National Parks Around Worthington

Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers

National Monument

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Throughout his life, Charles Young overcame countless obstacles in his ascent to prominence. In spite of overt racism and stifling inequality, Young rose through the military ranks to become one of the most respected leaders of his time. A well-rounded man with a steadfast devotion to duty, Young led by example and inspired a generation of new leaders.

A view of the main park building from U.S. 42 in front

Weather

The park lies in a humid continental zone with a generally temperate climate. Winters are mildly cold with average temperatures around 29 degrees (F). Summers are hot and humid with an average temperature around 74 degrees (F). Average annual total rainfall is just under 40". Snowfall in the winter is generally light with an average total snowfall of about 22".

Driving Directions

"Youngsholm" is located in Wilberforce, Ohio near Wilberforce University. It is situated less than one mile west of the Wilberforce University and Central State University campuses on U.S. Route 42 at 1120 US Route 42 E. More directions to Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers.

Operating Hours

Park operations are dependent upon staff availability. Currently, the house is only available for visitation by appointment only. Please visit the Contact Us page to call the park and make an appointment to visit. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. You can view the searchable park Calendar to see what events are planned or visit our social media pages to stay up-to-date on current park happenings.

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Entrance Fees

No Entrance Fees: There are no fees to enter the park when it is open to the public.

Contact

Physical Address:
1120 U.S. Route 42 E
Wilberforce, OH 45384

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 428
Wilberforce, OH 45384

Phone Number: 9373526757

Cuyahoga Valley

National Park

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Though a short distance from the urban areas of Cleveland and Akron, Cuyahoga Valley National Park seems worlds away. The park is a refuge for native plants and wildlife, and provides routes of discovery for visitors. The winding Cuyahoga River gives way to deep forests, rolling hills, and open farmlands. Walk or ride the Towpath Trail to follow the historic route of the Ohio & Erie Canal.

a close up view of Blue Hen Falls

Weather

Spring's rain and warming temperatures bring new leaves on trees, blooming wildflowers, and visitors anxious get out on the trail. Summer temperatures range from 49 to 95 degrees F and can be humid. Dressing in layers is advisable. Fall temperatures can range from low 70s during the day to freezing during the night. Fall foliage often peaks in mid-October. Winter weather conditions can rapidly change, due to the lake effect snow from Lake Erie. Temperatures vary from mid-30s to below zero.

Driving Directions

Plane Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and Akron-Canton Regional Airport offer many daily flights to the area. Car rentals are available at both airports. Bus & Train Bus stations are located in downtown Cleveland and Akron. The Amtrak station is in downtown Cleveland. Car The park is easily accessible by car from all directions. A good place to start your visit is at Boston Store Visitor Center located at 1550 Boston Mills Road, Peninsula, Ohio 44264. (81° 33.512' W) (41° 15.803' N). More directions to Cuyahoga Valley.

Operating Hours

Cuyahoga Valley National Park is open everyday, 24 hours a day with the following exceptions: Virginia Kendall Ledges, Octagon, and Lake close from dusk until morning opening.

Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: All Day
Thursday: All Day
Friday: All Day
Saturday: All Day
Sunday: All Day

Entrance Fees

Entrance: There is no entrance fee.

Contact

Mailing Address:
15610 Vaughn Road
Brecksville, OH 44141

Physical Address:
1550 Boston Mills Road
Peninsula, OH 44264

Phone Number: 3306572752

David Berger

National Memorial

This site honors the memory of David Berger, an American citizen who was one of 11 Israeli athletes killed at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany. David had no expectations of winning a medal but joined the Israeli weightlifting team to realize his dream - a dream which ended tragically. The Memorial is dedicated to his memory and the memory of the ten other athletes.

The David Berger Memorial Sculpture

Weather

The weather at David Berger Memorial is typical of Northeastern Ohio: four distinct seasons. Spring's rain and warming temperatures bring new leaves on trees and blooming wildflowers. Summer temperatures range from 49 to 95 degrees F and can be humid. Fall temperatures can range from low 70s during the day to freezing during the night. Fallcolor peaks mid-October. Winter weather conditions can rapidly change. Temperatures vary from mid-30s to below zero.

Driving Directions

The David Berger National Memorial is located on the grounds of the Mandel Jewish Community Center of Cleveland. More directions to David Berger.

Operating Hours

The grounds of the Mandel Jewish Community Center of Cleveland do not close and access to the David Berger Memorial is always available. The National Park Passport stamp for the David Berger Memorial is available at the membership desk of the center during open hours. In observance of Shabbat, the desk at the Mandel JCC is closed Friday afternoons after 4 pm, all day Saturday and on some Jewish holidays. Hours the remainder of the week are Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m., and Sundays, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: All Day
Thursday: All Day
Friday: All Day
Saturday: All Day
Sunday: All Day

Entrance Fees

Entrance: There is no fee to visit the memorial.

Contact

Mailing Address:
c/o Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Brecksville, OH 44141

Physical Address:
26001 South Woodland Road
Beachwood, OH 44122

Phone Number: 3306572752

Dayton Aviation Heritage

National Historical Park

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Three exceptional men from Dayton, Ohio, Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright and Paul Laurence Dunbar, found their creative outlet here through accomplishments and failures, and finally success. However, these men offered the world something far greater, they offered the world hope, and the ability to take a dream and make it a reality.

The Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center as viewed from Williams St.

Weather

The park lies in a humid continental zone with a generally temperate climate. Winters are mildly cold with average temperatures around 39 degrees (F). Summers are hot and humid with an average temperature around 74 degrees (F). Average annual total rainfall is just above 41". Snowfall in the winter is generally light with an average total snowfall of about 25".

Driving Directions

From I-75, take U.S. Route 35 West (Exit 52b). Keep right and follow signs for State Route 4/Germantown. Turn slightly right onto S. Williams St. Continue to Fourth Street & turn right and proceed into parking lot on your left. Visitor Center will be directly next to parking lot. More directions to Dayton Aviation Heritage.

Operating Hours

The park operates on seasonal hours with limited days and times for the winter season. The winter seasonal hours of operation are for the period November 6th, 2017 through March TBD, 2018 at the park's two main visitor centers, Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center and Huffman Prairie Interpretive Center.

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Entrance Fees

No Entrance Fees: There are no entrance fees to Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

Contact

Mailing Address:
16 South Williams Street
Dayton, OH 45402

Physical Address:
16 South Williams Street
Dayton, OH 45402

Phone Number: 9372257705

Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis

National Historic Site

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The Battle of Fallen Timbers was the culminating event that demonstrated the tenacity of the American people in their quest for western expansion and the struggle for dominance in the Old Northwest Territory. The events resulted in the dispossession of American Indian tribes and a loss of colonial territory for the British military and settlers.

A panoramic image of the monument site.

Weather

The weather at Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis is typical of Northern Ohio: four distinct seasons. Spring's rain and warming temperatures bring new leaves on trees and blooming wildflowers. Summer temperatures range from 49 to 95 degrees F and can be humid. Fall temperatures can range from low 70s during the day to freezing during the night. Fallcolor peaks mid-October. Winter weather conditions can rapidly change. Temperatures vary from mid-30s to below zero.

Driving Directions

The Battlefield in Maumee Ohio at the intersection of US23/I-475 and US24 (Anthony Wayne Trail). A parking lot and visitors center are located on Jerome Road, where the 1.4 Northwest Territory Trail loops through the wooded area where the 1795 Battle of Fallen Timbers took place. More directions to Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis.

Operating Hours

Hours of operation for Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site are set by the Metroparks of the Toldeo Area. Normal operating hours for all parks are 7 a.m. until dark every day of the year.

Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: All Day
Thursday: All Day
Friday: All Day
Saturday: All Day
Sunday: All Day

Entrance Fees

Entrance: There is no fee to visit the three sites associated with Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site.

Contact

Physical Address:
Battlefield is at Intersection of US23/I-475 and US 24
Maumee, OH 43537

Mailing Address:
Metroparks of the Toledo Area
Toledo, OH 43615

Phone Number: 4194079700

First Ladies

National Historic Site

Two properties, the home of First Lady Ida Saxton McKinley and the seven story 1895 City Bank Building, are preserved at this site, which honors the lives and accomplishment of our nation's First Ladies. The site is managed by the National Park Service and operated by the National First Ladies Library.

a front view of the Ida Saxton McKinley House

Weather

The weather at First Ladies National Historic Site is typical of Northeastern Ohio: four distinct seasons. Spring's rain and warming temperatures bring new leaves on trees and blooming wildflowers. Summer temperatures range from 49 to 95 degrees F and can be humid. Fall temperatures can range from low 70s during the day to freezing during the night. Fallcolor peaks mid-October. Winter weather conditions can rapidly change. Temperatures vary from mid-30s to below zero.

Driving Directions

The First Ladies National Historic Site is located in downtown Canton, Ohio. Free parking is available behind the Saxton House or at our gated lot on the corner of Market Avenue South and 3rd Street SW (entrance from Market Avenue South). More directions to First Ladies.

Operating Hours

Monday: CLOSED, no tours, gift shop open 9 a.m - 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday: Tours at 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30 & 2:30 p.m Sunday: CLOSED For tour reservations call 330-452-0876, ext. 320. Reservations are required for groups of 6 or more and highly recommended for all to insure you will get the tour time of your choice. Large groups (10 or more) should make special arrangements by contacting or emailing 330-452-0876 x 313 or mearly@firstladies.org

Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: All Day
Thursday: All Day
Friday: All Day
Saturday: All Day
Sunday: All Day

Entrance Fees

General Adult: Admission for one adult. Gated parking is free of charge. Code given upon reservation. Cost: $7

Senior: Admission for one Senior (age 62 and older). Gated oarking is available free of charge. Code given upon reservation. Cost: $6

Child: Admission for one child (under the age of 18). Gated parking is free of charge. Code given upon reservation. Cost: $5

National Park Pass: Admission per person with National Park Pass. Cost: $4

Contact

Mailing Address:
By Mail: National First Ladies Library 205 Market Avenue South
Canton, OH 44702-2107

Physical Address:
By Mail: National First Ladies Library 205 Market Avenue South
Canton, OH 44702-2107

Phone Number: 3304520876

Hopewell Culture

National Historical Park

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Earthen mounds and embankments forming huge geometric enclosures grace the landscape of the Ohio River Valley. These monumental structures were built by Native American hands almost 2,000 years ago. Hopewellian people gathered at these earthworks for feasts, funerals and rites of passage. Come learn about these sacred spaces and reflect upon the lives of these American Indians.

Three visitors to the park reading an interpretive sign

Weather

The park lies in a humid continental zone with a generally temperate climate. Winters are mildly cold with average temperatures around 30 degrees (F). Summers are hot and humid with an average temperature around 75 degrees (F). Average annual total rainfall is just under 38". Snowfall in the winter is generally light with an average total snowfall of less than 24".

Driving Directions

Take U.S. 23. Exit U.S. 23 at State Route 207 and turn right. Continue on S.R. 207 for 2 miles until it merges with S.R. 104 (Make no turns, continue straight on road as it turns into S.R. 104). Follow S.R. 104, turn left into park (approximately 1.8 miles past the S.R. 104 & S.R. 207 intersection), follow entrance road to visitor center. More directions to Hopewell Culture.

Operating Hours

Hours for the Mound City Group visitor center building. Open every day of the week except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Monday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Sunday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM

Entrance Fees

No Entrance Fees: There are no entrance fees to any of the five park sites.

Contact

Mailing Address:
16062 State Route 104
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Physical Address:
16062 State Route 104
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Phone Number: 7407741126

James A Garfield

National Historic Site

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A front porch can serve many purposes. For some, a place to enjoy the breeze on a warm summer night. For others, a perch from which to keep eyes on what's happening in their neighborhood. In 1880, James Garfield used his front porch as a platform to greet thousands of well-wishers during his presidential campaign. Today, the porch serves as a gateway to the story of the Garfield family.

Carriage House entrance from the south

Weather

Winter tends to be cold with snow and ice from January - early March. Summers are comfortable, but can be humid and reach into the 90's. There is a 300 yard walk between the Visitor Center and Garfield home; visitors are advised to check weather conditions prior to their visit.

Driving Directions

From Interstate 90 - exit at Route 306 and head north to Route 20. East on Route 20 about 1.5 miles. Site is on north side of Mentor Avenue. From Route 2 - exit at Route 306 and head south to Route 20. East on Route 20 about 1.5 miles. Site is on the north side of Mentor Avenue. More directions to James A Garfield.

Operating Hours

The Visitor Center and Garfield Home are open seasonally: May - October daily 10am-5pm. Timed tours of the Garfield Home are offered during open hours. Tour times vary each day, but the last tour of the day is always at 4:15pm.

Monday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Entrance Fees

Entrance Fee: Visitors 16 years and above are $7/person. There is no charge for parking. The entrance fee allows each visitor to take a guided tour of the Garfield Home. Visitors 15 and under are free. Cost: $7

Youth 15 and under: Youth ages 15 and under are FREE!

Contact

Mailing Address:
8095 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH 44060

Physical Address:
8095 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH 44060

Phone Number: 4402558722

National Aviation

Heritage Area

Aviation is chock-full of tradition & history and nowhere will you find a richer collection of aviation than here, the birthplace of aviation. From the straightforward bicycle shops that fostered the Wright brothers' flying ambitions to the complex spacecraft that carried man to the moon, the National Aviation Heritage Area has everything you need to learn about this country’s aviation legacy.

Visitor center building in background with plaza in foreground

Weather

The National Aviation Heritage Area lies in a humid continental zone with a generally temperate climate. Winters are mildly cold with average temperatures around 39 degrees (F). Summers are hot and humid with an average temperature around 74 degrees (F). Average annual total rainfall is just above 41". Snowfall in the winter is generally light with an average total snowfall of about 25".

Driving Directions

The National Aviation Heritage Area has multiple sites located throughout eight counties in the Dayton, Ohio and western Ohio area. Please be sure to visit a specific National Aviation Heritage Area website for directions and/or maps to each location. More directions to National Aviation.

Operating Hours

While this website is not meant to be an exhaustive resource for all of the National Aviation Heritage Area partners and organizations, there is an official partner organization (National Aviation Heritage Alliance) which operates a separate and full-functioning website with a plethora of site information. Visit National Aviation Heritage Alliances' webpage for up-to-date information, directions and breaking news for all of the historical sites and member organizations.

Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: All Day
Thursday: All Day
Friday: All Day
Saturday: All Day
Sunday: All Day

Entrance Fees

Entrance Fees Vary: The National Aviation Heritage Area is comprised of many sites. While some sites are free of charge to the public, others may have entrance fees and/or event or participation fees. Please check on the specific National Aviation Heritage Area site prior to your visit. Cost: $1

Contact

Physical Address:
16 South Williams St.
Dayton, OH 45402

Mailing Address:
16 South Williams St.
Dayton, OH 45402

Phone Number: 9372257705

North Country

National Scenic Trail

Come to the North Country. Trek the hills and valleys. Lakes and streams remain from glaciers that molded the landscape 10,000 years before. Experience clear-flowing water, the red and gold of autumn, a fairyland of snow, tall grass prairies, and distant horizons. From New York to North Dakota, you're never far from a great outdoor adventure. Experience your America at a walking pace.

Hiking on trail

Weather

With the trail going through over 4,600 miles through seven states from the Northeast to the Great Plains, weather along the trail can be highly variable. You could be subject to any kind of weather or temperature related emergency depending on your location and the season. Be careful to protect yourself from heat-related illnesses and hypothermia while out on the trail. Be mindful of lightning, severe storms, and other environmental hazards common to the “North Country.”

Driving Directions

When complete, the North Country National Scenic Trail will be approximately 4,600 miles long. Currently, over 2,000 miles of trail are complete and waiting for you to use. Trail headquarters is based in Lowell, Michigan. Find North Country Trail Association's Maps and Trails Data to help you get there at https://northcountrytrail.org/trail/maps. More directions to North Country.

Operating Hours

The North Country Trail is generally open at all times and during all seasons. There may be area or seasonal closures at the discretion of the local land owner or manager. Please contact local managers or the North Country Trail Association at (616) 897-5987 x1 for the latest trail closures.

Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: All Day
Thursday: All Day
Friday: All Day
Saturday: All Day
Sunday: All Day

Entrance Fees

Fees: No fees are charged for hiking on the trail but fees may be required for parking, camping, or entrance at various sections along the trail. http://www.nps.gov/noco/planyourvisit/fees.htm

Contact

Mailing Address:
PO Box 288
Lowell, MI 49331

Physical Address:
219 E. Main Street
Lowell, MI 49331

Phone Number: 6163197906

Perry's Victory & International Peace

Memorial

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Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial was established to honor those who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie, during the War of 1812, and to celebrate the long-lasting peace among Great Britain, Canada and the U.S. The Memorial, a Doric column, rising 352 feet over Lake Erie is situated 5 miles from the longest undefended border in the world.

352 foot Doric Column silhouetted by sunrise

Weather

Summer months can be extremely hot and humid, with occasional and sudden severe thunderstorms. Fall and spring are pleasant with cool temperatures and brisk winds. During the Winter the Memorial and Visitor Center are closed.

Driving Directions

Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial is located within the Village of Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island. The most common way to reach the island is by the Jet Express or Miller Boat Line ferries. When traveling east, use Ohio Turnpike to US 250 north to SR 2 west. When traveling west, use Ohio Turnpike to SR 53 north to SR 2 east. From SR 2 take the SR 163 exit OR the ST 250 exit for the Jet Express passenger ferry, OR take the SR 53 exit for Miller Boat Line vehicle and passenger ferry. More directions to Perry's Victory & International Peace.

Operating Hours

The Visitor Center is open daily from May 20 through October 1. From October 1 through October 23 the park is open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. ***The Observation Deck, Rotunda and Plazas will be inaccessible during 2017 while the Memorial Column is cleaned and repaired.***

Monday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Tuesday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Friday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sunday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM

Entrance Fees

Adult Entrance Fee: The fee grants access to the Memorial's Observation Deck 317 feet above Lake Erie. The Visitor Center and grounds have no admission fee. Cost: $7

Youth Entrance Fee: Youth 15 years or younger are not charge entrance fees.

Contact

Mailing Address:
PO Box 549
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456

Physical Address:
93 Delaware Avenue
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456

Phone Number: 4192852184

William Howard Taft

National Historic Site

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High atop one of Cincinnati's most prominent hilltops stands the two-story Greek Revival house where William Howard Taft was born and grew up. Hard work, a good education, and an interest in civic duty are attributes that made the Taft family outstanding leaders over the years. The environment that shaped Taft's character and philosophy is highlighted on a visit to the site.

A cardboard cutout of Taft against the wall

Weather

The park lies in a humid continental zone with a generally temperate climate. Winters are mildly cold with average temperatures around 48 degrees (F). Summers are hot and humid with an average temperature around 77 degrees (F). Average annual total rainfall is just under 40". Snowfall in the winter is generally light with an average total snowfall of less than 12"

Driving Directions

From I-71 north; Take Exit 2 (Reading Road and Eden Park Drive). Stay in right lane; turn left at first stoplight onto Dorchester Avenue, and go to the top of the hill. Turn right on Auburn Avenue and go 1 ½ blocks to the site. Park will be on the right. From I-71S, take Exit 3 (Taft Road). Follow Taft Road westbound. Go 0.75 mile to Auburn Avenue. Turn left and go 0.5 mile to the site. Park will be on the left. More directions to William Howard Taft.

Operating Hours

The park is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Monday: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Tuesday: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Wednesday: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Thursday: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Sunday: 8:00AM - 4:00PM

Entrance Fees

No Entrance Fees: There are no entrance fees to the park.

Contact

Physical Address:
2038 Auburn Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45219

Mailing Address:
2038 Auburn Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45219

Phone Number: 5136843262