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.
Museum & Gift Shop Hours
DAILY HOURS STARTING JANUARY 4, 2021:
STARTING IN 2023:
Closed to the public from December 24th 2022 – January 31st 2023. Reopening for tours on February 1st, 2023.
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.
*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
The Museum is handicap accessible with an elevator, handicap restrooms, and ample parking in the visitor lot as well as behind the museum (south side). The south elevator entrance is also behind the museum.
ARTICLE: Wood County Historical Museum Fully Accessible to the Public, BG Independent Media, January 2017
Limited wheelchairs available courtesy of Bowling Green Manor/Bowling Green Care Center.
Pictured: 2017 Elevator Ribbon Cutting. Photo courtesy of Hal Brown.
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)
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