Ashland County Historical Society

Preserving the History of Ashland County


The Ashland County Historical Society, incorporated in 1951, is located in the heart of the Center Street Historical District of Ashland, Ohio.

About the Ashland County Historical Society

The main campus of the Ashland County Historical Society includes the Manor House, a mid-19 century home, and the Eloise Noonan House which includes: a Veteran's history display (currently undergoing maintenance), the Ashland County Sports Hall of Fame, and our Streetscape of life in early Ashland (late 1800's - early 1900's). At the main campus there is also the Carriage House, which houses a Research Library available for the public to learn about Ashland's history. At the Freer Home (1260 Center Street), guests will see the Thornburg insect collection, the Industry of Ashland exhibit, a rotating Costume exhibit currently featuring pageant gowns from Melanie Miller, Miss Ohio 2006 and Mrs. Ohio America 2011 (through the Ashland Balloon Festival), the rotating Famous Ashlander exhibit currently featuring astronaut Colonel Springer, along with other local historic artifacts and new exhibits.

Our current tour fees are:

One Location: $5 (adult), $3 (child)
Two Locations: $8 (adult), $6 (child)

Guided (by appointment only):
One Location: $10 (adult), $5 (child)
Two Locations: $15 (adult), $8 (child)

*children are ages 12 & under, or students with valid student ID
**Members receive free self-guided tours.
Cash or credit cards are accepted.

If you plan to visit our Museums more than once, you may wish to consider joining the Ashland County Historical Society as a member. You are able to self-tour an unlimited number of times throughout the year, as well as receive exclusive membership Newsletters and benefits! Click the Join tab to purchase a membership online, or fill out a membership form at our offices.

We are open Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., and Saturdays by appointment.
Tours are available 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Walking Tour:
The historical society also self-publishes Walking Tours of the Center Street Historic District as well as Ashland Main Street. The cost is $5 per guide book. This is an inexpensive, outdoor activity that groups can take advantage of on a nice day. Center Street Walking Tour brochures and Main Street Walking Tours may be purchased at our offices.

Click the photos below to discover more of our Ashland County history...





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