This museum, located in West Fork Park, is the repository of historical artifacts and records of the contributions of the many German-Americans who have made Cincinnati the great place it is today.
The Museum is closed during the Winter season, but available by appointment.
Begining May 13, 2012 the Museum will be open Sundays from 1:PM-5:PM.
Click HERE for photos of opening day (September 23, 2000).
You can contact the museum staff at:
German Pioneer Museum
4764 West Fork Road
Cincinnati, OH 45247
or call (513) 598-5732
German Heritage Museum serves as the focal point in presenting and displaying German-American culture. This museum is the first of its kind in the region, and a testament to the many contributions German immigrants and their descendants have made toward the building of the Ohio Valley and America. The museum focuses especially on representing the long history of German-Americans in the Greater Cincinnati area, which became, and remains one of the major German-American centers in the United States. In addition, displays also showcase the activities of the twenty organizations currently under the umbrella of the German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati, founded in Cincinnati in 1895.
The building materials for the German Heritage Museum were donated to the German-American Citizens League by the Feist family of Delhi Township. The museum had an earlier life as a log house, built around 1840. The entire house was moved, piece by piece, to West Fork Park and has been reconstructed as the German Heritage Museum.
Click HERE for more pictures of the museum going up.
Click HERE for additional construction pictures taken September 11, 1999.
German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati Deutsch-Amerikanische Bürger-Liga von Gross-Cincinnati