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.  Take a virtual visit below.

We continue to monitor the situation regarding COVID 19 and continue to rely on updates from the Governor’s Office.  Currently, all our sites remained closed.  We are working behind the scenes to ensure that when we are able to open, we can do so in a way that protects our guests and staff.  We miss you and look forward to seeing you soon!

Introducing Camp AH-HA! where At Home History Adventures begin!  Check our daily postings of projects for you and your children to do together to keep the learning going Click here to begin your Camp AH-HA experience!

  • 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.

  • Our Archives

    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!

What’s new at Heritage Sylvania?

Programs move on line with Camp AH-HA

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March 18 Lecture Postponed. Rescheduled for fall.

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We’d like to thank our newest business member Reeb Funeral Home, located on Main Street in Sylvania, whose  goal is to ease the burden for individuals who have endured a loss and to shed a bit of light on their darkest hour.   We thank Reeb for their membership and support of our educational programs.