Tours to begin at Springhill

Tours to begin at Springhill

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Spring Hill Historic Home’s walk-in tour season will be Saturday, June 4 through Labor Day weekend. Guided tours occur on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m., starting on the hour at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Spring Hill Historic Home is a documented Underground Railroad site, recognized by the National Park Service’s Network to Freedom program and the Ohio Friends of Freedom Society for Thomas and Charity Rotch’s involvement in abolitionist activities, in what was previously known as the town of Kendal. The historic home also is the only remaining home of Massillon-area founders that still appears as it was when it was built circa 1821.

Guests will tour three floors of the historic home, transitioning through history from the 1820s to the mid-1900s. After the passing of Thomas and Charity Rotch, the home was purchased by their friend, farmhand and executor Arvine Wales I, whose family lived in the home for three generations since 1829. Wales played an integral role in the growth of education in Massillon.

Tour admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and veterans, and $3 for students. Children age 6 and under are free. Spring Hill is a registered Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to active-duty military personnel and four family members. Free admission also is offered to those who show their SNAP/EBT card as part of the Museums for All program.

Prior registration is not required on these weekends, but visitors can choose to purchase tickets online at