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American Sign Museum

1330 Monmouth St, Cincinnati, OH 45225-1344
+1 513-541-6366
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A trip down memory lane...

We were visiting Cincinnati for the first time. This place had gotten great reviews and we thought... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2016
Amy W
Rochester, Minnesota, United States
Don't miss this hidden gem!

What an amazing place! You've never seen anything like it. This brought back lots of memories and... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2016
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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!
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“guided tour” (61 reviews)
“neon sign” (32 reviews)
“neon shop” (21 reviews)
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1330 Monmouth St, Cincinnati, OH 45225-1344
+1 513-541-6366
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

We were visiting Cincinnati for the first time. This place had gotten great reviews and we thought we'd check it out. Lots of signs from many different eras. Small signs, large signs, neon signs, almost everything you can imagine. Brings back memories of what the...More

Thank Amy W
Reviewed 8 December 2016

What an amazing place! You've never seen anything like it. This brought back lots of memories and a certain nostalgia for old time Main Street. Large and small advertising and merchant signage ranging from a larger than life Frisch's Big Boy to a giant McDonald's...More

Thank TouristaMama
Reviewed 29 November 2016

My husband, teenage son and I went to the sign museum in our quest to explore opportunities right here in our own hometown. What a treat it was! It brought back so many great memories and exposed our son to things that we remember from...More

Thank elaine7112016
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Fascinating museum covering 100 years of signs from the late 1800s. Be sure to take the 45-60 minute tour if possible. Very interesting and bought back a lot of fond memories. Good access and parking.

1  Thank Simon R
Reviewed 21 November 2016

A publisher of a trade magazine for the sign business displayed his iconic collection of neon signs for the world enjoy. He is passionate and detailed in his description of the business in the guided tour. A Main Street of signs harkens back to the...More

Thank bobt2008
Reviewed 20 November 2016

The tour gives you a brief history of signs during each decade. If you do not choose to book the tour, each sign has a written placard of it's history. Friendly employees. Small gift shop. Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sunday...More

1  Thank IllinoisKate1
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Very cool place with many different neon and other type signs!! They have done an excellent job with displays using the signs - old store fronts. We took our time, read some of the information and lots of pictures and finished in an hour. Although...More

1  Thank Don G
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We read reviews that taking the tour was the best option! We would have not appreciated the museum or learned so much history & facts with out it. We bought our passes online, chose which tour we wanted, & printed off the tickets. The tour...More

1  Thank Stephanie V
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

I have been to Cincinnati many times, but had not heard about this museum until recently. We took the guided tour, which was fun and informative. The tour concluded with a visit to the neon sign shop where we watched the two sign craftsmen create...More

Thank socialsmith
Reviewed 7 November 2016

My husband I and spent a couple of hours here, on Sunday. When you buy your ticket on line, you can also book the tour for no additional charge. Do it! Our tour guide was full of fun and interesting tidbits. So personable. He made...More

Thank Ellie B
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AniKa F
How long are the tours?
5 January 2017|
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Response from Mary B | Reviewed this property |
Tour length depends on how many visitors show up. The Saturday we went, there were about 40, so the tour lasted about an hour. There was also an option to stay for a Q & A, and to watch the sign makers on site.
Barb H
Can pictures be taken?
12 September 2016|
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Response from spedda | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is very open to interaction and photos.
Shirley B
if renting the museum for a sat. night what is the cost, and how manny does it hold, can you have anyone bring in food, is there a price difference for afternoon and evening
12 July 2016|
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Response from MSO70 | Reviewed this property |
Check with the venue directly.