THE HOMESTEAD MUSEUM
A Sense of Heritage, History and Family
It's a first-hand look at the heritage of a company, an entrepreneur and his family and the history of the region. The Bob Evans Homestead Museum has become a popular tourist destination which brings the past to the present in its life-like displays.
Visitors to the Homestead Museum may:
- Sit at the reconstructed counter of the original Steak House owned by Bob Evans
- See life-size models of Bob and Jewell Evans, filming their television commercials in their original kitchen
- View these commercials on an old television console or through the lens of an actual television camera of the era and
- Follow the displays as the 53-year history of the business unfolds, with its dreams and goals, personalities, challenges, growth and success
Built in the early 1820s the Homestead served as a stagecoach stop and an inn during its early years. Renovated to become the museum in 2003, it is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The museum acquaints visitors with the history of the house, farm, Gallia County and other regional historic points of interest.
Homestead Museum Hours
The Homestead Museum is open daily April 1 through Dec. 23, 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.