Year-Round Upstairs/ Downstairs Guided Tours

Learn about the lifestyles and enjoy the architecture of historic Oberlin through the Oberlin Heritage Center's year-round Upstairs/Downstairs Guided Tours.

The tour is an exploration 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 Oberlin's founding as a Christian Perfectionist colony, women attending college, African American education, abolition and the Underground Railroad, aluminum history, decorative arts, the Progressive Era, student life, and more.

Tours last around 75 minutes and are offered at 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Shorter 30-minute Sneak Peek Tours are also offered from 10:00-3:00, Tuesday-Saturday. Drop-ins are welcome but advance notice is appreciated (440-774-1700). Groups of 8 or more must contact the Museum Education and Tour Coordinator (