Portage County Historical Museum

Admission to the Portage County Historical Museum is free with a requested nominal donation for a facility tour and the museum.

  • Open: Thursday from 1 – 5pm, and Saturday from 9:30am – 12pm (Closed first Saturday of the month).
  • Location: (Map It) 6549 N. Chestnut St. in Ravenna, Ohio
  • Phone: 330-296-3523
  • Web: click here

The Portage County Historical Museum is a 12-acre museum site that includes the John Lowrie & Mary Helen Beatty Museum, a pioneer homestead, a land grant office, an 1810 New England barn, the Ford Seed Company museum, a steam traction engine, and a distinctive clock tower with an 1882 clock and bell. The museum has many artifacts, including American tools, pottery, casting tools, Riddle Hearse, military items, farm tools, saddles, household fixtures, kids’ clothes and toys, and women’s clothing and jewelry. Visitors should be sure to see the cathedral-style stained glass window, which originally came from the courthouse built in 1882.

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