American Sign Museum

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2515 Essex Place, Cincinnati, OH 45206 2515 Essex Place, Cincinnati Directions
+15132584020
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Report | 11 months ago
Make it in time for the tour..
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Take the tour!
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Take advantage of the tour that is included in the price of the ticket! Excellent!
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The museum takes you from 1900-present of materials & styles of different signage. Found very interesting. Also, staff was very pleasant! A very different space to also rent for Large private gatherings!
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We had a great time taking a trip back in time! We highly recommend taking the guided tour
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Go for the tour.
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Definitely take the tour!!
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Wow, this place is great. To understand you must do the tour. It's fun and interactive.
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Definitely do the tour - it makes the whole thing much more meaningful and interesting.
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I recommend going at a tour time. It was a great experience
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From Our Editors

During a self-proclaimed midlife crisis, Tod Swormstedt became the voice for some silent witnesses to American history: signs. The former editor and publisher of Signs of the Times magazine was more than familiar with the subject, and he wanted to give this particular slice of Americana a permanent tribute. He opened American Sign Museum in 1999 and filled it with nearly 4,000 books, photos, and, of course, lots and lots of signs.

  • Size: more than 19,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space (with 20,000 more on the way), featuring 28-foot ceilings for larger signs
  • Eye Catcher: a glowing McDonald's sign from 1963—six years before NASA landed a cheeseburger on the moon
  • Permanent Mainstay: the neon and hand-painted signs of Main Street, which recreates storefronts from decades past
  • Hidden Gem: the grizzly-looking sign from bygone supermarket chain Big Bear—which someone discovered while mowing grass
  • Don't Miss: the neon shop, open weekdays, where workers create new signs and chat with visitors
  • From the Press: For a glance inside the museum, check out the many video interviews here.

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