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.


Oberlin Origins + Little Red Schoolhouse Tour

Thursday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

This guided tour is an exploration of the 1866 Monroe House and 1836 Little Red Schoolhouse 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 45 minutes and are offered at 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. every Thursday and Saturday. 

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]).


Oberlin Origins Self-Guided Tours

Anytime during open hours Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (last entry at 2:30 p.m.)

Are you unable to attend a guided tour? Then drop by during our open hours for a self-guided experience of the popular Oberlin Origins tourVisitors are provided with a tablet that will take them through the first floor of the 1866 Monroe House.

No registration required; walk-ins welcome.