Ohio Open Doors is back, the very successful statewide event that opens the doors to dozens of sites that connect Ohioans to their past.

The event takes place between September 9 to September 18, during which time building and landmark owners and operators open to the public for special tours and programs – all at no charge. It’s an opportunity to celebrate Ohio’s architecture and history.

North central Ohio is well represented, with nine sites open in Ashland, Crawford, and Richland Counties. 

Five historic sites in Galion will take part on Saturday, Sept. 10. Each site will be open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. (the Library will open from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.).

The Galion sites are:

· Hayden-Helfrich Annex Building – 331 East Railroad Street

The Galion History Center will open its annex building which houses large artifact displays focusing on Galion’s industrial heritage.

· Galion Big Four Depot – 127 North Washington Street

Learn about Galion’s railroad heritage! Friends of the Big Four will offer guided building tours of the Depot. 

· The Gill House – 342 Harding Way West

Preserving Galion will host tours of the landmark house designed by noted architect Louis Kamper and visited by Thomas Alva Edison and Henry Ford.

· Galion Community Theatre – 137 Harding Way West

Visit the theatre for an inside look at what goes into a stage production and find out about upcoming events. 

· Galion Public Library – 123 North Market Street

See an original Carnegie library. 

All Ohio Open Doors events are free.

While you visit Galion, be sure to stop and eat at our local restaurants located in the Uptowne District: Bistro 217, China Garden, Three Bean Coffee House, and Whistle Stop Café. 

A full listing of events and activities available here.