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1:30 Oberlin Origins + Schoolhouse
Enjoy the lifestyles and architecture of historic Oberlin in a guided tour of two beautifully preserved buildings--the 1866 Monroe House and the 1836 Little Red Schoolhouse--that tell the unique, nationally significant story of the community and college in Oberlin. Learn about Oberlin's founding as a Christian Perfectionist colony, women attending college, African American education, abolition and the Underground Railroad, decorative arts, student life, and more.

Beginning 11/7/2020, this tour is offered every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Oberlin Heritage Center. Admission: $4/adults; OHC members and college students with current IDs free; children free when accompanied by adult. Reservations are required. Allow approximately 45 minutes.

For more information, call Amanda Manahan at (440) 774-1700, or send an e-mail to

Our 30-minute Oberlin Origins Guided Tour of the Monroe House is offered every Tuesday & Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. starting in November 2020. Reservations are required and can be placed online or by calling 440-774-1700

***COVID-19 Information***
All visitors must sign-in, verifying their health. For fully vaccinated visitors, masks are optional but strongly encouraged while indoors. Masks are required for partially or unvaccinated visitors. Social distancing of 6' is still recommended for public interactions.

Advance tour registration is recommended. Private indoor tours can be arranged by appointment.

Please be advised that docents will be wearing masks, which may negatively impact visitors with hearing impairment. If you or a member of your group has a hearing impairment, please let us know so we can try to make appropriate accommodations. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause.

Date: 7/3/2021
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Category: Tour
Adult Price: $4.00
Member Price: $0.00
College Student Price: $0.00
College Student Member Price: $0.00
Child Price: $0.00
Child Member Price: $0.00
Capacity: 9
Openings: 9