Governor Bebb MetroPark
1979 Bebb Park Ln., Okeana, OH 45053
The Bebb Cabin, built in 1799, was the birthplace and boyhood home of William Bebb. Mr. Bebb was Ohio's 19th Governor. The cabin is one of six authentic log structures that were relocated to Governor Bebb MetroPark to form a representation of an early 19th century Pioneer Village.
2070 Woodsdale Rd., Trenton, OH 45067
Christian Augspurger, leader of the Amish-Mennonite settlement in the river valley, built the original home at the Chrisholm Historic Farmstead. A fire destroyed this home in 1873. The year following the fire (1874), Christian's son, Samuel Augspurger, built the brick farmhouse that is presently on the Farmstead. The Augspurger House is open during scheduled programs and for special events.
Indian Creek MetroPark
3000 Indian Creek Rd., Reily Township, OH 45056
Dated back to 1810, the cemetery is home to the gravesites of some of the area's earliest settlers. Built in 1829, the brick meeting house is on the three-acre wooded site.
5351 Reily-Millville Rd., Reily Township, OH 45056
Veterans from the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War are buried at the one-acre Bunker Hill Cemetery.
Historic Sites at a Glance
Open! Chill Hills at Rentschler Forest & Voice of America MetroParksAll MetroParks locations are open today! Chill Hills at both Rentschler Forest & Voice of America are awaiting you & your sleds. Please be safe & use caution when driving. Enjoy the winter wonderland!
1/14/19 Intermittent Closures of Great Miami River TrailThere may be intermittent short-term closures of the Great Miami River Trail between Headgates Road and Rentschler Forest MetroPark starting Monday, January 14th for two weeks to allow for tree clearing work related to a Butler County Water and Sewer project.
1/8/19 CLOSED - Section of the Great Miami River Trail & Valleyview Trail at Sebald ParkAs of 1/8/19, the Valleyview Trail at Elk Creek MetroPark's Sebald Park is temporarily closed, as well as, a section of the Great Miami River Trail 1/2 mile south of the River Center. Updates will be posted when the areas have re-opened. Please see the dates for each Alert & News Item for the most current information on these & other MetroPark areas sometimes affected by local weather.
Closure of Pumpkin Vine Trail of Rentschler Forest MetroParkThe Pumpkin Vine Trail of Rentschler Forest MetroPark is closed to park visitors due to upcoming sewer line work by the Butler County Water and Sewer Department, effective December 20, 2018, until re-opened by the Executive Director. Please check the NEWS section of this website for more details regarding this closure.
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