Historic Sites & Attractions

Don't Miss These Historic Sites!

There are so many stories to tell about the history of Athens County, and thanks to community members' passion for preservation and restoration, many of those stories are still with us. 

Athens County Historical Society & Museum

Athens County Historical Society & Museum

History buffs and the slightly curious alike can enjoy the Athens County Historical Society and Museum. With fantastic exhibits year round there are always new stories to discover.

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Athens County History Geotrail

Athens County History Geotrail

There are NO coins left for the History GeoTrail! However, caches are still active and you can complete the puzzle for fun.

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Covered Bridges

Covered Bridges

Athens County's three covered bridges are tucked away on scenic backgrounds and surrounded by rolling hills and winding creeks. Don't miss the Blackwood Bridge, the Kidwell Bridge, or the Palos Bridge.

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Eclipse Company Town

Eclipse Company Town

An old mining town, The Eclipse Company Town is just two miles north of Athens and Ohio University off of US 33 and Johnson Road near The Plains. Or ditch the car and take the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway straight there.

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Indian Mounds

Indian Mounds

Athens County's first residents left their mark. Adena Indian mounds are sprinkled throughout Athens County. Visit one and touch a piece of living history.

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Little Cities of Black Diamonds

Little Cities of Black Diamonds

Many of Southeast Ohio's coal mining boom towns still stand today. Tour the Little Cities of Black Diamonds and discover Athens County's rich past. Glouster, Trimble, Millfield, Sugar Creek and Buchtel are just a few of the little cities that were once flourishing economic centers for coal miners and their families.

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Robbins Crossing

Robbins Crossing

A completely restored 1850'-era Ohio Village, Robbins Crossing is an interactive way to give yourself or the kids a great history lesson. Talk to villagers, watch the blacksmith at work, or stop into the General Store.

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Stuart's Opera House

Stuart's Opera House

From 1879 to 1924, Stuart's Opera House was home to touring vaudeville, melodrama and minstrel shows, and the entertainment hot spot for Nelsonville and surrounding coal mining communities. Today the theater has been completely restored and brings in talented acts all year round.

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