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Spring Hill Historic Home, Massillon

#193 of 257 in Museums in Ohio
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
Spring Hill Historic Home is a nearly 200 year old home rich in local history. Spring Hill was built in 1821 by Thomas Rotch, who also founded the town of Kendal in 1812. Kendal later became part of Massillon. Thomas and Charity Rotch were Quakers who were very involved in Native affairs in the area as well as the Underground Railroad. There are documents proving that fugitive slaves were actually hidden on the farm at Spring Hill. When Thomas and Charity died the house and farm were taken over by their friend and employee Arvine Wales. Arvine continued to be involved in the betterment of the community. Three generations of Wales lived in the home. The last Wales, Irene McLain Wales, turned the home over to Spring Hill Historic Home, Inc in the 1970s.
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  • We had our daughters Bridal Shower here and it was beautiful. The staff was very nice and helped in everyway they could. The only draw back was no air conditioning. They had plenty of fans and...  more »
  • The tour guide was very informative! It was very hot and humid today 88+ and both guides were accomidating offering cool towels and cold water. We learned a lot and enjoyed ourselves.  more »
  • A must see!! Known as one of the Historical Homes for the Underground Railroad. Important part of our history. The last Friday of the month. For an outdoor event with vendors!! Come and see this hidden quaint gem in our State of Ohio!!!
  • Great programs although sparse. Needs more community use.

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