So Much to do in Piqua
Piqua Historical Area
Ohio Historical Society
9845 N. Hardin Rd. • 937-773-2522
Open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day
9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Wed. through Sat. & 12 p.m.- 5 p.m. - Sun. & Holidays
After Labor Day - October
9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Sat. & 12 p.m.- 5 p.m. - Sun.
• Restored historical 1829 home and farm of Federal Indian Agent John Johnston
• Historic Indian Museum
• Rides on General Harrison canal boat on Miami and Erie Canal
Piqua-Caldwell Historic District
Walking Tour brochure available.
Piqua has a rich architectural heritage. In recognition of its outstanding 19th and 20th century architecture, a 23-block section of the downtown area was entered into the National Register for Historic Places in 1985 as the Piqua-Caldwell Historic District.
Piqua Historical Museum
Under the direction of the Flesh Public Library
509 N. Main St. • 937-773-2307 or 937-773-6753
Open April through November
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Tues., Thurs., Sat., & Sun.
Exhibits feature Piqua area history from prehistoric times to the space age. Special exhibits highlight the social, cultural and artistic heritage of the community.
Rossville Springcreek Historical Society and Museum
8280 N. McFarland Rd. • 937-773-6789
Call for an appointment.
The museum and cultural center present artifacts relating to the Randolf freed slaves, the Mills Brothers and Afro-American heritage in the upper Miami Valley.
On the point at Broadway St. and Washington Ave. • 937-773-2765
Honors Piqua citizens who have given their lives and service to the preservation of freedom throughout the world. The monument lists over 100 names of Piqua citizens who gave their lives in time of war from World War I through present time. A plaza with 3,900 dedication bricks surrounds the monument. The memorial encompasses over four acres and is known to be one of the nicest of its kind in the nation.
St. Rt. 66 N. to N. Hardin Rd. • 937-773-2522
This memorial provides a view of an aqueduct and portions of the six original locks that lowered boats 67 feet in the Miami and Erie Canal. Open dawn to dusk daily.
Lock Nine Park
E. Water St. - on the banks of the Great Miami River • 937-773-6753
Highlights transportation in Piqua with a multi-paneled history wall.
A partially restored segment of the 1837 lock nine illustrates the history of the Miami and Erie Canal through Piqua.
Fountain Park • Forest Ave. • 937-778-2085
Open-sided auditorium seats 700 people. The pavilion is the summer performance home of the Piqua Civic Band.