American Sign Museum

American Sign Museum, Cincinnati: Hours, Address, American Sign Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

American Sign Museum
4.5
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
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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Lisa B
Mechanicsville, VA137 contributions
Unique museum
Jul 2021 • Couples
This was such a fun, unique stop on our visit to Cincinnati! Who know there was so much about signs?! We both found it interesting and the whole museum is really neat. We spent about an hour here exploring!! Be sure to watch the movie about the museum before you leave and check out the unique gift shop.
Written July 10, 2021
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Cryste74
The Cincinnati Region32 contributions
Everywhere there's signs
Jun 2021
This was a great way to spend an afternoon. After walking through the history of signage and letters, you enter a world of neon and flashing bulbs mixed with impressive, eye catching fonts and a look into the past.
Written July 8, 2021
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ClutchIsEverything
Fort Wayne, IN71 contributions
Unique spot. Worth the spot.
Jun 2021
Man what a unique feel. The lighting and big roof make the signs look great. I see now that someone says there was a scavenger hunt paper for kids? I wish I knew that, I think my kid would have liked that.

With that said, folks were nice. My six year old was kept interested for over an hour.

There was some great info on the signs in the plaques. I would suggest perhaps some larger text, short one-sentence signs with some of that info so if you don't look at every sign you can get some facts of the room just by glancing at those. Just pull some of those facts out and present them in a shorter quicker manner.

I also have to add, I very much enjoyed the one star review that says they just walked around and left. Because I was like, isn't that any museum. You walk around, look around and leave.
Written June 12, 2021
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krogersku
Johnston, IA486 contributions
Family Enjoyed this Museum
Jun 2021 • Family
On vacation our family visits a lot of museums. Most of the time I get the standard “Oh dad, not another museum” line. The American Sign Museum was unique in that everyone seemed to enjoy it. The museum is small and takes about an hour to visit. Kids did the scavenger hunt which kept them engaged. Amazing vintage neon signs, why did we ever give these up for plastic?? Restoration shop onsite where you can watch them work restoring old signs. Only thing missing from this place is a vintage bubbler jukebox.
Written June 11, 2021
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GMRIII
Plains, GA75 contributions
Must See
May 2021 • Couples
What a great find. This is a wonderful place to visit. Only takes an hour or so. Signs are amazing and beautiful.
Written June 3, 2021
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Lisa P
37 contributions
Weekend Getaway in Cincinnati
May 2021
Overall, a great assortment of signs, just a lot all at one time with a lot of the signs having bright neon lights. Kind of hard to find. Seems to be in an area of town that isnt really the safest.
Written May 31, 2021
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valliam13
Adairsville, GA227 contributions
Learned A lot
May 2021 • Couples
To be fair, I was an advertising major in college so things that have to do with advertising always pique my interest. If that hadn’t been my major, we probably never would have thought to stop here. But we are glad we did! Even my husband and parents really enjoyed it. They have a self guided audio tour that you can listen to on your phone. We brought in our headphones so we weren’t interrupting others there. We learned about the progressions of how signs evolved throughout the decades, something I never learned in college and got to see MANY signs, including some originals. They even have a neon sign factory next door that you can peek in on (no one was working there today). It took us about an hour and a half to tour the facility. I highly recommend this place even if you aren’t into advertising and signs like I am.
Written May 16, 2021
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jtkoehler2
crawfordsville213 contributions
Very well done
Apr 2021 • Couples
We spent 2 hours here. Very well done. Do not miss. If you were born 1965 or earlier it will bring back memories. If you have kids they have hunt for signs game. That will keep the kids busy too
Written April 30, 2021
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Edward G
New York City, NY186 contributions
Everywhere a Sign
Aug 2020
A colorful collection of more than 100 years of American signs, featuring everything from individual letters to barnside signage. Even before you enter, you will be greeted by oversize pigs, bowling pins and a Holiday Inn sign welcoming you to the front door. Earlier signs walk through the introduction of electric lights, but the highlight of the tour is a walk through the center of a mock town filled with storefronts and dominated by neon lights, some of which, still sporting equally colorful graffiti. Be sure to poke in off to the side to view their workshop and signs in the process of restoration.
Written April 24, 2021
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Chris S
4 contributions
I live and work near to this. I've driven by it a hundred times.
Apr 2021 • Couples
Exceeded my expectations. It was very well put together. Whoever designed it did an extremely good job. It was smaller than I expected but it was a nice day trip for me. I read other reviews complaining about price. I didn't mind $15 for me to support the reconstruction efforts going on there.
Written April 10, 2021
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American Sign Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Wed - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM