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The Lorain County History Center

The Lorain County History Center located in the renovated Horace Starr House, a large Italianate-style mansion. The house and its accompanying carriage house were both built in 1857 and are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
The History Center hours are Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $5 per adult and ages 13 to 18, $3.00 and children 6 to 12, $2.00 (Children under six and LCHS Members are free). Group tours of 10 or more are welcomed and are $4 per adult. Please call (440) 322-3341 to schedule a tour.


The Lorain County History Center contains seven galleries, a research library, administrative offices, and a gift shop. Two floors of the facility are open to the public, with ADA accessibility. One of the major exhibit galleries is dedicated to rotating exhibits. Appropriate climate, lighting, and security controls have been provided in all exhibit galleries.
Become a member of LCHS and visit the History Center for free!