Vintage Adventures Near Columbus, Ohio

From hand-pressed glass to quirky furniture finds to indulgent delights, treat yourself to local finds galore inside the charming vintage shops and antique boutiques around downtown Cambridge’s Wheeling Avenue.

Our region has a proud legacy of craftsmanship passed down through generations. For more than 50 years, family-owned Mosser Glass has hand-pressed classic and contemporary glass in a variety of styles and colors. The National Museum of Cambridge Glass in downtown Cambridge has been home to an excellent collection of local glassware produced by The Cambridge Glass Company from the early to mid-20th century.

Open April through October, (and during Dickens Victorian Village) the museum features more than 10,000 pieces of its early glassware, plus educational activities, videos, a gift shop and more. Those looking for even more deals from decades past browse the aisles at Black Cat Vintage, which boasts 8,000 square feet of space featuring more than 50 vendors. Alley Cat Antiques Store also curates timeless treasures, from furniture and signs to vintage toys and jerseys. Looking for a bit of cozy small town life to bring home with you? Country Bits offers collectibles, clothing, hobbies and décor from local makers.

There are just over 100 historic Carnegie Libraries sprinkled throughout Ohio, the result of 79 early 20th century grants from the Carnegie Foundation in New York. Our personal favorite, of course, remains the Guernsey County Public Library, designed by renowned Columbus architect Frank Packard. And at the Guernsey County History Museum, visitors explore a 190 year-old, 16-room home museum containing antique furnishings, products and personal items from Guernsey County, including a display of an authentic one-room schoolhouse and a lifelike replica of an 1890s coal mine.

We want everyone to feel at home in Guernsey County – and for some people, that means learning about their local roots. Sign up to “find your roots” at Guernsey County Genealogical Society. This nonprofit organization promotes genealogy through preservation, education and research.

To learn more about these points of interests and upcoming events to attend, check out Visit Guernsey County to plan your next trip.