The Spafford House

Home of the Perrysburg Area Historic Museum

Toledo Time Travels  |  01/25/2020 1:00 pm

It took twelve years to remodel the oldest standing wood frame home in Perrysburg to open the Spafford House Museum. The early American Greek Revival house was originally built by Aurora Spafford, son of Perrysburg founder Amos Spafford, in 1823, the year Perrysburg Township was founded.  Referred to as a “half-house” (two and a half rooms deep with a Shaker-type interior) by the Ohio Historical Society, the house was moved a few feet from its original foundation during restoration. Otherwise, it appears unaltered on its lot in the Spafford Land Grant just west of Fort Meigs and above the extinct river town of Orleans of the North. 

Today the Spafford House features beautifully restored rooms arranged with original furnishings, clothing, and hand-crafted fixtures. Local residents have donated period artifacts for exhibit dating back to the 1790’s. There is a room dedicated to first responders and members of the armed services from the Perrysburg area, as well as a room dedicated to Native American artifacts. The second floor features a one-room schoolhouse display.

More information for planning your visit is available at the Perrysburg Area Historic Museum at the Spafford House.

Plan Your Visit

What: The Spafford House Museum

Where: 27340 W River Rd, Perrysburg, Ohio; (419) 931-0910

Hours: April 1st - November 15; Friday and Saturday: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm; Sunday: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm and Thursday by appointment.

For the Kids: The museum hosts programs and exhibits throughout the year that may interest kids. The many clothes and artifacts will definitely catch their attention.

Cost: Adults: $5.00; Senior Citizens: $4.00; High School Students: $4.00; Grade School Students: $3.00; under 5-years old: Free

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