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Hamilton History & Heritage

Hamilton, Ohio history and heritage is another reason this community is a great stop on your Butler County getaway. Enjoy visiting the Lane Hooven House, a restored octagonal home built in 1863. Or, take a trip to the Solider, Sailors, and Pioneers Monument, located at the 1790's site of Fort Hamilton, featuring colorful windows, amazingly detailed architecture and a 17-foot Civil War soldier proclaiming victory on top of the sculpture. Taking an interactive tour of Hamilton's historic landmarks lets you see the highlights of Hamilton, Ohio history using the city's digital booklet: Walking Tours of Historic Hamilton, Ohio.

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Benninghofen House

327 N. 2nd St. Hamilton OH 45011
Location: Hamilton
The Benninghofen House portrays the lifestyle of a prominent businessman and his family during the latter 19th century, as Hamilton developed into an industrial center. Original architectural details remain throughout the interior of this National Register buildings and offers a wonderful glimpse of...
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Butler County Courthouse

101 High Street Hamilton OH 45011
Location: Hamilton
One of Butler County's foremost active landmarks, this grand four-story structure was built between 1885 and 1889 with Corinthian columns and a mansard roof. The Courthouse is an outstanding example of Second Empire architecture and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The...
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Butler County Historical Society

327 N. 2nd Street Hamilton OH 45011
Location: Hamilton
The Butler County Historical Society maintains the Benninghofen House as a museum, with house and furnishings representing the lifestyle of a wealthy family during the Victorian Era and Age of Industry. BCHS manages an adjacent archive that offers extensive original and secondary materials relating...
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Butler County Veterans Memorial

20 New London Rd. Hamilton OH 45013
Location: Hamilton
This memorial sits in Butler County's Veterans Park and contains over 700 names of local Armed Services heroes from World War I to the present. This park features a retired Howitzer Cannon and also holds the Michael J. Colligan Lodge.
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Dayton Lane Historic District

712 Dayton St. Hamilton OH 45011
Location: Hamilton
The Dayton-Lane Historic District encompasses homes of Hamilton's prominent industrialists. Featuring more than 200 structures represent architectural styles from the last quarter of the 19th century. The 1868 Titus Atlas of Butler County shows that the area contained within the district was only...
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German Village Carriage House

131 Village St Hamilton OH 45011
Location: Hamilton
Built for the adjacent Long-Alstatter Mansion and beautifully restored for the German Village Historic district; complete kitchen, sound system, and gardened brick patio.
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German Village Historic District

Vine St. & Dayton St. Hamilton OH 45011
Location: Hamilton
German Village is a nine-block historic district located immediately north of Hamilton's central business district, and adjacent to the Great Miami River. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1991. It was the first residential development outside of Fort Hamilton....
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Greenwood Cemetery

1602 Greenwood Avenue Hamilton OH 45011
Location: Hamilton
Hamilton's original burial ground, established in 1848, is a prime example of the rural cemetery movement of the first half of the nineteenth century. Listed in the Department of Interior's National Register of Historic Places, Greenwood is noted for its fine collection of marble statuary and large...
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Hamilton Lane Library

300 N. Third Street Hamilton OH 45011
Location: Hamilton
Built in 1866, Hamilton Lane Library was an early free public library west of the Alleghenies, and was a gift to Hamilton from industrialist Clark Lane. This architecturally stunning octagonal building houses a modern library collection and the Cummins Local History Room that focuses on the city’s...
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Heritage Hall

20 High St. Hamilton OH 45011
Location: Hamilton
Formerly the Hamilton Municipal Building, Heritage Hall displays exhibits highlighting the City of Hamilton, as well as Butler County's history through photographs, illustrations, and other materials. Heritage Hall is also home to the Robert McCloskey Museum that features memorabilia, original...
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