Year-Round Guided House Tours & Sneak Peeks
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 Reopening Page for information relating to visiting the museum.
The Oberlin Heritage Center offers year round tours of its three beautifully preserved buildings.
Visitors learn about the lifestyles and enjoy the architecture of historic Oberlin through the Upstairs/Downstairs Guided Tours. OHC also offers a 30-minute Sneak Peek Tour. While this tour is shorter in time - it is not short on stories or content.
The Upstairs/Downstairs Guided House Tour is an exploration of 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. every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
The 30-minute Sneak Peek Tours are offered between 10:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m., Tuesday - Saturday. On this tour you will visit the first floor of the 1866 Monroe House and hear about the events and individuals that shaped Oberlin’s first one hundred years. Topics include Oberlin's beginnings as a Christian utopia, coeducation, and abolition.
Drop-ins for both tours are welcome but advance notice is appreciated (440-774-1700).
Groups of 8 or more must contact the Museum Education and Tour Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).