PLAN YOUR VISIT

MUSEUM HOURS & ADMISSION

WINTER HOURS

1-5 p.m. TUESDAY-FRIDAY

1-4 p.m.  SATURDAY 

CLOSED SUNDAYS & MONDAYS

CLOSED ON MAJOR HOLIDAYS

Admission to the Museum is free to the public. A suggested donation of $5 per person

supports programs, exhibits, and collections. 

MACDONELL HOUSE

Located at 632 West Market Street, adjacent to the Allen County Museum, the 1893 Victorian "MacDonell House" once occupied a prime location on what was known as the "Golden Block," so named for the opulent homes and their wealthy owners - as well as a time of great economic growth and prosperity in Allen County. The Oil Boom of northwest Ohio began in 1885 in Lima. The boom brought great investment into the area, not just in oil, but in many related businesses causing unprecedented growth. At that time, the 600 block of Market Street was on the edge of town and the newly developing neighborhoods were growing along the major transportation corridors into town. Today, the MacDonell House is one of the few remaining examples of Victorian architectural elegance that once marked the "Golden Block." Designed by architect Frank M. Leech, 

and built by Lima businessman Frank Banta, the house is an example of Victorian Shingle-Style architecture. It contains three floors and seventeen rooms. The third floor was originally a billiard room but was later converted into a ballroom.

Admission is $3 per person for adults and children 9 and up. Members and children under 8, admission is Free

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HANDS-ON CHILDREN'S DISCOVERY CENTER

More information coming soon!

LOG HOUSE

More information coming soon!

CHILDREN'S GARDEN

More information coming soon!

HOURS

Tuesday - Friday 

  1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

   We encourage those at risk to start

    the afternoon with us at 1:00 p.m.

 

Saturday

  1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m .

   We encourage those at risk to start

    the afternoon with us at 1:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays, Mondays And Major Holidays

     The Children's Discovery Center is not open       yet but does have Take It and Make It crafts.

The MacDonell House is open with limited numbers for each tour.

  The Library is open by appointment only.   

ADDRESS

 620 West Market Street 

Lima, OH  45801

(419) 222-9426

ADMISSION

Museum:   Suggested Donation  $5

MacDonell House:   $3 charge

for non-members 9 & over

 

 

 

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