Wood County Historical Center & Museum

DIRECTIONS

  • The Museum is easy to find:
    Take I-75 to exit 179, go EAST on Rt. 6 about a quarter mile, then turn RIGHT onto County Home Road. Museum will be on your left.

    In Town: Take Main Street (south) to Rt. 6 (east/left), then turn RIGHT onto County Home Road. Museum will be on your left.

    From BGSU: Take Wooster Street (east) towards Meijer, turn RIGHT onto Dunbridge Road (which becomes County Home Rd), cross Rt. 6. Museum will be on your left.


  • COVID-19 UPDATE: In consideration of the health of our visitors, volunteers, staff, and the community at large, the Wood County Museum will remain closed to the public until further notice. [DETAILS]

MUSEUM & GIFT SHOP HOURS

  • Once we can re-open:
    Regular Museum and Gift Shop hours are Monday - Friday 10 AM to 4 PM and weekends 1-4 PM. Museum tours are self-guided.
  • The museum will close December 12, 2020 - January 3, 2021, except for special events.
  • JANUARY 2021:
    The Museum and Gift Shop hours are weekdays only: Monday - Friday 10 AM to 4 PM.
  • County Holidays:
    The Museum and Gift Shop are closed on County Holidays
  • The grounds are a public park and are open daily 8 AM until 30 minutes past sunset.

ADMISSION

  • Individual (age 13-64) - $7
  • Senior (65+), Student w/ valid ID, Veteran, or Active-duty Military - $6
  • Youth (age 6-12) - $3
  • Youth (age 5 & under) & WCHS Members - FREE
  • Group tours (20 people or more) - $5 (bus driver free) *please call ahead
  • School/Educational Tours - $2/student, $5/adult (bus driver free) *please call ahead
  • *Please call ahead for large groups, school tours, or special needs. The museum is handicap accessible. Limited wheelchairs available courtesy of Bowling Green Manor/Bowling Green Care Center

    *Free admission during special events and promotions such as Demonstration Days or First Fridays.

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE FACILITIES

GROUP TOURS

  • While we do accept walk-ins for self-guided tours, please call ahead for large groups, school tours, or special needs.
  • Group tours (20 people or more) - $5 (bus driver free)
  • School/Educational Tours - $2/student, $5/adult (bus driver free)

YOUR EXPERIENCE

  • Self-guided tour of the original Wood County Poor Farm (Infirmary) including the Paupers' Cemetery, Lunatic Asylum, Pestilence House, and Ice House
    More about the Grounds & Outbuildings
  • Many events and activities throughout the year
  • Revolving exhibits to inspire discussion about today's connection with the past.
  • Visit the County Home Gift Shop for cool historical books, local art and foods, and great gift items. WCHS Members get 10% off gift shop purchases (excluding sale and consignment). Monthly specials and frequent buyer cards available.
  • Ample indoor and outdoor meeting spaces available to rent for a wedding, shower, party, or business meeting
  • Beautiful grounds for photographers and class project settings. Tag us on FaceBook #woodcountymuseum