The Daniel Hertzler House Museum

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Located in George Rogers Clark Park
930 South Tecumseh Road, Springfield, Ohio 45506
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Admission: $8 for adults; $3 for students in grades 9+; $1 for students grades K-8
Open Sundays,  June to August, 1:00-3:00 p.m. and for special events. Tours by reservation as requested.

 

Step Back in Time to 19th Century Clark County! Get to know what Pre-Civil War life was like through the eyes of a local legend, Mennonite pioneer and wealthy entrepreneur Daniel Hertzler. Hertzler was a 19th century corporate king and a money-lender who owned a grist mill, saw mill, brick distillery, whiskey distillery and over 1,000 acres of farmland.

Hertzler’s wealth and status would ultimately lead to foul play and Mr. Hertzler’s demise. Experience the mystery – piece it together for yourself and investigate the house’s unsolvable murder while on your tour.

Throughout the year the Hertzler House offers seasonal programs, including:

  • Discounted admission during the Fair at New Boston in September: $5 for adults; $1 for all students
  • A Hertzler Holiday Celebration during the Christmas Season.
  • An Evening of Historical Haunting during October, which includes a spooky tour of the house, campfire stories, costumed historical figures, a hayride through the park, and refreshments.
  • Living History Day Camp during the month of June for children in the 4th & 5th grades. Children experience the life of a child living in the 1880’s.

Class Tours:

Guided tours are a great way to immerse students in 19th century living. Costumed tour guides bring the Hertzler House to life, recreating the lavish 19th century home of Daniel Hertzler before the day of his mysterious murder. Any program can be customized to fit Ohio’s K-12 Academic Content Standards. Schedule in advance for small groups, or whole or multiple classroom-sized tours.

The Hertzler House is owned by the Clark County Park District and managed by the Hertzler House Museum Advisory Committee. For more information regarding tours and programs at the Hertzler House, please contact the Clark County Park District at 937-882-6000 or info@clarkcountyparkdistrict.org.