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Visit Hardin County Historical Museums, Inc

Where the light of our past, brightens our future!

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Kenton Cast Iron Toys

Kenton is home to the famous Kenton Cast Iron Toys! Known for their high quality, this factory provided jobs for the people in Kenton from 1889-1952. The makers of the Gene Autry cap pistol, Kenton Toys are known throughout the world!

The Bravest of the Brave

Jacob Parrott, the first Medal of Honor recipient, lived and working in Kenton after the Civil War. Come learn about his role in the Great Train Robbery! Also come and hear the story of Delano Moray, a man who risked his life to save his fellow soldiers, thus earning him the Medal of Honor.


Native American and Pioneer History

Explore the early history of Hardin County and the Native Americans who lived here. Learn about early settler life and the hardships faced by those who moved through the Ohio Territory. Learn about Simon Kenton and Daniel Boone as well as The Prophet and Tecumseh.

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223 N Main St. Kenton, OH 43326

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Opening Hours

Tuesday 1:00pm-4:00pm
Wednesday 1:00-4:00pm
Thursday 1:00pm-4:00pm

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