Oberlin’s most famous freedom seekers and people known to have helped them make their way to freedom.