The museum remains open for Christmas in Springboro, November 17-19, then discontinues regular hours of operation until April. However, the museum still remains open for special events and programs. Check here for events.
The Springboro Area Historical Museum offers five rooms of historical displays inside the city's oldest building at 110 S. Main Street.
We invite you to explore our 2023 museum updates in the Heritage Room where we now offer new visual displays plus computer workstations for genealogical and historical research during museum hours. Digital research includes access to: Ancestry, Library, the Civil War Database, the Ohio Genealogical Society and many more online resources.
OTHER ROOMS TO EXPERIENCE -
Lower & Upper Lobbies - An exploration of Springboro history -- from notable residents to artifacts dating back to the paleo period.
Underground Railroad Room - In-depth opportunities for adults to better understand the Underground Railroad, including Springboro's network of safe houses. Artwork, interactive displays, and books that offer learning experiences for kids.
Textiles Room - Highlights include a spinning wheel, blanket from the original Wright Woolen Mill, and textile samples from pioneer days through the 1980s.
Constructed in 1810, the museum building originally was the home of Welsh immigrant Griffy Griffis and his family who squatted on the land before the formal founding of Springboro. Its five rooms were constructed over a period of decades and each adds character to the museum experience. While visiting, you can learn why Griffy is Springboro's original scoundrel!
Outside the museum's front door, 18 safe houses from the Underground Railroad are still standing in Springboro's historic district, an area that historian Wilbur H. Siebert described as one of Ohio's busiest locations on the Underground Railroad.
Self-guided tours of the safe houses are available by picking up a brochure at the museum. If you'd like, start with the video in our Underground Railroad Room that presents an introduction to local Underground Railroad history.
Springboro Area Historical Museum, 110 S. Main St., is open:
Visits to the museum outside of regular hours can be requested. Admission is free and donations are appreciated.