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American Sign Museum

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Address: 1330 Monmouth St, Cincinnati, OH 45225-1344
Phone Number: 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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A Stroll through America's Signage with a Bonus Demo thrown in

When I first looked at their website I figured this would be a good place to visit if I didn't have much else to do that day. When I read further and learned that they offered... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Lafayette, California
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Lafayette, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When I first looked at their website I figured this would be a good place to visit if I didn't have much else to do that day. When I read further and learned that they offered free scheduled tours and those tours include a neon sign making display I was hooked. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly walking through the museum until... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great collection of classic signs. Take the tour in the afternoon. If you go during the week, you can get a neon sign demonstration. It only takes a few hours to go through this cool place.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum preserves historic signs from all over the country. Its like taking a walk down memory lane. The museum relocated a few years ago as they outgrew the original space. I visited the original location and then visited the new one as they were able to display many more signs. If possible get on a tour with Tod Swormstedt,... More 

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Thank lmicheli213
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun for those of all ages. Trip down memory lane for some of us! Really exciting for the grandkids! Bright lights, grouped exhibits!

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Thank Nunajones
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved visiting this museum. Brought back so many memories of signs seen when I was young, including signs from local places here in Cincinnati. The signs are well arranged with excellent written descriptions and explanations. Fascinating! Be sure to catch a free guided tour at 11 am and 2 pm, which brings out so much history. At the end, there's... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Each time we have friends and family in from out of town we treat them to this unique experience. Truly a one-of-a-kind!!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We see hundreds of signs every day. They advertise things or inform us but we never give much thought as to what goes into producing them. The Sign Museum has collected signs from all over America and they come in all shapes and sizes. The history of signage is the main theme here. The bright neon signs get the most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Museum! Enjoyed by the whole family (kids are 8 and 10 yrs). The free tours at 11am and 2pm are really helpful and informative.

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Lancaster, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

We visited this museum after seeing it on TripAdvisor. Started as a one-man labor of love, this museum has a ridiculously large collection of neon, plastic, wood, etc signs going back about 100 years which makes for a very bright, fun experience. The museum is in an "interesting" neighborhood but has its own parking lot (which has a fun collection... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

I was pleasantly surprised. Took my 12 yr old son, he enjoyed it too. It was very unique and we both loved it. Fun way to spend a hot or rainy summer afternoon.

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