Lorain county historical society center - Italianate style house

Lorain County History Center

284 Washington Avenue, Elyria, OH 44035

Explore the fascinating stories of Lorain County’s past in the graceful rooms of the Horace Starr House, home to the Lorain County History Center. This Italianate-style mansion, completed in 1857, is the oldest remaining residence on Elyria’s Washington Avenue. The History Center has exhibit galleries, a small bookstore, and a research library (appointments required for research). All floors are accessible by elevator.

Admission is FREE for all self-guided visitors. Donations are appreciated.

The History Center is open Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. For group tours, please contact us at (440) 322-3341 or education@lchs.org.

LCHS Hickories House

The Hickories

509 Washington Avenue, Elyria, OH 44035

Tour The Hickories and “Meet the Garfords”, the family for which this beautiful house was built. Construction began in 1894 and was completed in 1896. Guided tours take approximately 45 minutes and require the ability to climb stairs.

Tours are offered Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 1:00 PM. Other times may be available by appointment. Click the button below to book your tour!

Tour Fees: Adults $5; Students & Children $3, Under 6 FREE; LCHS Members FREE.

Interested in a group tour? Contact LCHS at (440) 322-3341 or education@lchs.org.

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