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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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A very different museum

Who knew signs could be so interesting and fun. Bring the kids..it's a fun experience..take the tour..our guide was AMAZING.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2014
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westchester county, ny
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westchester county, ny
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121 reviews 121 reviews
28 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Who knew signs could be so interesting and fun. Bring the kids..it's a fun experience..take the tour..our guide was AMAZING.

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Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I like both history and nostalgia. And from reading other reviews of this museum, I expected I would really enjoy it. Its collection of older signs was fascinating but small. It concentrates on the neon and plastic signs like older McDonald's and gas station signs, which have been restored to perfect condition but are still rather common. The museum houses... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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78 reviews 78 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We returned with a group from our church and the visit was much better with a tour. We had the founder and he was a fount of knowledge which really added to the history of the signs. We were able to pre-order a boxed lunch and so made a very nice outing.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Stopped here on a trip to Cincinnati. The neighborhood is sort of run down was skeptical but nice place. Sort of expensive for but nice walk down memory lane.

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Wooster, Ohio
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84 reviews 84 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

It you are in Cincinnati or passing through do yourself a favor and visit this gem. One of the best tours and most fun remembering the good old days I have ever had. Took my 20 year old son and he enjoyed it as well.

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Tellico Plains, Tennessee
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This is one of the hidden gems of Cincinnati. You will want to check the website for times because you are guaranteed to learn about the history and direction that signage has developed. Make sure that you go for the tour as you can learn much more than the American Picker's know. Todd is the best guide and you will... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Be sure to check their website for the times of the guided tours before you go. The guided tour takes about an hour, or you can walk through on your own and read the information posted throughout the museum. Take the tour! I never dreamt that learning about the history of sign making would be interesting, but I was wrong.... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We took the guided tour which was really interesting giving great insight into the history of sign making and the signs displayed in the museum. There was also a neon sign making company on site so we could see this firsthand. Really worth a visit.

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West Chester, Ohio
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85 reviews 85 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

I did not know what to expect, but thought it would be neat to see some old signs. In fact it turned out better than we expected. By chance we arrived just before the guided tour. The guided tour is the way to go. There is no extra charge for the tour and it was well worth the time. The... More 

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Fairfield, Ohio
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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

If you've lived in Cincinnati for a long time, or lived ANYWHERE for a long time, you'll remember so many of these signs. Take the guided tour and you won't be disappointed. Our guide provided a wealth of information, not only about the various kinds of signs through the years, but also about Cincy in general. Who knew signs could... More 

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