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Bowling Green - Wood County Historical Center and Museum

13660 County Home Road

The Historical Center was the former county poor farm from 1869-1971. Today, it hosts exhibits, tours, and public events to uncover unique local history. The Wood County Historical Center & Museum is proud to offer the public beautiful grounds, numerous original outbuildings, and a massive Victorian-style museum. The grounds are a public park and are open to the public dawn to dusk year-round. The Museum is open for self-guided tours April - October and selected dates in December.


Bill Roper

Friday, Jan. 12, 2018
Nice historical museum with lots to see inside the building and on the grounds. A lot of local history to see and learn. Nice to see and old oil rig set up a lot to learn about the past oil history of the local area. Been here a few other times and would normally always give it 5 stars but this visit the entire museum was converted to a WW1 theme which we didn't enjoy quite as much. Looking forward to seeing the originally set up come back. Plenty of parking and is very reasonable admission into the museum

Anya Oberkirsch

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Great place to learn about local history. The 2nd floor of the main museum is now handicap accessible via an elevator. Lots to see on the museum grounds too, many historical outbuildings and a nature trail.

Angel Henry

Monday, March 19, 2018
Very well put together and super friendly staff! Made my son and I fell very welcomed.

Guy Pelton

Monday, Oct. 16, 2017
It's a great museum and historical center that have many events. It's always worth a stop.

shelley salley

Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017
They have great artifacts. As well their fall festival is amazing.also a great place to take family pictures

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