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Welcome to Oak Hill Cottage, Mansfield, Ohio’s meticulously restored and preserved Gothic Revival style landmark. While the term cottage today connotes a small dwelling, Oak Hill was built at a time when the term included substantial country cottage-villas, and many visitors today are surprised at its size.

It would be difficult to find a better documented mid-nineteenth century 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 Cottage was built for his family in 1847 by John Riley Robinson, a railroad builder, mine engineer, and all-around capitalist who situated it beside an ancient oak tree on a hill overlooking the town. From 1864 it was owned by Dr. Johannes Jones and his heirs until 1965 when the Historical Society purchased it and opened it as a house museum in 1984. Dr. Jones travelled city to city in his medical practice, advertising ahead of his arrivals and charging enormous fees for his cures.  All the furnishings and artifacts throughout the house belonged to the Jones family, including clothing, photographs, furniture, and personal belongings from Victorian times.

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Welcome to Oak Hill Cottage, Mansfield, Ohio’s meticulously restored and preserved Gothic Revival style landmark. While the term cottage today connotes a small dwelling, Oak Hill was built at a time when the term included substantial country cottage-villas, and many visitors today are surprised at its size.

It would be difficult to find a better documented mid-nineteenth century 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 Cottage was built for his family in 1847 by John Riley Robinson, a railroad builder, mine engineer, and all-around capitalist who situated it beside an ancient oak tree on a hill overlooking the town. From 1864 it was owned by Dr. Johannes Jones and his heirs until 1965 when the Historical Society purchased it and opened it as a house museum in 1984. Dr. Jones travelled city to city in his medical practice, advertising ahead of his arrivals and charging enormous fees for his cures.  All the furnishings and artifacts throughout the house belonged to the Jones family, including clothing, photographs, furniture, and personal belongings from Victorian times.

contact
Sheryl Weber
310 Srpingmill St.
Mansfield, OH 44903
419-524-1765

tour information

  • Tours:  Tours can be arranged for any day of the week
  • Tour Length:  45-60  minutes, guide service available
  • Reservations Required:  Yes
  • Maximum Group Size:  1 coach at a time-4 per day.
  • Payment Policy:  Cash, pay-on-site, check, $25 deposit due one week before tour.
  • Complimentary Policy:  Driver and escort
  • Motorcoach Parking:  curbside in front of Oak Hill Cottage
  • Restrooms Available: 1
  • Group Tour Price: $5.00 per person
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