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Wood County Historical Center & Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Back to Old Times

This place is shocking how big it is with such a great collection of things and photographs. It is... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
Bowling Green, Ohio
Halloween event

They do a wonderful job at Halloween. Fun for all. Games for kids. Free cider last year arts and... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
ray b
Bowling Green, Ohio
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The Wood County Historical Center & Museum is the site of the former County Infirmary, which operated from 1869-1971. The building was repurposed into a Museum, which re-opened in 1975. The Historical Center has public events throughout the year and...more
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13660 County Home Rd, Bowling Green, OH 43402-9281
+1 419-352-0967
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

This place is shocking how big it is with such a great collection of things and photographs. It is a wonderfully preserved home for the aged and insane.They also have a working oil well and some farm equipment. You will not be disappointed in a...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

They do a wonderful job at Halloween. Fun for all. Games for kids. Free cider last year arts and crafts too. They had a fire going to make snores with.

Thank ray b
Reviewed April 15, 2018

Great place to see the past, well maintained buildings and grounds. Staff very knowledgeable, educational and helpful.

Thank LennyV28
Kelli K, Public Relations Manager at Wood County Historical Center & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2018

Thank you, LennyV28! So glad you enjoyed your tour and we hope you will visit us again. We rotate exhibits to keep the experience fresh.

Reviewed December 15, 2017

I attended several of the WWI tea series this past year. Fantastic! The teas were catered with generous portions of savory and sweet treats. I attended the teas with historical presentations about aviation, bombing of cathedrals and the saving of stained glass, plus the Armistice....More

Thank Jujube52
Kelli K, Public Relations Manager at Wood County Historical Center & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2017

Thank you for the positive comments. We strive to bring unique programs and good experiences to every tea & talk, and hope to see you again for the 2018 series!

Reviewed August 29, 2017

This is a former county sanitarium which has been renovated and set up as a museum. Currently they have a wonderful WWI exhibit through Jan. 2018. They also have manicured grounds and a garden. There is a short walking trail in the back along the...More

Thank Craig G
Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

First time visiting, I loved the exhibit! It brought WW 1 to life through the pictures and the trench display and all the military items!

Thank Mark L
Reviewed June 13, 2017

While in the area I read in the Toledo Blade a write up about a special exhibit at this historical society. The special exhibit focused on the county's involvement in the War to end all wars (WWI). The exhibit include portraits of the key leaders...More

Thank Chip G
Reviewed May 23, 2017

This gem is history at the tip of your fingers. First the staff is amazing. They know the history of the home and area which is crucial. It's self guided but the displays are well labeled and informative. Don't forget to appreciate the architect of...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2017

The Wood County Historical Museum is located at the sight of the old county home where people who were poor, sick or had mental illness would live and work the farm. The grounds have many interesting buildings including a log cabin, a pestilence house, an...More

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Reviewed March 23, 2017

The self guided tour lets you leisurely enjoy the new world war 1 exhibit. They offer different attractions that will definitely keep us coming back. Very inexpensive trip.

Thank Lisa K
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August 20, 2018|
Response from nuluv1 | Reviewed this property |
The county home has been used as a museum after it was closed and the are all kinds of events going on while the Chilrens Home was converted to offices and remains that way today.
July 28, 2018|
Response from ray b | Reviewed this property |
I do not personally have records, but they are available in the Wood County library