Welcome to Heritage Sylvania: Your Bridge to the Past — Your Path to the Future! We are a non-profit, multi-site history experience located on Main Street in the heart of Sylvania’s beautiful Historic Downtown.
The Historical Village
features several original and recreated historic buildings which traces the early history and community life of our region.
The 1850s Lathrop House
is the only Underground Railroad Site in Northwest Ohio open to the public.
The 1915 Toledo and Western Train Engine
along with the 1920s Wooden Caboose and original Sylvania Depot Building showcase the ties to our rich railroad past.
is a treasure trove of items that detail the big events and everyday life of our ancestors.
The Heritage Center Museum/Cooke-Kuhlman Home
is the early 20th century home and office of Dr. Uriah Cooke.
We invite you to explore the past with us. From adult tours to student programs, classes to lectures, Community Days to Celebration of Freedom, exhibits to hands on experiences, we engage audiences of all ages. You’ll hear the stories of the past and how those connect to our present.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Heritage Sylvania!