Van Wert County Historical Museum

Admission to the Van Wert County Historical Museum is normally free.

  • Open: April – November on Sunday from 1 – 4pm
  • Location: (Map It) 602 N. Washington St. in Van Wert, Ohio
  • Phone: 419-771-9851
  • Web: click here

The Van Wert County Historical Museum:  What’s not to see at this local treasure? The museum is inside an 1896 Victorian home and has many displays covering virtually every period in Van Wert history, including its Native-American ancestor age. In addition to Indian artifacts, exhibits include old pictures of the town and memorabilia regarding its military involvements. Other attractions feature the 1951 Pennsylvania Railroad caboose, a one-room schoolhouse built in 1906, a large barn, and an 1860 log cabin home.  The schoolhouse is fully equipped and includes an extensive history of Van Wert County schools.  The barn also includes many artifacts from the county’s agricultural history, fire fighting equipment, and county fair history.

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