Visit Fostoria to discover our rich history in glass and rail as showcased in various free museums and historical attractions in town. Plus, you’ll notice our emphasis on visual art with sculptures, murals, barn quilts and floral banners in our downtown area!

Image result for sign logo for hotel  Let’s Eat!  While here, we hope you’ll stay a while and grab a bite to eat.

Image result for sign logo for hotel Need a place to stay? Check out the Best Western Fostoria Inn & Suites.

Image result for calendar logoWhat’s Happening? See a community-wide list of upcoming concerts, special events, fundraisers, workshops and more within the Fostoria community or follow Fostoria Community Calendar on Image result for Facebook logo

Walking/Driving Tours

PocketSights Tour Builder   Download the FREE PocketSights mobile app  iOS Tour Guide App Android Tour Guide App

and then look for PocketSights Tour of 2020/2021 Midwest Sculpture Initiative Exhibit in Fostoria, Ohio to see eight sculptures that are in Fostoria through April/May 2021 as part of this unique outdoor display.

Also check out PocketSights Tour of “Downtown Art Walk – Fostoria, Ohio” to see our beautiful murals, permanent sculptures and community barn quilt displays as well! This tour is about 1 mile and covers 20 unique pieces of public art.

Attractions

Fostoria Area Historical Society

419-435-3588, email: SteveCramer54@gmail.com 

The Fostoria Area Historical Society operates two museums. The main branch is located at 123 West North Street in an 1875 fire station, Fostoria’s oldest public building. It features many items from Fostoria’s past: an extensive collection from the John B. Rogers Producing Company, America’s largest producer of amateur theatricals, a Victorian life exhibit, a 1918 Allen Motor Car, manufactured in Fostoria; a WWII era Seagrave fire engine and much more.

Foster’s Museum at 105 North Main Street is named after two-time Ohio Governor Charles Foster, Fostoria’s native son. The museum contains many of the Foster family belongings and other displays related to Fostoria.

In addition, The History Corner, located at the corner of North Main & West North Street will be used for special events and exhibits.

Both museums are open on Saturdays, May-October from 1-4 p.m. or by appointment.

Follow Fostoria Area Historical Society on Facebook.

Fostoria Ohio Glass Association: The Glass Heritage Gallery

109 North Main Street, 419-435-5077, Email: museum@fostoriaglass.com

A museum for the glass made in the 13 glass plants in Fostoria, Ohio from 1887-1920. The Glass Heritage Gallery specializes in displays from ten of the companies that made glass in Fostoria, including: The Fostoria Glass Company, The Nickel Plate Glass Company, The Fostoria Shade & Lamp Co., the Mosaic Glass Company, the Fostoria Glass Specialty Company and more.

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday or by appointment.

Follow Fostoria Ohio Glass Association on Facebook.

Fostoria Rail Preservation Society: The Fostoria Iron Triangle Visitor Center & Viewing Area

499 South Poplar Street, Email: fostoriarailpark@gmail.com

Open 24/7, the 5.6 acre Rail Park provides a 360º viewing platform that allows you to experience the sights and sounds of the 100+ trains that travel through Fostoria on a daily basis on the surrounding rails that form a triangle. Restrooms and vending machine available. There is a kiosk on site for community information.

For a live preview of our train activity, you can view live Railstream video from rail cams. Go to http://www.railstream.net/live-cameras and click on one of Fostoria’s two cameras.

Fostoria Rail Preservation Society: Lake Erie and Western (LE & W) Depot

128 West North Street, Email: fostoriarailpark@gmail.com

FRPS holds an annual Santa at the Depot from Thanksgiving to Christmas. With more than 275 volunteer hours each season, the depot is beautifully decorated with more than 70+ trees both inside and out. In addition, FRPS hosts an annual Wine & Cheese Tasting event in early December.

The UrbanWoody Brewery

105 East Tiffin Street, 419-788-5979

The UrbanWoody Brewery is a nano brewery with hand-crafted beers of all styles, made mostly with Ohio grains and hops. Veteran owned and operated. Open Thursday & Friday 5 – 10 p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m.-10 p.m. Often features live music and food vendors.

Yesenia’s Mexican Store, 162 E. Tiffin Street, 419-435-4240

Seasonal Attractions

  • Conine’s Country Market & Pumpkin Patch, 20400 County Road 226,  419-435-9616
  • Metzger’s Farm Market, 23633 US Highway 224, 419-889-8474
  • Homestead Fall Farm/Geckle’s Apple Orchard, 6850 Twp. Rd 258, Alvada, 419-894-6765