Heritage Hall Hamilton

Admission to Heritage Hall Hamilton is free, however donations are encouraged.


  • Open: Friday: 9:00-4:00 and Saturday: 9:00-2:00. Special appointments can also be made
  • Location: (Map It) 20 High Street in downtown Hamilton, Ohio
  • Phone: 513-737-5958
  • Web: Click here

Heritage Hall in Hamilton, Ohio features rotating historical exhibits highlighting Hamilton, Ohio’s rich industrial and business heritage. It is home to the Robert McCloskey Museum which honors the famous children’s author and artist whose books reflect his early years in Hamilton. The museum is located in the Frederick G. Mueller Building, (the former Hamilton Municipal Building) with its beautiful marble and tile lobbies it survives as one of only two Art Deco structures in the city. The building is an ideal location for a permanent museum highlighting the life and career of Robert McCloskey.

Robert McCloskey was the author/illustrator of some of the most honored and enduring children’s books ever published. He was born in Hamilton, Ohio, and his Midwestern childhood served as the model for his book Lentil (1940) and several of his later books. His second book, Make Way for Ducklings (1941), received the Caldecott Award, as did his Time of Wonder (1957), making him the first person to be honored twice.