Cuyahoga Valley National Park Facilities

Cuyahoga Valley National Park is open every day. Some areas close at dusk. The remaining areas are open 24 hours.

MUSEUMS

Boston Store

Open

Spring: Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Summer: Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Fall: Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Winter: Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location

The Boston Store is located 0.1 miles east of Riverview Road on Boston Mills Road in Boston, Ohio.

Closures

All Cuyahoga Valley National Park visitor centers are closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Exhibits

The building that housed the Boston Land and Manufacturing Company Store was constructed circa 1836. It has been used as a warehouse, store, post office, and gathering place. The building is now a canal-boat building museum featuring exhibits on all aspects of that business.

Frazee House

Closed for stabilization repairs until further notice.

Location

Frazee House is located on Canal Road, 3.5 miles south of Rockside Road in Valley View, Ohio.

Exhibits

The Frazee House was constructed in 1825 and 1826, the same years the northern section of the Ohio and Erie Canal was built. It is a fine example of an early Federal-style Western Reserve home and features exhibits relating to architectural styles, construction techniques, and the Frazee family.

VISITOR CENTERS

Canal Visitor Center

Open

Fall - Spring: Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Summer: Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location

The Canal Visitor Center is located in Valley View, Ohio. It is 1.5 miles south of Rockside Road on Canal Road where Canal and Hillside roads intersect.

Closures

All Cuyahoga Valley National Park visitor centers are closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Exhibits

The Canal Visitor Center serves as both information center and museum. Located at the northern end of Cuyahoga Valley National Park, it is an ideal stop for maps and other information about the park. Permanent exhibits illustrate 12,000 years of history in the valley, including the history of the Ohio and Erie Canal. This canal-era building once served canal boat passengers waiting to pass through Lock 38. Canal lock demonstrations are conducted on summer weekends by National Park Service staff and by volunteers wearing period costume. A 20-minute slide show about the park and three 30-minute videos about the Ohio and Erie Canal are shown on request.

Hunt Farm Visitor Information Center

Open

Spring: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Summer:Open daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Fall: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Winter: Closed

Phone

(216) 524-1497

Location

Hunt Farm Visitor Information Center is located on Bolanz Road between Riverview and Akron-Peninsula Roads in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

Closures

All Cuyahoga Valley National Park Visitor Centers are closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Exhibits

The Hunt Farm property is typical of the small family farms that dotted the Cuyahoga Valley in the late 19th century. Here you can get information about park activities and see exhibits about the area's agricultural history. Next to the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail, it is an ideal starting point for a hike or a bicycle ride.

Peninsula Depot Visitor Center

1630 Mill Street, off Akron Peninsula Road, north of SR 303, Peninsula. This is an information and orientation facility developed to help visitors explore CVNP, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, the Village of Peninsula, and the Ohio Erie Canalway.

Open

Spring: Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Summer: Open Mondays and Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Wednesdays through Sundays, 9 a.m. -7 p.m.

Fall: Wednesdays through Sundays in September and October, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays in November, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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