Digital Tablet Tours of Oberlin

You can move at your own pace with our brand new “Picture the Past” and "Freedom's Friends" tablet tours of historic Oberlin. Borrow an iPad at the Monroe House between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and do these tours yourself! Stop in, email ( or call ahead (440-774-1700) to rent a tablet. $5/hour or $20/day; 20% discount for OHC members. 


Freedom's Friends

This tour is a self-guided version of the popular Freedom's Friends History Walk. The tour guides you to local landmarks connected to Oberlin's abolitionist history. Explore at your own pace while reading stories of sacrifice and freedom and seeing images of past people and places. This digital tour also includes some newly uncovered stories not included in the guided tour! 


Picture the Past

This tour covers a one block radius extending from the corner of Main and College Streets and is filled with fun facts, historic photographs, and more!  Not sure if it’s something you’ll like? Stop by and see what it’s all about!




These tours were made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.