Museums and Art

Museums

Stroll through history. Immerse yourself in the works of local artisans. Discover your inner artist.

The Hocking Hills region has a rich history connecting the area to the Civil War, coal mining, moonshining and World War II. The Fairfield Heritage Association Museums include the birthplace of the Civil War legend, General William Tecumseh Sherman. The Hocking Hills Historical Society & Museum Complex in Historic Downtown Logan also celebrates the region's heritage with an exhibit honoring WWII veterans and the WWII transport ship, the USS Hocking.

Before the Second World War, company towns sprang up throughout the Hocking Hills region during the coal boom. These little cities of black diamonds were home to miners and their families from around 1850 to 1925. Nelsonville's Historic Arts Square stands in homage to the era with the restored Stuart's Opera House. New Straitsville's Robinson's Cave served as the unofficial birthplace of the United Mine Workers Union. And every year the town's fame as the Moonshine Capital of the World is celebrated over Memorial Day weekend with the Moonshine Festival.

Art

Miners were drawn to the region for the natural resources, while artists and craftsmen are now drawn to the beauty of the Hocking Hills for inspiration, with studios and galleries peppered throughout the hills. An Arts & Ag Map is available at the Hocking Hills Welcome Center to direct you to these treasures on and off the beaten path.


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AHA! A Hands-on Adventure Children’s Museum

Address: 315 South Broad Street, Lancaster, OH 43130
Phone: 740-653-1010

Bowen House (The)

Address: 196 N. Market St., Logan, OH 43138
Phone: 740-385-0344
Phone 2: 866-380-2253

Clay Center of Ohio

Address: 7327 Ceramic Rd. NE, Roseville, OH 43777
Phone: 740-697-7021

Columbus Washboard Company (Museum)

Address: 14 Gallagher Ave., Logan, 43138
Phone: 740-380-3828

Dairy Barn Arts Center

Address: 8000 Dairy Lane, Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740-592-4981
Phone 2: 740-592-4981

Decorative Arts Center of Ohio

Address: 145 E. Main St., Lancaster, 43130
Phone: 740-681-1423

Fairfield Heritage Assoc: Sherman House & Georgian museums

Address: 105 E Wheeling ST, Lancaster, OH 43130
Phone: 740-654-9923
Phone 2: 740-654-9121

Hocking County Historical Society & Museum

Address: 64 N. Culver St., Logan, OH 43138
Phone: 740-385-6026

Hocking Valley Scenic Railway

Address: 33 W. Canal St., Nelsonville, 45764
Phone: 740-249-1452

Ohio Glass Museum

Address: 124-126 W. Main St., Lancaster, OH 43130
Phone: 740-687-0101

Pencil Sharpener Museum

Address: 13178 State Route 664 South, Hocking Hills Welcome Center, Logan, Oh 43138
Phone: 740-385-9706
Phone 2: 1-800-462-5464

Suzannah Gallery & Taproom

Address: 147 W. Main St., Lancaster, OH 43130
Phone: 740-422-8644
Phone 2: 740-438-0347

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