Lancaster and Fairfield County have a rich history, and that's reflected in the number of cultural attractions downtown. You can reach downtown Lancaster from the trail by following Broad Street north from Cenci Park.
There are 5 museums and an open-air museum/park in downtown Lancaster all within a few blocks of the corner of Broad and Main Streets.
On the northwest corner of Broad and Main is an open air museum/park - Zane Square/Veterans Park. This area hosts a memorial to our Fairfield County Veterans. Also in the park is a statue of our most famous veteran, General William Tecumseh Sherman. A cannon presented to the citizens of Lancaster by General Sherman can also be found here.
To the east, you'll find the Sherman House Museum at 137 E. Main St., boyhood home of General Sherman and his brother John Sherman, congressman, senator, cabinet secretary, and author of the Sherman Antitrust Act.
Next door to the Sherman House is the 1835 Reese-Peters House, home to the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, featuring a wide variety of decorative art exhibitions throughout the year.
A half block west of Broad & Main is the Ohio Glass Museum at 124 W. Main St., showing off Lancaster's (and Ohio's) rich history as a center of the glass industry. The Glass Museum includes a glass blowing studio demonstrating the art.
Two blocks north of Broad & Main will take you to the Georgian Museum at 105 E. Wheeling St., a restored 1830s example of American and Georgian architecture.
Three blocks south of Broad and Main you'll find AHA! A Hands on Adventure at 315 S. Broad St., a children's museum dedicated to stimulating young minds with fun and educational activities.
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Lancaster Heritage Trail route