Allen County Museum

& Historical Society

Welcome to the Allen County Museum & Historical Society

    Whether you’re an avid museum visitor, a serious historical researcher, or just looking for an enjoyable time out, the Allen County Museum has something for everyone.  Our campus includes the main Museum (including the Children’s Discovery Center), the 1893 Victorian MacDonell House, log house, John H. Keller Railroad Archives, and the Elizabeth M. MacDonell Memorial Library.  We invite you to come and explore the past.  Group tours and school field trips are welcome - call us to book your tour.

     Please note that I-75 will be undergoing road construction throughout 2015.  Follow this link for up-to-date information about traffic and closures.


Contact Us

  1. 620 W. Market St.

  2. Lima, Ohio  45801

  3. 419-222-9426



    1-5 PM, Tues - Fri

  1. 1-4 PM, Sat - Sun

  2. Closed Mondays &

  3.    Holidays


  MacDonell House  $3

    [Children 8 and under free]

    Members free

  Museum - $5

     suggested donation

Calendar of Events

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Accredited by the

American Alliance of Museums

Thank you OhioTraveler for the STANDOUT Award!