The Grand River Historical Museum functions as a time capsule using everyday objects and images to tell stories--not exquisite antiques and expensive collections--but rather the bits and pieces collected from the daily lives of the men, women, and families who built our community. With 9,600 square feet of exhibit space, the museum allows visitors to re-connect with the early history of the region. We believe that visitors who are able to reach out and embrace the past will be better wardens of the future.
Just ring the doorbell!
The curator is normally at the museum.
Open Year Round
Normal Days & Hours
Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Closed Easter and Christmas
Tours By Appointment
The museum may not open during periods of inclement weather
during the winter months.
Cell Phone Tours
Dial 660-240-3001 and follow the instructions. We have made the "numbered stops" to look like slices of bread since Chillicothe is the Home of Sliced Bread! You may either follow them arithmetically - 1, 2, 3 etc. - or find an exhibit you want to learn more about and begin. You can also tune in to the tour from your home! Just dial the telephone number and listen in.
Location & Directions
From U.S. Highway 65 (Washington Street) - Go west on Bryan Street and turn north on McNally Street. You'll see the museum straight ahead. For a map, press below.