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Middletown History & Heritage

Middletown, Ohio history is vast and features many museums and memorials throughout, reminding visitors of days gone by. The Canal Museum in Middletown lies on the former route of the Miami-Erie Canal and showcases displays of the canal and the early industry of Middletown, Ohio history.

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Canal Museum

1605 N. Verity Pkwy. Middletown OH 45042
Location: Middletown
The Canal Museum is located on the route of the Miami-Erie Canal, which was operational from 1825 - 1929. Constructed in 1982, the Canal Museum presents displays that feature the Miami-Erie Canal and
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Highlands Historic District

Central Ave. to Superior Ave. Middletown OH 45044
Location: Middletown
The Highlands Historic District features over 60 architecturally distinctive homes, with the oldest built in 1894 by Charles Goldman.
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Historical Society of Madison Township

7301 Hetzler Rd. Middletown OH 45042
Location: Middletown
The Historical Society of Madison Township is a group interested in collecting and preserving the history of the families in Madison Township. The goals are to compile a historical record of the
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Shartle House/Middletown Historical Society

120 N. Verity Pkwy. Middletown OH 45042
Location: Middletown
Located on historic South Main Street, this 1836 building houses the Society headquarters with three rooms of rotating exhibits and a permanent art gallery.
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Sorg Opera House

57 South Main Street Middletown OH 45044
Location: Middletown
The Sorg Opera House, located in Downtown Middletown, debuted its first opera, "The Little Tycoon", in 1891. Several famous vaudeville performers including Marie Dressler, Sophie Tucker, and Will
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South Main Historic District

S. Main St. Middletown OH 45044
Location: Middletown
The South Main Historic District's 18th and 19th century restored homes bring back the grandeur of an industrial Middletown. In 1974, it was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The
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Veterans Memorial

1401 S. Woodside Blvd. Middletown OH 45042
Location: Middletown
A project that began in 2001, the Middletown Veterans Memorial is located within Woodside Cemetery and Arboretum, and honors all Middletown and surrounding area veterans.
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Woodside Cemetery & Arboretum

1401 S Woodside Blvd Middletown OH 45011
Location: Middletown
Recipient of the National Grounds Maintenance Grand Award for Cemeteries in 1993-1994, the Woodside Cemetery & Arboretum has over 5,000 annual flowers; 5,000 fall pansies in plant beds and large pots;
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