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History preservation focus!

Since 1857 the citizens of Norwalk have sought to preserve memorabilia of their lives on what was... read more

Reviewed March 17, 2019
Pamela L
Toledo, Ohio
Must See

The Firelands Historical Society has a wonderful museum campus. The house itself is a gem, full of... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2017
Norwalk, Ohio
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Mar 17, 2019
“History preservation focus!”
Jul 12, 2017
“Must See”
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4 Case Ave, Norwalk, OH 44857-1404
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Reviewed March 17, 2019

Since 1857 the citizens of Norwalk have sought to preserve memorabilia of their lives on what was the frontier. Here you will find many treasures and people who know the history of their land. As you seek to understand history, they will assist you.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Pamela L
Reviewed July 12, 2017

The Firelands Historical Society has a wonderful museum campus. The house itself is a gem, full of items from Norwalk and residents. A must see during the Bicentennial year of the city. And the Laning Research Center offers a plethora of books and documents, and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

For a small town museum, this place is quite good. Lots of Indian artifacts, a giant sloth bone with knife marks showing it that man ate giant sloth, and oodles of interesting Americana.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed July 10, 2016

If you happen to be in this part of Ohio, you will see the word Firelands everywhere. This is the place where you will find out what it means. Fascinating history dating back to the Revolutionary War when this part of Ohio was actually part...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Roberta K
Reviewed July 7, 2016

Firelands Historical Society is the second-oldest historical society in Ohio, and Firelands Museum is the oldest museum in Ohio. This historic house is a great repository of local and area history. Each room has a different theme. The gun collection is one of the nation's...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed September 28, 2015

Small town museum with some surprising displays. It makes a nice addition to a an afternoon in the rather quite little town of Norwalk Ohio. If you are lucky enough to get one of the volunteers to walk with you through the old home you...More

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is one of the best museums I have ever been too. It is the 2nd oldest in Ohio (began in 1857) and has been in the same location since the mid 1950's. It is so large they actually have displays in two separate buildings....More

Date of experience: June 2013
2  Thank Ishmom
Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

If you enjoy small-town museums, you'll like this one. In addition to the history of Norwalk and information about the Firelands, there are a mumber of other exhibits relating to the post- civil war era. The day we visited, a friendly and helpful volunteer showed...More

Date of experience: September 2013
1  Thank RLane_11
Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

This is a must to visit. Many interesting artifacts to view..rich in history. This is the oldest museum in Ohio. It has a great research facility across the street at the Laning building. Lots of information about the "Firelands".

Date of experience: July 2013
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