McCook House


    330-627-3345, 1-800-600-7172;  Located on the west side of the public square in Carrollton in Carroll County. Carroll County Historical Society, P.O. Box 174, Carrollton, OH 44615.  Open Memorial-Labor Day F-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5; Labor Day-Mid October Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5.  $
    This large brick house is a memorial to the "Fighting McCooks," a nickname given to the family because of their military service during the Civil War.  Daniel McCook built this home and his family lived here until 1853. During the Civil War, Daniel's family contributed nine soldiers to the Union cause including 5 generals. Brother John's family contributed 5 officers. Four of Daniel's family including Daniel himself died in the conflict.  The restored house has several period rooms and a large room of exhibits on the McCook family and the Civil War.


Greater Cincinnati CVB




    Harrlet Beecher Stowe House


    HARRLET BEECHER STOWE (1811-1896) This daughter of a minister became one of the first women to  earn a living by writing, publishing the best-seller Uncle Tom's Cabin in 1852. She wrote much more, and her best-seller was often considered a major factor in the drive to end slavery.


    Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum



    40 Civil War Union generals are buried here





    Buffington Island


    614-297-2630, Buffington Island is located about 20 miles east of Pomeroy on State Route 124 at Portland in Meigs County.  Buffington Island, c/o Site Operations Department, Ohio Historical Society, 43211  

    Buffington Island commemorates the only significant Civil War battle that took place on Ohio soil. Here a Union army routed a column of Confederate cavalry commanded by General John Hunt Morgan in 1863. Major Daniel McCook, patriarch of the fighting McCook family, consisting of his eight sons and his brother John's five sons, was mortally wounded in the fight.  A monument made of broken Ohio glacial boulders is set in a four acre outdoor park where visitors can enjoy picnics and read the signs describing the history of the area. It is not on an island.


    Camp Chase Cemetery

   2900 Sullivant Avenue

    2260 Confederate prisoners of war were buried at Camp Chase Cemetery.  These men died while prisoners of war. Nearly all of them were held captives at Camp Chase Military Prison.


    Custer Monument


    614-297-2630.  740-945-6415.  The Custer Monument is on the north side of State Route 646 at the west edge of New Rumley north of Cadiz, in Harrison County.  Free, W. Open daily.

    A bronze statue stands on the site of George Armstrong Custer's birthplace. Only the foundation of the house remains at this roadside park and picnic area. Visitors at the exhibit pavilion may read about Custer's life and the spirited qualities of the young soldier whose "Last Stand" has made his name a household word. Custer, born in 1839, became famous as a daring cavalryman during the Civil War.


    Ohio Statehouse



    614-728-2695, 614-752-6350 (tour information recording), 1-888-OHIO-123, FAX: 614-728-2699; located in the center of Columbus, at the corner of Broad and High streets downtown. Parking is available for a fee in the Statehouse Garage and at nearby City Center Mall.  Ohio Statehouse Education & Visitors Center, The Ohio State House, 43215

    The Statehouse complex represents one of America's finest examples of Greek Revival civic architecture, and is one of the oldest working statehouses in the United States. Visitors can see where and how the vital business of state government is conducted, view magnificent architectural and artistic treasures, and learn more about Ohio through guided tours, educational displays, and interactive touch-screen kiosks.




    Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center


    419-332-2081;   Spiegel Grove estate of the 19th President Corner of Hayes & Buckland avenues.

    Houses a library with Civil War historic documents, historic Hayes home.




    Ulysses S. Grant Boyhood Home

    937-378-4222, 800-892-3586; 219 East Grant Ave.  Open M-Sat 9-4:30.  Free


    Ulysses S. Grant Schoolhouse


    937-378-4222; Water St, one block west of State Route 125.  Open W-Sun 12-5.  Free



Fairfield CO




    Sherman House

    740-654-9923; 137 E Main St.  Open Tu-Sun 1-4.  $, student rate.

    Restored birthplace and boyhood home of Civil War Gen. William T. Sherman.  Filled with Sherman belongings, family furnishings, Civil War room.




    Underground Railroad Tour


    800-334-1673, 400-245-5282; 611 Broadway Ave. at the Lorain CO Visitors Bureau





    Johnson Island Cemetery




    Johnsonís Island , located in Sandusky Bay, Lake Erie was chosen as the site for the Union depot of captured Confederate officers in late 1861.  Johnsonís Island, approximately 3 miles from Sandusky, was determined to be conveniently accessible for supplies needed for construction and maintenance of the prison and its population.  From April of 1862 until September of 1865, over 9,000 Confederates passed through Johnsonís Island Civil War Military Prison leaving behind an extensive historical and archaeological record.


Point Pleasant


    Ulysses S. Grant Birthplace


    513-553-4911, 800-283-8932; just off US Route 52.  Open W-Sat 9:30-5, Sun 12-5.  $, child, senior rates.

   This restored one-story, three-room cottage, which was built in 1817, was next to the tannery where Grant's father worked. The small cottage is furnished with period items. At one time the birthplace made an extensive tour of the United States on a railroad flatcar and was also temporarily displayed on the Ohio State fairgrounds.




    Rankin House NRHP


    937-392-1627, 800-752-2705; 6152 Rankin Rd.  Open W-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5.  $

    John Rankin and his wife Jean, with there Brown CO neighbors, sheltered more than 2,000 slaves escaping to freedom along the Underground Railroad.  As many as 12 escapees were hidden in the Rankin home at one time.