Oak Hill Cottage

Richland County Historical Society

Mansfield, Ohio


'One of the most perfect Gothic houses in the United States! '



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Gothic Revival

Photo Gallery

"National" Auto


Current Tours

Open Sundays April through December except Easter


Price: Adults $5 donation

Children $1 (12 & under)

Carriage House open Free during Sunday Tour hours.

Also visit our

 Basement to Attic Tours




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 Welcome to Oak Hill

Mansfield, Ohio's meticulously restored and preserved Gothic Revival style home.


Oak Hill is a project of the Richland County Historical Society

Open to the public during regularly scheduled tours

 and by appointment for group tours.

Oak Hill Cottage was purchased by the Historical Society in 1965.  Included in the sale were the accumulated furniture and contents from the Victorian period of the 100+ years occupation by the Dr. Johannes Jones family.

It would be difficult to find a better documented house than Oak Hill, having been featured with interior and exterior photos in an 1896 county atlas and the focal point of Louis Bromfield's first novel, The Green Bay Tree. The question of saving the house had been on the minds of Mansfield preservationists for a long time, and its future uncertain, when purchase of the house initiated an 18 year struggle to fund and accomplish the restoration.

Recent expansion of the Oak Hill project has included the purchase and restoration of a carriage house originally part of the Oak Hill property, and the purchase of the turn of the century house across Oak Hill Place (a Sears catalog house) that also occupies a lot originally part of the grounds.

The Richland County Historical Society is a 501(c3) non-profit corporation, governed by a Board of Trustees.

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