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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.

For an audio introduction to Oak Hill Cottage call 419.496.2112 and select track #1 and follow the prompts. For a guided tour, select track #2.

Historic Downtown Walks

Start at Oak Hill Cottage and take a 2-mile self-guided walking tour featuring historic preservation in downtown Mansfield by calling 419.496.2112. Choose track #3 and follow the prompts. The Richland County Historical Society has put together another downtown walking tour. Track #4 is a self-guided tour from Vasbinder Fountain in Central Park to the Mansfield cemetery and back.

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.

GROUP TRAVEL CONTACT:
Sheryl Weber
419-524-1765

GROUP INFORMATION:
Group tour price: $5.00 per person
Payment policy: Cash, pay-on-site, check, $25 deposit due one week before tour
Reservations required: Yes
Open for special hours: By Appointment
Length of time for tour:
Maximum # of motorcoaches at one time: 1 coach at a time
Motorcoach parking: curbside in front of Oak Hill Cottage
Escort & driver complimentary: Yes
Handicap accessible:
Number of restrooms available (men/women): 1 available

December 2017

November 2018

Christmas Tours at Oak Hill Cottage

Christmas Tours at Oak Hill Cottage

Annual Christmas tours at Oak Hill Cottage. Adults $5 – Children (12 and under) $1. Last tour starts at 4:30 pm. Sundays 2-5pm, until December 29th.

November 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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December 2018

Christmas Tours at Oak Hill Cottage

Christmas Tours at Oak Hill Cottage

34th annual Christmas tours at Oak Hill Cottage. Adults $5 Children $1. Last tour starts at 4:30 pm. Sundays 2-5pm, until December 30th.

December 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Christmas Tours at Oak Hill Cottage

Christmas Tours at Oak Hill Cottage

34th annual Christmas tours at Oak Hill Cottage. Adults $5 Children $1. Last tour starts at 4:30 pm. Sundays 2-5pm, until December 30th.

December 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Christmas Tours at Oak Hill Cottage

Christmas Tours at Oak Hill Cottage

34th annual Christmas tours at Oak Hill Cottage. Adults $5 Children $1. Last tour starts at 4:30 pm. Sundays 2-5pm, until December 30th.

December 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Christmas Tours at Oak Hill Cottage

Christmas Tours at Oak Hill Cottage

34th annual Christmas tours at Oak Hill Cottage. Adults $5 Children $1. Last tour starts at 4:30 pm. Sundays 2-5pm, until December 30th.

December 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Christmas Tours at Oak Hill Cottage

Christmas Tours at Oak Hill Cottage

34th annual Christmas tours at Oak Hill Cottage. Adults $5 Children $1. Last tour starts at 4:30 pm. Sundays 2-5pm, until December 30th.

December 30, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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June 2019

Children’s Open House

Children’s Open House

Bring children to our Children’s Open Houses on the third Saturday in June, July, and August. Free admission. Children can attend Watercolor Class, Afternoon Tea, Dr. Jones’s Miraculous Cu...
June 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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July 2019

Children’s Open House

Children’s Open House

Bring children to our Children’s Open Houses on the third Saturday in June, July, and August. Free admission. Children can attend Watercolor Class, Afternoon Tea, Dr. Jones’s Miraculous Cu...
July 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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August 2019

Children’s Open House

Children’s Open House

Bring children to our Children’s Open Houses on the third Saturday in June, July, and August. Free admission. Children can attend Watercolor Class, Afternoon Tea, Dr. Jones’s Miraculous Cu...
August 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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November 2019

Christmas Tours at Oak Hill Cottage

Christmas Tours at Oak Hill Cottage

Annual Christmas tours at Oak Hill Cottage. Adults $5 – Children (12 and under) $1. Last tour starts at 4:30 pm. Sundays 2-5pm, until December 29th.

November 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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December 2019

Christmas Tours at Oak Hill Cottage

Christmas Tours at Oak Hill Cottage

Annual Christmas tours at Oak Hill Cottage. Adults $5 – Children (12 and under) $1. Last tour starts at 4:30 pm. Sundays 2-5pm, until December 29th.

December 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Christmas Tours at Oak Hill Cottage

Christmas Tours at Oak Hill Cottage

Annual Christmas tours at Oak Hill Cottage. Adults $5 – Children (12 and under) $1. Last tour starts at 4:30 pm. Sundays 2-5pm, until December 29th.

December 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Christmas Tours at Oak Hill Cottage

Christmas Tours at Oak Hill Cottage

Annual Christmas tours at Oak Hill Cottage. Adults $5 – Children (12 and under) $1. Last tour starts at 4:30 pm. Sundays 2-5pm, until December 29th.

December 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Christmas Tours at Oak Hill Cottage

Christmas Tours at Oak Hill Cottage

Annual Christmas tours at Oak Hill Cottage. Adults $5 – Children (12 and under) $1. Last tour starts at 4:30 pm. Sundays 2-5pm, until December 29th.

December 22, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Christmas Tours at Oak Hill Cottage

Christmas Tours at Oak Hill Cottage

Annual Christmas tours at Oak Hill Cottage. Adults $5 – Children (12 and under) $1. Last tour starts at 4:30 pm. Sundays 2-5pm, until December 29th.

December 29, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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