Open: April- October: Wednesday-Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm & Sunday Noon-4:00 pm
Experience what it was like to work at The Cambridge Glass Company (1902 – 1958). Watch a vintage film showing the Cambridge artisans as they demonstrate the handmade glassmaking process inside the famous glasshouse. You can then dress as glassworkers and hold the original tools that were used to manufacture each piece. Stroll through colorful displays featuring over 9,000 pieces of handmade Cambridge Glass. Make a pencil rubbing from an authentic etching plate once used by the company, known worldwide for quality, as a souvenir.
2020 marks the 100th year since the enactment of the 18th Amendment and Prohibition! The 1920s were the most prolific years for The Cambridge Glass Company. Experience how the Roaring 20s affected the glasshouse and the City of Cambridge, Ohio. Visit the new “Speakeasy” display in the museum’s education Center. In the Roaring Twenties, a surging economy created an era of mass consumerism!
You can also travel back in time with our Time Travelers tour option and meet Lizzie and Bessie from the glasshouse addition of Cambridge.
Cambridge Glass in Hollywood! Enjoy learning about movies that feature Cambridge Glass and what stars purchased the glass.
Take a behind the scenes Dickens Victorian Village tour (May – Oct). This unique tour takes your group behind the scenes and explains how the Dickens characters are created from their wooden frames, painted faces and beautifully crafted clothing.
Visit the Museum Gift Shop with genuine Cambridge Glass for unique gifts.
Hours: By appointment
Length of tour: 90 minutes
Policies: Costumed step-on greeter upon arrival and departure
Must cancel within 2 days of tour
Driver and escort complimentary
National Museum of Cambridge Glass
136 S 9th St; P.O. Box 416
Cambridge, OH 43725