Hamilton County Museum

Find Hamilton County Ohio museums, such as art museums and galleries, childrens museums, natural history museums, science centers and discovery museums. Museums provide exhibits related to modern and fine arts, history, science and nature, dinosaurs, engineering and more.


American Classical Music Hall of Fame & Museum 1225 Elm Street Cincinnati OH 45202 513-621-3263


American Sign Museum 1330 Monmouth Avenue Cincinnati OH 45225 513-541-6366

Asili Museum & Institute 2621 Victory Parkway Cincinnati OH 45206 513-861-2621

Betts House Research Center 416 Clark Street Cincinnati OH 45203 513-651-0734

Camp Dennison Civil War Museum 7509 Glendale Milford Road Camp Dennison OH 45111 513-576-6327

Christian Waldschmidt Homestead & Civil War Museum 7567 Glendale Milford Road Camp Dennison OH 45111 937-382-3041

Cincinnati Art Museum 953 Eden Park Drive Cincinnati OH 45202 513-721-2787

Cincinnati Aviation Heritage Society Museum 262 Wilmer Avenue Cincinnati OH 45226 513-407-3104

Cincinnati Fire Museum 315 West Court Street Cincinnati OH 45202 513-621-5553

Cincinnati History Museum 1301 Western Avenue Cincinnati OH 45214 513-287-7000

Cincinnati Museum Center 250 West Court Street Cincinnati OH 45202 513-527-6340

Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame 100 Main Street Cincinnati OH 45202 513-765-7576

Cincinnati Skirball Museum 3101 Clifton Avenue Cincinnati OH 45220 513-487-3098

Geier Collections & Research Center 760 West 5th Street Cincinnati OH 45203 513-287-7063

German Heritage Museum 4764 West Fork Road Cincinnati OH 45247 513-598-5732

Hauck House Museum 812 Dayton Street Cincinnati OH 45214 513-721-3570

Hillel Jewish Student Center Gallery 2615 Clifton Avenue Cincinnati OH 45220 513-221-6728

Loveland Castle Museum 12025 Shore Drive Loveland OH 45140 513-683-4686

Maneki Neko Museum 2511 Essex Place Cincinnati OH 45206 513-633-3923

Museum Gallery - Gallery Museum 1218 Sycamore Street Cincinnati OH 45202

About Museums

Who owns Museums?

Many Museums are owned and operated by private non-profit organizations established specifically for the purpose of running the Museum. Some cities and other local governments own Museums. Universities and colleges frequently own and operate Museums, which are often related to some area of research important to the institution. Museums may also be owned by businesses, foundations, and other private entities.

How are Museums funded?

Museums rely on four main categories of funding: government grants, private donations, earned revenue, and investment income. Earned revenue comes from programs, retail sales, and rentals. A relatively small portion comes from admission fees, as some Museums are free and many try to keep admission fees low to make Museum collections accessible to the public.

How many Museums are there in the U.S.?

Including Museums of all specialty and discipline types, there are estimated to be more than 35,000 Museums in the United States.