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Ohio Museums with Military Exhibits

Ohioans have played an important role in the military history of the United States. From historic homes to museums, here are just a few of the places you can visit around the Great State of Ohio to explore Ohio's rich military history.

Northeast Ohio

First Ladies National Historic Site
First Ladies National Historic Site
Canton, Ohio  |  (330) 452-0876
The First Ladies National Historic Site is the foremost repository of scholarly research and information and a leader in education about the First Ladies of the United States of America.

International Women’s Air & Space Museum
International Women’s Air & Space Museum
Cleveland, Ohio  |  (216) 623-1111
The International Women's Air & Space Museum collects, preserves, and showcases the history and culture of women in all areas of aviation & aerospace; educating people of the world about their contributions; and inspiring future generations by bringing the history to life.

Western Reserve Historical Society
Western Reserve Historical Society
Cleveland, Ohio  |  (216) 721-5722
The Western Reserve Historical Society is dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of the people and communities of Northeast Ohio.

Northwest Ohio

American Civil War Museum of Ohio
American Civil War Museum of Ohio
Tiffin, Ohio  |  (419) 455-9551
The American Civil War Museum of Ohio features artifacts, dioramas, mannequins, audio-visual tools, hands-on experiences, and informational displays about Ohio's role in the Civil War and its impact on the current generation of American people.

The National Museum of the Great Lakes
The National Museum of the Great Lakes
Toledo, Ohio  |  (419) 214-5000
The National Museum of the Great Lakes educated and entertains visitors about the importance of the Great Lakes to our national story through breathtaking photography, over 300 incredible artifacts, a number of powerful audiovisual displays and 40 hands-on interactive exhibits.

Ohio Veterans Home Military Museum
Ohio Veterans Home Military Museum
Sandusky, Ohio  |  (567) 998-3947
The Ohio Veterans Home Military Museum collectes and displays artifacts, pictures, books and more from the Spanish American War to the current day wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Central Ohio

Motts Military Museum
Motts Military Museum
Groveport, Ohio  |  (614) 836-1500
The Motts Military Museum educated the public not he importance of America’s military past through the documentation, collection, interpretation and preservation of tangible artifacts and personal stories on the men and women who served and are serving in the United States Armed Forces. The 5,100 square foot museum and surrounding grounds display numerous military vehicles, military aircraft and authentic war artifacts ranging from the revolutionary war to today.

National Veterans Memorial and Museum
National Veterans Memorial and Museum
Columbus, Ohio  |  (614) 362-2800
The National Veterans Memorial and Museum preserves, shares and celebrates the personal experiences of our nation’s Veterans, past and present, from all branches of service and from all eras of conflict and peacetime service.

Ohio History Center
Ohio History Cente
Columbus, Ohio  |  (614) 297-2300
The Ohio History Center is the headquarters of the Ohio History Connection. Its mission is to spark discovery of Ohio's stories by embracing the present, sharing the past and transforming the future. The museum features over 60,000 square feet of exhibit galleries.

Southwest Ohio

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
Cincinnati, Ohio  |  (513) 287-7000
Cincinnati Museum Center is a one-of-a-kind, multi-museum complex housed in Union Terminal, a historic Art Deco train station and National Historic Landmark. Museum Center's major offerings at Union Terminal include the Cincinnati History Museum, the Cincinnati History Library and Archives, the Duke Energy Children's Museum, the Museum of Natural History & Science and the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater. The Museum Center’s collection encompass more than 1.8 million artifacts, art works and archives.

Miami Valley Military History Museum
Miami Valley Military History Museum
Dayton, Ohio  |  (937) 267-7628
The Miami Valley Military History Museum perpetuates and preserves the memory of the veterans of our Armed Forces past, present, and future. The permanent military history museum is a repository for artifacts and research materials ranging from the Revolutionary War to today.

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
Dayton, Ohio  |  (937) 255-3286
The National Museum of the United States Air Force is the oldest and largest military aviation museum in the world. The Museum collects, researches, conserves, interprets and presents the Air Force's history, heritage and traditions through more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles on display -- many rare and one-of-a-kind -- along with thousands of historical items and powerful sensory exhibits that bring history to life and connect the Wright brothers' legacy with today's stealth and precision technology.

Southeast Ohio

Campus Martius Museum
Campus Martius Museum
Marietta, Ohio  |  (740) 373-3750
Exhibits at the Campus Martius Museum trace the early settlement of Ohio, as well as later migrations of rural Ohioans to cities and industrial centers.

Southeast Ohio History Center
Southeast Ohio History Center
Athens, Ohio  |  (740) 592-2280
The International Women's Air & Space Museum collects, preserves, and showcases the history and culture of women in all areas of aviation & aerospace; educating people of the world about their contributions; and inspiring future generations by bringing the history to life.

The Works
The Works
Newark, Ohio  |  (740) 349-9277
The Works is a complex of museum buildings that fills an entire city block with fun hands-on exhibits featuring local history, art, science, and glassblowing.