Governor Bebb
History Buff

Past Reflections

Journey through time at these historical attractions!

Soliders, Sailors, Pioneers Monument

 Pictured: Soldiers, Sailors & Pioneers Monument 

From awe-inspiring landmarks to timeless treasures, history has a way of leading you to extraordinary experiences. Bring your curiosity and let these historical sites transport you on a journey through time.

Out & About 

Looking to enjoy some fresh air with historical flavor? Head over to Governor Bebb Preserve to explore 264 acres of forest and an 1800s pioneer village.

Pioneer Cabin at Governor Bebb MetroPark

Pictured: Governor Bebb Preserve 

A drive into Oxford offers a scenic escape to the Black Covered Bridge, one of the longest covered bridges in Ohio. Oxford also has profound history rooted in the Civil Rights Movement. Tucked into the Western Campus at Miami University, visit the powerful Freedom Summer Memorial to learn about the summer of 1964.

Freedom Summer Memorial in Oxford Ohio

Pictured: Freedom Summer Memorial 

Important stories also lie within the marble walls and stained glass windows of the Soldiers, Sailors & Pioneers Monument in Downtown Hamilton, which is available for tours. 

See & Believe 

Moving indoors, we invite you to explore local museums that preserve rich and unique history. Car enthusiasts are called to the Salty Dog Museum to experience the evolution of automobiles, including an impressive collection of classic cars and vintage firetrucks.

Vintage Firetrucks at Salty Dog Car Museum

Pictured: Salty Dog Museum

Uncover the story behind radio and the region's unique broadcast history at the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester. Travel back more than 100 years to learn about Monroe's long-beloved 1910 Museum.

Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting

Pictured: National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting

By appointment only, discover the history of the Miami and Erie Canal at the Canal Museum in Middletown, or learn in the one-room Hughes Schoolhouse in Liberty Township, featuring authentic architectures and furnishings from 1887.