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“Fun and educational”

Spring Hill Historic Home
Ranked #3 of 14 things to do in Massillon
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Spring Hill was a sight on the Underground Railroad in the 1820s. Home to the Rotch-Wales families, it has witnessed over 150 years of history and shows that ordinary people do extraordinary things. Spring Hill is open seasonally for regular tours with public events throughout the year. See our website or social media pages for more information on upcoming events.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Home of Thomas and Charity Rotch, the Quaker founders of Kendall. The Rotches brought merino sheep to Ohio from New England. The house is listed on the National Historic Register for being a stop on the Underground Railroad. Guided tours of the house and grounds.

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Reviewed August 15, 2017

It wasn't easy to find this place. But when I arrived the volonteers were so welcoming.
Gave a lot of information about the time before the civil war.

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Management response:Responded August 17, 2017

Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us. Hopefully we will soon have better signage so we're easier to find!
Thank you again.
S.K. Smith

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Reviewed July 11, 2016

The home is a well preserved example of an upper class home and farm from the 1800s. I took my granddaughter because she has an interest in the underground railroad and they were one of the "stations". They have opened new sections of the home that were not available on earlier visits. They have also continued to restore some of the outbuildings and "discovered" the old jail. Very interesting and worth a trip. The docents were very knowledgeable and engaged the visitors in the experience.

1  Thank Guy S
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Management response:Responded November 8, 2016

Thank you so much for coming to visit us, Guy! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We are always striving to do more for our community and share our history of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
If your granddaughter is still interested in the Underground Railroad, please don't hesitate to call! I'd be happy to suggest some other local places to check out with their own Underground Railroad stories. You can also come back in June for our annual Underground Railroad Experience, which is a live theatrical walking tour telling one part of a freedom seeker's journey on the Underground Railroad.
Thank you so much for coming!
Sammy Kay

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Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

This beautiful home was the first one in the Sippo Valley - built long before there were any towns in the surrounding area. It has a special place for hiding travellers on the Underground Railroad. It is well worth your time to take a tour, especially with children so they can get a glimpse of living history. There are many days of special events throughout the year. Check out their website, and also the nearby Massillon Museum, which is stunning for a small town.

1  Thank Helen D
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Reviewed February 9, 2016

I haven't been to Spring Hill Home in a while, but the times that I did visit there was very entertaining and I learned a lot about slavery and the underground railroad. The location is well kept up and the grounds are well maintained. This place would make a great field trip for the kids to learn history without feeling like you are learning.

Thank Gloria G
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