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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: 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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Here's your sign!

This is a really neat place that most locals don't even know is here. There is a wide variety of signage from throughout America cared for and displayed in a unique environment... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Greater Cincinnati
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Greater Cincinnati
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is a really neat place that most locals don't even know is here. There is a wide variety of signage from throughout America cared for and displayed in a unique environment. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable, and they boasted a pretty impressive and affordable gift shop. Well worth stopping by.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

If you like old operating signs from the past, this is the place to go. It includes a history of signs.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Well worth the time to take the guided tour. Educational and interesting! Has complete history of signs, but the neon is best.

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Greater Cincinnati
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The sign museum is an excellent venue for learning as well as for just enjoying familiar signs from long ago. Each era of signage is displayed and it is also a very good venue for private parties. Parking is on site and it is only 5 minutes out of downtown just off Spring Grove Ave. It is a clean and... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Some really great signs, sone I remember, some I do not. Kept a smile on my face the whole trip through, but not too sure it was worth the $15 entry fee; we only spent about 20 mins at the most inside. But fun to see.

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USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We were visiting our son in Cincinnati. He had been to the Museum in their previous location - in fact, he had attended a wedding there. We enjoyed our visit and heard about their future plans. The Museum is easy to find and easy to navigate.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Enjoyed my visit to this museum, however, this would not have been the case without the tour. You go and see some signs from around the country and it will not take very long to see it, but with the tour I got an informed guide to explain it all and make it more fun, informative and lively as everyone... More 

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Crystal Lake
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

When I first heard about this place, I assumed it would be a cheesy roadside-attraction-type place. We're all about those, so we definitely wanted to stop. This place was anything but cheesy, though! We had no idea how interesting and educational it would be! The founder (who conducts the tours) is passionate and knowledgable about the signs and their history.... More 

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Covington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

In an unassuming building is the best neon collection you'll ever find! The day we went, the owner gave us the tour; really quite the collection of signs, a lot of them from the Greater Cincinnati area. I was, frankly, amazed at what we saw- two thumbs up!

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The way the old "bulb" signs are set up in streets cape style is terrific then you move through to the vacuum tube / neon sign era. There's a great range of lighted signs and placard style. You can get yourself T-shirt to say you have been there.

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Additional Information about American Sign Museum

Address: 1330 Monmouth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45225
Phone Number: 513-541-6366
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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