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Vent Haven Museum, Fort Mitchell

#75 of 125 in Museums in Kentucky
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Vent Haven Museum is the world's only museum of ventriloquial figures and memorabilia. Its collection contains more than 900 ventriloquist figures from twenty countries as well as hundreds of photographs and other pieces of memorabilia related to ventriloquism, including replicas of figures used by Edgar Bergen. The museum is in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, five miles south of Cincinnati. It opened in 1973.
Vent Haven Museum was founded by William Shakespeare Berger, a Cincinnati businessman and amateur ventriloquist. Berger amassed the collection from the 1930s until his death in 1973.
The museum is open seasonally from May 1 to September 30 by appointment only. It is also open to those attending the Vent Haven ConVENTion.
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  • It's a shame that Vent Haven doesn't have more reviews. It's one of the more unique museums I have seen, and I have seen a lot of unusual museums around the world. It takes a little planning as you...  more »
  • This tour was AMAZING! Lisa was so knowledgeable and gave us so much information and little known facts. Loved this experience!!  more »
  • My daughter and I and our friends Terri and Scott visited the Vent Haven Museum this morning and had a 5 star experience! Fantastic collection of vintage to modern ventriloquist performance figures, photographs, props, posters and more from the world of ventriloquism. I hesitate calling them dummies because each figure has a story to tell, a unique personality, and a partner that they shared the stage and adventures with. Our personal tour guide was Lisa Sweasy the Curator / Director of the museum. Needless to say Lisa is incredibly knowledgeable on the history of the museum, it’s founder, William Shakespeare (W. S.) Berger, the collection of 900 plus figures, and the art and craft of ventriloquism. We were part of a small group of about 12 so there was plenty of opportunity to learn about ventriloquism and ask questions. I highly recommend you visit Vent Haven Museum! Call and schedule a tour with this unique one of a kind museum soon.
  • Absolutely wonderful worth the trip Lisa is a fantastic tour guide. Don't miss this gem!

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