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American Sign Museum

American Sign Museum

Location

1330 Monmouth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45225
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Hours

10 am to 4 pm Wednesday-Thursday with guided tours at 11 am and 2 pm; Noon to 4 pm Sunday with guided tours at 2 pm.

Rates

$15 adults, $10 seniors, students, active duty military and groups of 10 or more.

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Call 513-541-6366
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About

Take a walk down Memory Lane and experience a public sign museum covering the full range of American signage. At the American Sign Museum, you’ll get a personal tour guided by the museum’s founder, Tod Swormstedt.

Swormstedt is the former editor of the sign industry journal, Signs of the Times, which celebrated its 100th anniversary of continuous publication in May, 2006. The 1-1/2 hour guided tour takes you through a century of sign history, beginning with the fancy goldleaf glass signs so popular at the beginning of the last century, through the pre-neon era of lightbulb signs, to neon’s heyday in the 1930s-1940s, and on into the funky 1950s era of rotating globes and flashing lightbulb-studded arrows.

You’ll learn about neon—how it works and when it was introduced to the U.S. You’ll witness spinning sputnik-like signs from bygone eras. And you’ll see handpainted showcards from the Las Vegas days of Frank Sinatra and Charo. Come and visit the only sign museum in the country for a fun and educational experience!

Free on-site parking available.

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1330 Monmouth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45225
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