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 large Italianate-style mansion, completed in 1857, is the oldest remaining residence on Elyria’s Washington Avenue. The History Center has exhibit galleries, a research library, and a bookstore, all accessible by elevator.
Tours of the History Center are self-guided and admission is FREE.
Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
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 by appointment.
Tour Fees: Adults $5; Students & Children $3, Under 6 FREE; LCHS Members FREE
Contact LCHS at (440) 322-3341 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a tour.