Whether you are a glass collector, a history buff or are just looking for a unique road trip, then Guernsey County has just the ticket for you! Cambridge features a unique glass factory and a museum honoring our glass industry.
In the early 1900s, Guernsey County, and particularly Cambridge, became known worldwide for its production of quality glass, mainly from The Cambridge Glass Company. Today, Cambridge glass is a much sought-after collectible. The company produced thousands of designs and color combinations, considered one of the finest quality glassware lines in the world.
Visitors to the National Museum of Cambridge Glass may take a guided tour through two display rooms that are frequently rotated with historic and iconic glass pieces. The Sample Room features the original door and shelving from the factory and is decorated with Cambridge glassware as it may have appeared in the original Sample Room at the Cambridge Glass Company. The second room features glass from the period based on a theme from private collectors’ collections.
The History of Glassmaking is represented using mannequins in 1100 square feet of exhibits with a mock furnace, tools, molds, and other items involved in the manufacturing process of fine handmade glassware. Within this area, visitors can see an etching table, a decorating area, and an engraving/cutting area.
An original movie, made by The Cambridge Glass Company in the 1940s, is available for viewing during the tour. The museum offers a gift shop where visitors may purchase small glass items and select from a variety of library books for research. Open April through December: Wednesday – Saturday 9 a.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.
Since 1971, Mosser Glass has manufactured the highest quality glassware. A blend of beauty and fine craftsmanship, Mosser Glass is open for free guided tours Mon.-Fri. 8-10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The showroom and retail store features glassware and gift items offering a unique blend of traditional and modern designs. Hours for the showroom at Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.