Admission to the Buffington Island Monument is free.
- Open: Daily from dusk – Dawn.
- Location: (Map It) 55890 State Route 124 in Portland, Ohio
- Phone: 866-363-2652
- Web: click here
The Buffington Island Monument isn’t actually located on an island, so don’t be misled, you will not have to swim or take a ferry to see this park and monument! The monument is a tribute to the soldiers who fought in a major Civil War battle here in Ohio. Renowned Major Daniel McCook of the “fighting McCook” family was a casualty of the battle. The monument itself was built from broken glacial rock found in Ohio.