Now in its third century, Youngstown has seen and done it all...from its early agricultural roots, to its evolution into an industrial powerhouse and cultural melting-pot, and onward to its post-industrial re-invention. Youngstown's vibrant history, memories, and stories are kept alive through several outstanding history museums and attractions.
History Museums & Attractions
Greystone – a magnificent 1905 Arts & Crafts style mansion is preserved today as The Arms Family Museum; features many historical exhibits, including the youth-oriented Anne Kilcawley Christman Hands-On History Room.
A working, water-powered grist mill, built in 1845; view exhibits and see the 19th century mill machinery in action; gift shop includes stone-ground flour for sale, produced at the mill.
An outdoor monument to "A Handshake for the Century" between Youngtown native George Shuba and Jackie Robinson, an important symbolic moment in Civil Rights history; located in Downtown Youngstown's Wean Park.
The Melnick Medical Museum is dedicated to the collection and preservation of materials that document the history of medicine, including dentistry, nursing, and pharmacy, especially as it relates to Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, from the 18th century to the present.
A community gathering place with a history focus, the Tyler History Center showcases the people and stories that shaped the Mahoning Valley through exhibits, programs, and events.
Learn about the steel industry that dominated Youngstown in the 20th century.
The Youngstown Steel Heritage Foundation is dedicated to preserving the City's steel industry heritage, through the acquisition and preservation of steel industry machinery. Their collection is available for viewing during 2 annual open houses and by private appointment.