Explore history. Learn about ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Take in a talk, or go on a walk. Experience historic buildings and artifacts that tell our town's stories. Connect your kids to the past. Show your friends something they've never seen before. Create memories with your family. Discover downtown.
Oberlin is a great place to visit! Sometimes known as the "most cosmopolitan small town in America," Oberlin offers small-town feel combined with a variety of events that one would expect to find only in a much larger city. With a permanent population of about 5,000, Oberlin has two nationally-accredited museums, the Oberlin Heritage Center and the Allen Memorial Art Museum.
Visit the Oberlin Heritage Center
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Tour with the Oberlin Heritage Center to learn about Oberlin’s rich history, including its important role in the Underground Railroad, educational integration, women's education, the temperance and missionary movements, and scientific invention.
Explore other places in Oberlin
Enjoy Oberlin’s wealth of cultural and natural attractions, unique stores, locally-owned restaurants and comfortable accommodations. During any given weekend, visitors can also enjoy indoor or outdoor concerts, theatrical productions, scholarly presentations, and exhibits--many of which have free admission.
We hope you'll decide to visit Oberlin soon! If you have further questions, feel free to contact us – we want your visit to Oberlin to be memorable and enjoyable!