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The Ross County Historical Society

45 W 5th St, Chillicothe, OH 45601-3227
+1 740-772-1936
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Unexpected treasure in Chillicothe

I grew up in Chillicothe, and it took me until about age 50 to get here. I never knew of the nice... read more

Reviewed June 29, 2017
visitor999Ohio
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ohio
History of Ross County

Great way to learn the history of Chillicothe. A must see. Nice model railroad showing Chillicothe... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2017
John P
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Chillicothe, Ohio
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The Ross County Historical Society operates a three-house museum complex and a research library with thousands of historic books and documents. We also have a large photo archive. We are open April through December, Tuesday through Saturday 1-5. Winter hours by appointment only.
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Jun 29, 2017
“Unexpected treasure in Chillicothe”
Jan 18, 2017
“History of Ross County”
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45 W 5th St, Chillicothe, OH 45601-3227
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Reviewed June 29, 2017

I grew up in Chillicothe, and it took me until about age 50 to get here. I never knew of the nice historical pieces here until I went. It should be an outing for every elementary school field trip in about 6th grade when they...More

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Reviewed January 18, 2017

Great way to learn the history of Chillicothe. A must see. Nice model railroad showing Chillicothe in the 1930's.

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Reviewed July 15, 2016

We were visiting a relative I met through Ancestry.com DNA in Chillicothe to learn more about the town my 3rd great grandfather settled in. She suggested we visit this museum and we were not disappointed. It was great having a tour guide who explained each...More

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Reviewed June 15, 2016

Keep in mind that Chillicothe Ohio is a VERY historical town and the history of the area is rich. Not only is the museum itself a surprising "venue" for a town of this size, the exhibits are dramatic, glamorous, classically displayed and the information provided...More

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Reviewed October 16, 2015

The Ross County Historical is a great place to go when it is raining and it is family friendly and I highly recommend this as a must see whenyou come to Chillicothe.

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Reviewed September 21, 2015

I especially liked the Probate Archives behind the house (it used to be the historical jail). The archivist was extremely helpful with genealogical information.

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Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Our family enjoyed this museum visit. With a 15 year old and a 7 year old nobody got bored. Our tour guide was excellent and they have a great variety of exhibits and artifacts to make sure everyone had something to see.

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Reviewed April 23, 2015

A friend and I were visiting a mutual friend in Chillicothe. The Historical Society was closed on the day were were there but he knew the manager and was able to get us in for 10 minutes to take a look at a beautiful old...More

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Reviewed December 19, 2014

The museum itself has some great treasures. But the tour of the Franklin House was particularly nice. What an architectural wonder!

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Reviewed August 26, 2014

A great diversity of artifacts representing the history of the town and its people were well presented in this small museum. Well worth an hour's visit.

Thank Adrian Y
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