Welcome back to the American Sign Museum. We would like to share with you steps we have taken to prepare for your visit, including health and safety protocols outlined by the Ohio Department of Health's Responsible Restart Ohio.
Enjoy your visit!
Advanced Timed-Entry Tickets are required. We cannot admit groups larger than 10 at this time.
Due to significantly reduced capacities, we require purchasing timed tickets before your visit. With advanced ticket purchases, simply print your tickets at home or present your e-ticket on your smart phone. Reservation confirmations will include a specific time to arrive and information about what to expect on your visit. Please arrive at the Museum within the time block listed on your ticket and then enjoy the Museum at your lesiure.
What protocols are in place to ensure the health and safety of guests and employees?
To ensure your personal safety and community health, we require the following protocols:
Are face masks required?
Yes. To ensure personal safety and community health, all guests are required to wear a face covering over their nose, mouth, and chin for the duration of the visit.
Can I use cash to purchase tickets or Gift Shop merchandise?
For your personal safety and health, we recommend using credit or debit cards as we strive to offer a low-touch experience. However, we will accept cash.
The health and safety of our guests and staff are paramount at all times. When visiting, you will find the following protocols in place:
- Visitor capacity reduced at or below 25% occupancy at any time.
- Social-distancing markers in place at the visitor entrance, admissions, and elsewhere.
- Acrylic panels in front of the admissions desk.
- Enhanced cleaning of high-touch surfaces throughout the day.
- Hand-sanitizer units stationed throughout the building.
- All guests are required to wear masks. Disposable masks available at the Front Desk.
We are learning right along with you about how to best operate to keep each other safe and healthy. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.
**An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is extremely contagious. In the interest of your personal safety and community health, please observe all the precautions listed above**
Visit the American Sign Museum
The American Sign Museum is 20,000 square feet of more than a century of American signage. From early, pre-electric signs adorned in goldleaf, to the earliest electric signs, to beautiful art-deco neon, to the modern plastic-faced sign, the museum covers it all. Expect to spend at least an hour exploring the history of this always-seen, but virtually unnoticed, industry. Stroll down your personal memory lane!
Free - Members
$15 - Adult
$10 - Seniors (65+)
$10 - Youth (13 - 18)
$10 - Military/First Responder
Three Children (12& Under) are free with each paid adult. Limit of three children per each paying adult.
*Please note these rates do not apply to field trips and private tours.
FOOD & DRINK
For the safety of the collection, food and drinks are not permitted in the exhibition areas.
Visitors are welcome to:
·Take casual photos for personal use only;
· Use cell phones and tablets;
· Post images from their visits on personal social media sites as long as they are not used for profit.
All professional cameras including models with detachable lenses, film cameras, as well as equipment such as tripods, selfie sticks, and ring lights, will not be allowed inside the Museum.
Cell phones and tablets are the only devices permitted for photography during normal hours of operation.
If Museum staff notices visitors with the prohibited equipment, the visitor will be asked to return the equipment to their vehicle for storage.
Visitors may not:
·Bring a designated photographer to shoot portrait-style photography*;
· Distract or block other guests from enjoying the collection;
· Touch any of the signs or objects in the collection;
· Sell or publish images taken at the ASM. Stock photography and retail items containing images of the Museum's collection are never permitted.
ASM staff have the authority of approach and verify the intent of photography and to enforce the photography policy. If any individual/group does not comply with the above conditions, the ASM reserves the right to deny permission to photograph and may request the individual/group leave the premises and forfeit their admission fee.
The ASM is happy to work with pre-arranged photography groups. Please refer to the sidebar for information on scheduling a private or commecial shoot.
*The ASM defines portrait photography as: all posed portraiture with a designated professional or amateur photographer, whether the photographer is paid or unpaid. Examples of portrait photography include: wedding, engagement, senior portrait, family portrait, headshots, model shoot, proposal, anniversary, etc. The ASM reserves the right to further define portrait photography on a case-by-case basis.
**Due to social distancing requirements the daily, in-person Guided Tours are temporarily cancelled. We invite you to enjoy the same tour highlights with the self-guided audio tour.**
Virtual Group Tour
Looking for your virtual book club, friends night, or cocktail party activity? Tour the Museum virtually with your group during an online guided tour. A member of the Museum staff will join your group on the video chat platform of your choice for a 45-60 minute tour that will feature a video tour of the Museum as well as additional stories about the collection and plenty of time for questions.
Vitrual tour session fee: $40 for members to book for their group; $55 for non members to book for their group
For more information and to book your virtual group tour, please contact Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-701-2185
The Museum is accessible for those with limited mobility. The entire collection resides on one floor that's easy to navigate. The Museum does not have wheelchairs or motorized carts available; however, guests can bring their own. There are chairs throughout the Museum as well. Certified service animals are welcome; however, we ask that all non-certified animals remain at home.
Guests who may have difficulty with blinking or flashing lights will need to use discretion.
To access the Museum from north of Cincinnati, take I-75 South to exit 3, Hopple Street. Turn right at the exit. Then turn right onto Colerain Avenue. Then take a left on Monmouth Avenue. The Museum’s parking lot is at the first entrance on the right, through the black gate.
To access the Museum from south of Cincinnati, take I-75 North to exit 3, Hopple Street. Turn left at the exit. Then turn right onto Colerain Avenue. Then take a left on Monmouth Avenue. The Museum’s parking lot is at the first entrance on the right, through the black gate.
To access the Museum from downtown Cincinnati, take Central Parkway north. Turn left at Monmouth Avenue. Continue on Monmouth, through Colerain Avenue. The Museum’s parking lot is at the first entrance on the right, through the black gate.
Please be sure to double check that the address you are using is for 1330 Monmouth Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45225. Some GPS may try to take you to the Monmouth Ave in Kentucky.
The Museum has a free parking lot. There is also street parking available on Monmouth Avenue. Handicapped parking spaces are along the side of the building, closer to our side lobby entrance. Buses and motor coaches must park on Monmouth Avenue, without blocking the entrance to NeonWorks of Cincinnati.