Explore Miami County’s Past

August 18, 2020

Explore some of the historical sites that still have a huge impact on Miami County today. Centuries later people are still able to experience what used to be! Take a step into the past at the following locations:

STOP 1: Bradford Railroad Museum
The late 1800s brought the railroad through Bradford. This small village is proud of their railroad heritage and happy to share their love of the rails. Interactive exhibits at the museum and the BF Interlocking Tower invite guests to experience the railroader life.

STOP 2: Johnston Farm & Indian Agency
In the early 1800s, the Miami-Erie canal was an efficient way to transport goods long distances. Right here at Johnston Farm, along a restored section of this important canal system, you can still hop aboard the General Harrison canal boat and take a journey through history.

STOP 3: Historic WACO Field & Learning Center
Weaver Aircraft Company was the largest manufacturer of civil aircraft in the US in the late 1920s and early 30s. Today, at this historic field you can take a flight and soar through the skies in one of these aviation marvels.

STOP 4: Indian Creek Distillery
Famous for quality rye whiskey in the late 1800s, prohibition in 1920 brought distillery production to a screeching halt. The distillery has been resurrected by 6th generation descendants who are proud to share the history and the spirits made from those original copper stills.

STOP 5: Troy-Hayner Cultural Center
This former home of Mary Jane Hayner, built in 1914, has housed the Troy Public Library and now serves as the arts and culture center of Miami County. Take classes in arts, dance, music and more, wander through the mansion viewing the latest exhibit, or enjoy one of the many community concerts which are free and open to the public.

STOP 6: Overfield Tavern Museum
1808 was a time when the small settlement of Troy, Ohio was on the great frontier. This tavern was a gathering place for social and government purposes. The two-story Federal style square-hewn log building in Troy. Take a tour to see its collections or attend one of the many events throughout the year.

Don’t stop here! See a list of other attractions in the county as well as places to stop and eat along the way during your historic journey.