The Barnhisel House & Museum

Visit one of the Mahoning Valley’s true treasures. The historic, ten room, Greek Revival home, circa 1840, has been painstakingly restored by the Girard Historical Society. Built at a time in history when most homes were log cabins, the two-story Barnhisel House, with its central hall floor plan, substantial wood trim and back stairway for the hired help, would’ve been considered a mansion. Its grand entryway, oak flooring, high ceilings and walnut stair treads once welcomed family guests, as well as weary travelers. The handrail and spindles of the grand stairway, ravaged with neglect and mistreatment, have been carefully re-created by local craftsmen. The home has been restored as closely as possible to its original state, using discovered scraps of original wallpaper, time-worn, painted wood found throughout the mansion and old photographs as a point of reference.

Births, marriages, Christenings and sadly, deaths, as well as day to day tasks, were a likely part of the many lives lived within the historic walls. Step into the past with a guided tour, which includes a visit to the South Parlor, a room brimming with memorabilia and photographs, from both past & present. 

Visit us and let the many memories of 
The Barnhisel House speak to you.