Year-Round Guided House Tours

Please note at this time, the museum is operating under new policies and tour offerings due to the COVID-19 Health Crisis. Please refer to our Tour Our Building page for information relating to visiting the museum.


The Oberlin Origins tour is an exploration of the 1866 Monroe House that tells the unique, nationally significant story of the community and college in Oberlin from their beginning in 1833. Learn about Oberlin's founding as a Christian Perfectionist colony, women attending college, African American education, abolition and the Underground Railroad, and more.

Tours last around 30 minutes and are offered at 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. 

The Oberlin Origins + Schoolhouse Tours are offered at 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. every Saturday.

Drop-ins for tours are welcome but advance registration is strongly recommended due to limited tour capacity (440-774-1700). 

Groups of 8 or more must contact the Museum Education and Tour Coordinator ([email protected]).