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American Sign Museum

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Address: 1330 Monmouth St, Cincinnati, OH 45225-1344
Phone Number: +1 513-541-6366
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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We are home to a visual history of American Signage from 1870 through 1970....

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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Americana brought to life at the American Sign Museum

My husband, teenage son and I went to the sign museum in our quest to explore opportunities right here in our own hometown. What a treat it was! It brought back so many great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
elaine7112016
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Loveland, Ohio
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Loveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband, teenage son and I went to the sign museum in our quest to explore opportunities right here in our own hometown. What a treat it was! It brought back so many great memories and exposed our son to things that we remember from growing up. I am so thankful that these wonderful signs are being preserved for future... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating museum covering 100 years of signs from the late 1800s. Be sure to take the 45-60 minute tour if possible. Very interesting and bought back a lot of fond memories. Good access and parking.

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1 Thank Simon R
Claryville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A publisher of a trade magazine for the sign business displayed his iconic collection of neon signs for the world enjoy. He is passionate and detailed in his description of the business in the guided tour. A Main Street of signs harkens back to the day when Main Street was the place to be and overpriced merchandise was available if... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour gives you a brief history of signs during each decade. If you do not choose to book the tour, each sign has a written placard of it's history. Friendly employees. Small gift shop. Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sunday 12:00 noon – 4:00p.m. Tours :Wednesday – Saturday 11:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m. Sunday 2:00... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool place with many different neon and other type signs!! They have done an excellent job with displays using the signs - old store fronts. We took our time, read some of the information and lots of pictures and finished in an hour. Although the $15 entry fee is steep for a short stay, remember the cost they encurr... More 

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Muncie, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We read reviews that taking the tour was the best option! We would have not appreciated the museum or learned so much history & facts with out it. We bought our passes online, chose which tour we wanted, & printed off the tickets. The tour is free & has two daily show times. The guide was very laid back &... More 

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1 Thank Stephanie V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Cincinnati many times, but had not heard about this museum until recently. We took the guided tour, which was fun and informative. The tour concluded with a visit to the neon sign shop where we watched the two sign craftsmen create signs by hand. This is a must-see for locals and visitors.

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Fairfield, OH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband I and spent a couple of hours here, on Sunday. When you buy your ticket on line, you can also book the tour for no additional charge. Do it! Our tour guide was full of fun and interesting tidbits. So personable. He made the museum even cooler. This is a must-see if you live in the Cincinnati area... More 

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Thank Ellie B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place should be on your must "to-do" list when visiting Cincinnati. They have vintage lighted signs from all over the country. It truly is a sight to see! Take the tour with a tour guide.

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Loveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

When most people visit Cincinnati, places they've come to visit would normally include attractions like the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal or the zoo, but certainly not a museum dedicated to the history of signs. If you go for the tour, you will learn so much more about how and why the signs were designed to be the way... More 

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