Museums

  • Harding Home and Museum

    380 Mount Vernon Avenue, Marion

    Stand on the front porch of the Harding Home and imagine what it was like to look out upon thousands of people from across the country waiting for you to speak. Visit the home of the 29th President of the United States, Warren G. Harding, and his wife, Florence, the site of his famous campaign speeches that launched his quest for the presidency in 1920. Open Memorial Day weekend 12-5 p.m. each day. Wednesday-Sunday 12-5 p.m. through the first Sunday in September; Open July 4; closed Labor Day. Weekends in September and October 12-5 p.m. Available for group appointment.

  • Heritage Hall

    169 East Church Street, Marion

    Learn about the creator of The Twilight Zone, Rod Serling, Olympian and football player Jim Thorpe, and 40th Treasurer of the United States Mary Ellen Withrow at the museum of the Marion County Historical Society. Once the city’s main post office, it is the home to the famous Wyandot Popcorn Museum and also features Warren G. Harding memorabilia and thousands of historical relics collected by the Marion County Historical Society. Closed January and February, otherwise Winter hours: 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Summer Hours: 1-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Or by appointment.

  • Huber Machinery Museum

    220 East Fairground Street, Marion

    Browse through this collection of early machinery that are examples of what built America in the early 20th century. The Edward Huber Machinery Museum on the Marion County Fairgrounds contains examples of the finest steam and gasoline tractors, threshers and road-building equipment. Open 1-4 p.m. Saturday or by appointment.

  • Linn School

    Route 4 North of Marion

    Opened in 1903, the Linn School was restored to its early 20th-century appearance and is a favorite of tour groups, school groups, and anyone fascinated by the original workings of a one-room school house. Open by appointment through Heritage Hall.

  • Marion Union Station

    532 West Center Street, Marion

    More than 100 trains pass by Union Station every day, making it a must see for train enthusiasts. The Station showcases an impressive collection of memorabilia and the Atlantic Crossing Tower, which was once the main switching facility for the Erie Railroad, Marion Division. The unusual nature of the station is that it is located between two diamond cross-overs. Open 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays.

  • The Women's Federation Club Home & The Barlow Art Gallery

    1126 East Center Street, Marion

    The home is a historic mansion built by the Barlow family around 1888. Currently the Mid-Ohio Fine Art Society and the Marion Women’s Federation Club is offering monthly home tours and MOFAS is sponsoring showings by local and regional artists each month.

  • Wyandot Popcorn Museum

    169 East Church Street, Marion

    Located under a colorful circus tent in Heritage Hall, the Wyandot Popcorn Museum is the largest, most impressive collection of popcorn wagons in the United States. These priceless wagons date back as far as the turn of the century and have been restored to their original conditions. Closed January & February. Winter hours: 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Summer Hours: May through October 1-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Or by appointment.

  • Owens Station & Opera House

    1674 Owens Road West, Marion

    Originally owned by John Owens In the late 1870’s, the Owens Quarry Opera House was one of many small opera houses along the railways in Ohio which served as a social hot spot to watch big name entertainment. It was in the small village of Owens Station in Marion County. You’ll find the Owens Quarry Opera House still quietly nestled beside the railroad on Owens Road. Experience life as it were in the 1800’s with several architectural restorations – a covered bridge, a blacksmith barn, a small Indian settlement, and more.

 

Visitor's Guide

Traveling Ohio? The Marion County 2017 Visitors Guide is now available! View it online in a convenient flipview format, or order a print version at 800.371.6688.

Upcoming Events

Nov 23 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 25 @ 10:00 pm Marion County Fairgrounds
Marion’s only drive-thru holiday light display featuring animated characters. Thursday through Sunday nights 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., except week of Christmas every night. Live Nativity on Saturday and Sunday nights. Admission $6 per car.
Dec 31 2017 @ 11:00 pm – Jan 1 2018 @ 12:00 am Downtown
Ring in the New Year in Marion’s Historic Downtown. Spend the day enjoying the many quaint shops and one-of-kind local restaurants before beginning your New Year celebration. The crowds begin to gather near the Courthouse Read more...
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Marion Palace Theatre
Since forming in 2006, PRESIDIO BRASS has rocketed to success as the face of a bold new generation in brass entertainment. By combining a brass quintet, piano and percussion instruments with fresh, original arrangements, their Read more...
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