Museums in Hocking Hills

Misty Ridge museum
Old Shoe Factory Antiques Kitchen
Logan Antique Mall pottery
Ruby's Country Cupboard
Appalachian Arts & Crafts

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.

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Columbus Washboard Company (Museum)

(740) 380-3828
The Columbus Washboard Factory, located in downtown Logan, Ohio, is the only remaining washboard manufacturer in the U.S.A. We use many of the original presses and machinery to make our...

Dairy Barn Arts Center

(740) 592-4981
The Dairy Barn Arts Center is one of Southeast Ohio’s premiere art galleries, drawing nearly 15,000 visitors to the region every year. It is The Dairy Barn Arts Center’s mission...

Decorative Arts Center of Ohio

(740) 681-1423
The Decorative Arts Center of Ohio is located in Lancaster, just Southeast of Columbus. It is a not-for-profit museum whose mission is to foster knowledge and appreciation of the decorative...

Hocking County Historical Society & Museum

(740) 974-8931
Experience our historical complex featuring the Native American presence in Hocking County, the Lutz Steam Car, 1881 furnished Victorian home, military display, antique farm implements and the railway telegraph office....

Pencil Sharpener Museum

Stop by the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center and visit one of the more unique museums you will see, the Paul A. Johnson Pencil Sharpener Museum. Reverend Paul Johnson began...

Sherman House & Georgian Museums

(740) 654-9923
The Sherman House Museum and the Georgian Museum will reopen for a new season on Tuesday, April 2. The Sherman House, 137 E. Main St., is the birthplace of Civil...

AHA! A Hands-on Adventure Children’s Museum

(740) 653-1010
AHA! A Hands-on Adventure offers an interactive learning experience for children from six months to eight years old. The sole mission of AHA! is to create a playful and educational...

Ohio Glass Museum and Glass Blowing Studio

(740) 687-0101
Glass Museum tours include the main gallery with changing exhibitions in Sept. and March. Our movie covers the history of glass making in Fairfield Co. and Lancaster, OH. The History...