Heritage Sylvania has multiple sites open to the public. The Historical Village, Cooke-Kuhlman House and Lathrop House are must-see destinations in Northwest Ohio. But the downtown Sylvania area isn’t just for history buffs! With a central location convenient to plenty of shopping, art galleries and dining, we can promise your visit to the surrounding area is well worth the trip. Visit us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for upcoming events and details.
Hours and admission
Heritage Center Museum/Cooke-Kuhlman Home
The Heritage Center Museum/Cooke- Kuhlman Home located at 5717 Main Street is now open Saturdays from 11:00 – 2:00 and Sundays from 1:00 – 4:00. Admission is always free but we always appreciate donations. Mask wearing is strongly encouraged inside the Museum for those that have not been vaccinated.
Historical Village Buildings
The Village is open to the public for special events throughout the year. Additionally we are open by reservation for school and adult groups. Visit our Events page for more details
The Lathrop House
The Lathrop House, located at 5416 Main Street. Starting July 11, the Lathrop House will be open Sundays from 1:00 until 4:00. Mask wearing is encouraged for all guests who have not been fully vaccinated.
There is no admission charged to visit the Lathrop House, the Historical Village or the Heritage Center Museum during regular open hours. We do accept free will donations at the door.
We do charge admission for group tours. Please visit our Educational Resource page for details. Educational Programs page
Our archives are a rich treasure trove of local history. You can arrange a visit to view the collections by contacting us through email us through our contact form or call 419-517-5533.
The Historical Village is located on Main Street behind Element 112 Restaurant a few hundred feet north of the intersection of North Main Street and Maplewood in downtown Sylvania.
The Heritage Center Museum, Heritage Sylvania Main Office and archives are located at 5717 Main Street directly across from Reeb Funeral Home.
The Lathrop House is located in Harroun Park on Main Street, just south of the intersection of Main Street and Monroe Street. Enter the parking lot for Harroun Park directly across from St. Joseph Catholic Church. The House is located at the far end of the parking lot.
Parking and accessibility
There is free parking in the south side lot in front of the Historical Village. Free parking is also available in the shopping district south of Maplewood and along Main Street.
Free parking is available at the Lathrop House.
Much of the village terrain is relatively flat with paved walkways and most buildings are accessible to wheelchairs. The first floor of the Heritage Center Museum/Cooke-Kuhlman House and the main exhibit space in the Lathrop House are wheelchair accessible.
Visit Historic Downtown Sylvania
While you are here, visit the other great things Sylvania has to offer. Visit the Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce website at www.sylvaniachamber.org or the Downtown Sylvania Association at www.downtownsylvania.org to learn more about the exciting activities happening in our neighborhood.