American Sign Museum

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2515 Essex Place, Cincinnati, OH 45206 2515 Essex Place, Cincinnati Directions
Today 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Closed All Hours
+15132584020
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You'll be excited to take a trip to American Sign Museum, one of the finest art museums in Cincinnati, OH. Expand your horizons and visit this great art museum today for some insights about classic and modern forms of art.

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    Sun
    12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Mon-Tue
    Closed
    Wed-Sat
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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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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A fun afternoon. Not worth the full price ($15 per person) but felt it was worth the groupon price.
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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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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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American Sign Museum

Sun
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mon-Tue
Closed
Wed-Sat
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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