American Civil War Museum of Ohio
Collecting, preserving, and interpreting the American Civil War
Our Hours:


 Noon - 4PM

After hours by appointment only!!

217 S. Washington
Tiffin, OH 44883

ANY Group or After Hours Tours 
​Must be booked in advance . 
Please click on the Group Tours Form and submit the information to us! 


Welcome to the American Civil War Museum of Ohio, please have a look around our website. The museum offers great experiences for individual or groups. Large groups are encouraged to call in advance for arrangements so that we have extra volunteer staff on hand to better accommodate your group's needs. 

Our museum offers eight exhibit rooms with hands on exhibits for adults and children designed to enhance your experience and knowledge of the Civil War and Ohio's role in it. Please call with questions, or begin planning your visit today! With the 150th anniversary of the Civil War here, there will be plenty of events and activities to see!


Wednesday - Saturday  
Noon - 4 PM


Adults $6.00  
  Seniors (55+) $5.00  
Students $3.00
  Children (under 6) Free
ACWMO Members Free

We sometimes accommodate a Group* and/or an after hours tour, this is dependent upon the availability of volunteers and the size of the group. You must make a request for the date, time, size of group, well in advance by using our Group Tours Form listed in the left hand column. It is recommended that you try your best to schedule during our hours of operation. 

PLEASE NOTE: Groups are of 20 + people, age 6 on up.

The American Civil War Museum of Ohio is a nonprofit

501 (c) (3) public charity.

All donations are tax deductible.
The American Civil War Museum of Ohio 

We will be closed to the public Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11 due to preparations for the fundraiser. ***************
​* During the Winter months, please be aware that if Seneca County is under a Level 1, 2, or 3 weather emergency/alert the museum will be closed. Use the big red button on the HOME page to find out the Emergency Level. We want all of our volunteers and visitors to be safe! The American Civil War Museum of Ohio is entirely staffed by volunteers. If you have any questions, please check our website or our Facebook page. 

We are now open and looking forward to our Annual Fundraiser. Come be a sponsor

This year "A Civil War Musical Revue" 
April 11, 2015   6-9PM

The American Civil War Museum of Ohio presents its Third Annual Fundraiser

A Civil War Musical Review presenting Steve Ball and Lisa Williams, on Saturday, April 11, 2015 will be held at The American Civil War Museum of Ohio. This is our 3rd annual fundraiser and we are delighted to have Steve and Lisa who are well known, not only in Ohio but across and throughout the Civil War community. 

Heavy hors d’oeuvres representative of the North and South from Civil War recipes will add to the extravaganza for all to learn about this important time in our history and a way to support this special museum in your community. 

The evening will start at 6pm with heavy hors d’oeuvres and an open bar with time to view our new exhibits before the musical portion of the evening begins at 7:30 pm. The price is $50 per person. You need to make your reservation by March 28th, 2015. 

Steve Ball and Lisa Williams

Steve Ball is a Musician and Historian from Columbus, Ohio. He has been playing the guitar and studying the American Civil War from the age of 12. His interest in music and the history of the Civil War, led Steve to develop a Presentation on the Music of the American Civil War. His Presentation includes the history of the Civil War and the history of the music composed relating to the Civil War. Steve performs all of the songs discussed in his 

Presentation on an authentic vintage Martin guitar. As an experienced performer, Steve is honored to have played for numerous historical events, historical societies, and Civil War Roundtables in Ohio and 5 other states. Some of his recent events include the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the Civil War Music Heritage in Wyndham, New York, the Annual Music Weekend in Gettysburg and Seminary College in Gettysburg. 

Steve is also a Collector and Researcher of vintage instruments, particularly 19th Century Martin guitars, and sheet music of the Civil War.
Most recently, Steve has also developed a Presentation on the Life and Music of Stephen Collins Foster.

On occasion, his Fiancé, Lisa Williams, joins Steve. Lisa studies the piano, focusing on classical music. Recently she has learned to play the upright bass. Whenever possible, Lisa will accompany Steve on the upright bass and add vocal harmony.

Together, Steve and Lisa sincerely appreciate and enjoy the opportunity to play for audiences of all types and sizes. They both agree that the best part of playing music is seeing someone smile. 

If you are interested in attending, donating, sending a check for your reservations or need more information:
The American Civil War Museum of Ohio
217 S. Washington St.
Tiffin, OH 44883