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American Sign Museum

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Address: 1330 Monmouth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45225
Phone Number: 513-541-6366
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

We are home to a visual history of American Signage from 1870 through...

We are home to a visual history of American Signage from 1870 through 1970. Hand carved wooden signs, gold leaf, electric light bulbs, and neon all grace our walls and tell amazing stories, especially when told by our founder and avid collector Tod. Take a trip down memory lane and visit us in the Camp Washington neighborhood of Cincinnati!

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Signs Galore!

wow- what a collection of signs. neat place to visit. you can see a lot of vintage Americana signs here.. not a big place, but full of signs. fun time

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

wow- what a collection of signs. neat place to visit. you can see a lot of vintage Americana signs here.. not a big place, but full of signs. fun time

Thank jlantern3
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tour through the last century and half of American life illuminated in signage. One of the most unique museums in the Cincinnati area. There is a huge nostalgia factor and informative guided tour.

Thank Chris M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently attended a wedding reception at this museum. What a cool venue for a party! We were able to walk through the various rooms, among the signs while enjoying the reception. This museum is located about 10 minutes outside of downtown so might not be as easy to include in your sightseeing without a car. I am not sure... More 

Thank barbielab
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cool muesum. Wasn't sure what to expect and was pleasantly surprised how nice it was. Not a huge muesum but very well displayed and informative. Lots to look at, took a little over an hour. Looks like they keep adding new (old) things too.

Thank Dan N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not familiar with Cincinnati but we had no trouble finding the museum. We knew when we pulled into the parking lot we were going to love it! Beautiful painted signs outside and some neon ones also. The museum is not huge but it is full of signs from all era's with great information on each sign. My favorite... More 

Thank tina s
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for something unique to do while in Cincinnati and found the American Sign Museum on Trip Advisor. This is a really fantastic museum that will take you back to your childhood. We did not take the guided tour, but found that the cases were full of fascinating artifacts and the signs were even better! This isn't a... More 

Thank Fixyourcar
Littlestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent three hours here on Saturday, October 24, 2015 and loved it. They've done a beautiful job displaying a wonderful collection of signs. The focus is on electrified signs - lightbulb signs, neon signs and plastic signs, but there's a good history of signs to get you started. The displays are brilliantly done. The signage is useful, but not... More 

Thank Marietta64
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take the guided tour! It's the best way to learn how signs have changed through history. The collection includes signs from long ago, before a lot of lighting developments were made. The tour teaches you how neon colors, which originally existed in basic blue and red, were modified to make different colors on a sign...and much more. This place is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even if u are not a speciallist is a nice place to visit, its a little bit far from the city center tho.

Thank diegoMadrid
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

A surprise find and something my husband (who does not like museums) found interesting. A great stop.

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