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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.