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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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Sign Museum review

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jennifer E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Thank Jennifer E
Lancaster, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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Freeland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a second visit. The he first was when it was located in a warehouse. What an improvement! We took a tour. The guide was very informative, and the information was great fun. At the end, she took us to Neonworks, an independent neon sigh company. There they demonstrated how neon signs are made;from bending the tubes to out... More 

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Lawrenceburg, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't let the few bad comments fool you, this place is fantastic! It's more than just "two rooms." If you take the time to walk through, read the info, and soak up the 'coolness', it will take you about 90 minutes...and you'll be impressed. If you run through, whining about the price, you'll have missed the point. The history relating... More 

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Fairfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife, her friend and I went there recently. It was great fun. Great for nostalgia and for understanding design and commercial art. There are two sections, the first shows an evolution of commercial signs and the other is a "street of yesteryear" with a huge variety of signs. We spent about two hours there, and left in the middle... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to time your visit when they have the guided tours as it provided a lot of great historical information, as well as a demonstration of neon signing making and is included with admission. The restored signs and the evolution in technology is well presented. This was one of our highlights on a road trip from Texas to New... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just go. Take the tour. If you don't have a good time, we can't be friends. Do not be deterred by the neighborhood. And don't listen to the people who say there is only street parking. They have a very nice parking lot. Just be aware -- if you go anytime in the next year or so -- that construction... More 

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Thank Michele1800
Greater Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spend a delightful afternoon at the Museum. The guided tour, which comes with admission, is definitely worth it. It is an amazing display of Americana at its best. It is a fun activity, one the whole family will enjoy.

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Thank Sherry L
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Read about this in a national magazine and it was more than expected. Very cool to see the lost are of sign making. The staff was very friendly and the lesson in bending neon was an added bonus. they working on doubling the size. Will make a trip back to see again when in town

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