Get The Whole Akron Story
Take a unique look into the past. The Akron History Museum at Lock 3 reveals the roots of the region, including Akron's rich industrial legacy from canal boat building and cereal manufacturing to agricultural equipment and the tire industry.
But Akron's history isn't just about hard work and business. The American Toy Marble & Toy Manufacturing Company used to stand where Lock 3 is today. The Akron History Museum includes the Akron Toy Marble Museum, featuring a display of marbles and toys unearthed from this very site.
Even the gates to the museum hold interest. The gates themselves were once a part of the Summit County Courthouse. Restored in 2003, they now form the entrance to the museum, along with a metal sculpture by local artists P.R. Miller and John Communale.
This is how industry, entertainment and art formed the foundation of our one-of-a-kind city. More than 100,000 visitors have discovered that the Akron History Museum has a great story to tell!