Historical Attractions, Ohio
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Past Time: 8 Historical Attractions to Visit

History runs deep in Butler County, Ohio.

Plan your trip to experience any of these eight significant sites and historical attractions!

BeauVerre Riordan Stained Glass Studios

1054 Central Avenue | Middletown, Ohio

BeauVerre Riordan Glass Studios, Middletown Ohio

Masterpieces are crafted by skilled artisans at the oldest, continuously operating stained glass studio in the country. You can tour or take classes here at BeauVerre they will also restore damaged or broken pieces of stained glass!

Governor Bebb MetroPark Pioneer Village

1979 Bebb Park Lane | Okeana, Ohio

Governor Bebb MetroPark, Okeana Ohio

This park features seven authentic log cabins anchored by the 1799 birthplace of William Bebb, the 19th Governor of Ohio. The preserve is 264 acres of forest and native wildlife, complete with hiking trails, a covered bridge and rustic camping!

Soldiers, Sailors, & Pioneers Monument

1 S Monument Avenue | Hamilton, Ohio

Soliders, Sailors, & Pioneers Monument in Hamilton, Ohio

Honoring the founders and veterans of Butler County, this stately building accents downtown Hamilton with a beautiful and moving tribute. Designed with gorgeous stained glass windows and two large displays that honor the service of the men and women during the Civil War.

Muhlhauser Barn

8558 Beckett Road | West Chester, Ohio

Muhlhauser Barn, West Chester Ohio

Harkening back to pre-Prohibition days, this historic barn was once part of the local brewing industry. It was moved to this location and is now surrounded by a beautiful park. The Muhlhauser Barn stands as a sign of what was in the area, and signals new beginnings.

National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting

8070 Tylersville Road | West Chester, Ohio

National VOA Museum of Broadcasting, West Chester Ohio

This modest building in West Chester played a pivotal role in U.S. wartime efforts between World War II and the 1990s. First operational in 1944, the Voice of America Bethany Station once housed advanced radio communication technology known to the world, allowing for the broadcast news and entertainment to countries around the world. Stop in for a tour to learn more about the history made here.

Wayne Embry Statue

Millet Hall | 500 E Sycamore Street | Oxford, Ohio

Wayne Embry Statue, Miami University Ohio

Honoring a Civil Rights and basketball icon, this stunning tribute highlights Wayne Embry's outsized impact on sports and society through his years of public and private service. The statue highlights multi-time NBA  champion and Miami alumnus, Wayne Embry, in his No. 23 jersey and signature hook shot.

Black Covered Bridge

5401 Corso Road | Oxford, Ohio

Black Covered Bridge, Oxford Ohio

Spanning Talawanda Creek, this historic bridge is one of the longest covered bridges in Ohio, and is particularly known for its use of two different truss types. It stands as the only covered bridge in the county remaining in its original location.

Sorg Opera House

63 S Main Street | Middletown, Ohio

Sorg Opera House, Middletown Ohio

Built in 1891, this pillar of Middletown has been lovingly restored, and now hosts a variety of performances throughout the year. After a series of unfortunate events leading to the performance center being closed multiple times through the late 1900's, The Sorg was renovated and reopened in 2017!


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