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American Sign Museum

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Address: 1330 Monmouth St, Cincinnati, OH 45225-1344
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+1 513-541-6366
Today
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Description:

We are home to a visual history of American Signage from 1870 through 1970....

We are home to a visual history of American Signage from 1870 through 1970. Hand carved wooden signs, gold leaf, electric light bulbs, and neon all grace our walls and tell amazing stories, especially when told by our founder and avid collector Tod. Take a trip down memory lane and visit us in the Camp Washington neighborhood of Cincinnati!

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Wonderful diamond in the rough!

Living in Cincinnati I didn't even know this museum existed. We visited and were amazed by the signs within the facility. What a unique place to visit. Everyone should see it.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Living in Cincinnati I didn't even know this museum existed. We visited and were amazed by the signs within the facility. What a unique place to visit. Everyone should see it.

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Thank kas1001
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I brought a group of high schoolers on very short notice due to prior plans getting rained out. Kevin, our tour guide was extremely welcoming and flexible in getting us a tour at a non-standard time (usually they are at 11 and 2). Can't thank him enough for that. The tour itself was really wonderful and Kevin did a great... More 

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Thank Andy C
Hillsboro, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This little museum is off the beaten track, but has a fascinating collection of Americana. Specifically, they collect, organize, restore, and protect all types of old signs. The free tour that runs a couple times of day (check the website), is well worth timing your visit to include. A quick walk through give an interesting view of lots of signs,... More 

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Thank crzytch
Cincinnati
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a seniors group from my church (I'm in my 30's though), and this was a pretty cool museum. You're basically looking around at a bunch of signs, but a guide walks you through some of the history around when they were made and how signage has evolved over time. As a graphic designer, I really enjoyed this museum!... More 

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Thank Amanda B
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a unique and interesting experience. We attended with a group outing. The museum is very clean, easy to navigate and fun.

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Thank Randal C
Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our entire family (teens-parents-grandparents) really enjoyed this museum. Make sure to reserve a tour online as it adds much to the experience and includes a visit of the shop where two artisans demonstrate how they make and repair neon signs. When we visited the museum offered only two tours per day, so plan ahead accordingly. If you do not book... More 

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Thank Diane B
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We all really enjoyed this museum. From the 86 year old to the 16 year old!! So many memories. It was fun to see all the old signs from years gone by. And the original Big Boy with his red hair!! Would love to see them double in size.

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Thank TripleCat
Columbus
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! Expanded display, a unique timeline of American signage. Make sure you get a tour--our guide was exceptional! More people need to know about this place. A great afternoon adventure for the entire family.

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Thank Mary B
Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We were visiting Cincinnati for the first time. This place had gotten great reviews and we thought we'd check it out. Lots of signs from many different eras. Small signs, large signs, neon signs, almost everything you can imagine. Brings back memories of what the signs looked like back when I was a kid. Be sure you take the tour.... More 

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Thank Amy W
Cincinnati
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

What an amazing place! You've never seen anything like it. This brought back lots of memories and a certain nostalgia for old time Main Street. Large and small advertising and merchant signage ranging from a larger than life Frisch's Big Boy to a giant McDonald's sign advertising 15 cent burgers. The revolving Satellite Shopland sign, brought from CA and made... More 

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