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Ohio Glass Museum, Lancaster

(4.7/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
The establishment of the Ohio Glass Museum incorporated in 2002 reflects the importance of glass in the history and development of Lancaster and Fairfield County's financial stability from 1888 to present. Because of the abundance of natural resources including natural gas and sand in this area, the establishment of the glass industry was a logical step in utilizing those resources. In fact, in 2003 Lancaster was designated the "Pressed Glass Capital" of Ohio by the State Legislature.
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  • Learned about the numerous Ohio glass manufacturing companies as well as a tour of the unbelievable blown glass. The highlight of the tour was the glass blowing demo, watched as a stunning vase create...  more »
  • Changing displays of local art glass, a movie on the history of glass making in the US and in Lancaster, and live glass blowning demonstrations. VERY complete and enjoyable.  more »
  • Great overview of the wide variety of beautiful and industrial glassware produced in Ohio. Who would have thunk it? Wonderful pieces beautifully displayed. The docent giving the tour was excellent, ex...  more »
  • A very eclectic and informative place to take the family. You can learn a lot about the way glass is made and even make your own decoration out of glass. Plus my mom works there and she's awesome :-)
  • Outstanding venue! Talented glass blowers and great staff. An absolute pleasure to visit.
  • I had purchased some of the small glass pumpkins on a trip to Lancaster last year and wanted another one to add to my collection (I live in Montana). I spoke with Mary Travis, one of the volunteers at the museum. After a phone call explaining what I was looking for, she worked with the glass blower at the museum and a few short days later I received the perfect pumpkin in the mail! The process could not have been easier nor the results more delightful! Thank you so much to Mary and the OGM for helping me out!
  • I had to go here for my Ohio graduation tests and the people are so sweet. After one of my tests I was standing in the lobby with other students waiting for our rides and I was the only one standing and one of the ladies comes out and says the other ladies needed my help with something. And I was fully expecting to move a table or something, I go in, and she is standing there with a fold up chair and asks me to take it out into the lobby and use it until my ride arrived, which I did, and when it arrived I returned my chair. That is my story. But other than that just a amazing place to go, some very cool things there. And was perfect for my tests. She also told us students if we wanted to come for a tour to tell them she sent us and we would get a free tour. Sweetest lady ever!
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