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Fulton County Historical Museum & Depot


The Fulton County Museum is housed in an 1868 Romanesque Revival two-story brick building that originally housed Wauseon’s first high school, and later, the county’s first hospital. The county historical society, which operates the museum, was established in 1883 by the first pioneering settlers and is the 13th oldest in the state. Experience thirteen rooms that showcase permanent historic exhibits of hidden historical gems.

Listen to locally written abolition hymns of the Underground Railroad movement in the county, see the crackling campfire of local Civil War soldiers, investigate who was living in each township during the war on an 1858 map, and search relative’s names from the county’s GAR roster in a temporary exhibit designed to honor the war’s sesquicentennial. The museum’s extensive collection of Civil War era artifacts are the impressive centerpiece of this exhibit.


Two blocks south of the museum, visit the society’s other museum, the Wauseon Depot.  A collection of items from Fulton County’s railroad past, which included 6 steam lines and two electric inner urban lines, is on display inside the depot. Watch and listen to an O-scale working model railroad display that highlights Fulton County’s railroad 1920s hay-day. 


229 Monroe Street

Wauseon, Ohio 43567

Phone Number(s)

Local Number: (419) 337-7922

E-mail Address(es)


Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Special Hours:




Adults: 4.00 - 4.00
18 and over
Seniors: 3.00 - 3.00
55 and over
Students: 2.00 - 2.00
under 18

Accepted Forms of Payment

American Express, Cash, Debit Card, Discover, Mastercard, Visa




Museum Special Exhibit "Hell and Homefront: Civil War Through Fulton County Eyes 1864"


1868 Wauseon High School, 1905 Hospital, 1969 Museum Building

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