Spirit of ’76 Museum

Admission to The Spirit of ’76 Museum is free.

  • Open from April 1 through October 31 on Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm – 3:30pm
  • Location: (Map It) 201 N. Main St. in Wellington, Ohio
  • Phone: 440-647-4367
  • Web: click here

The Spirit of ’76 Museum celebrates the history of painter Archibald Willard, an artist of the famous “Spirit of ’76.” This painting is considered by many to be the nation’s most inspirational painting of all-time. Willard spent most of his life painting in northeastern Ohio. In 1875, influenced by the death of his father, he decided to do the very serious piece depicting the American Revolutionary, which became famous. In addition to the many paintings by Willard, the museum contains Revolutionary and Civil War artifacts.