Hamilton Things to Do

  • "Snapshot" by Jane DeDecker
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  • Karen in the Doorway to Monument Cabin
    Karen in the Doorway to Monument Cabin
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  • Soldiers, Sailors & Pioneers Monument
    Soldiers, Sailors & Pioneers Monument
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    Monument Cabin

    by Stephen-KarenConn Written Mar 13, 2004

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    Karen in the Doorway to Monument Cabin

    A restored 1804 log house stands on the site of old Fort Hamilton, on the bank of the Great Miami River. It is decorated and furnished in period pieces, and is open for public viewing Monday-Saturday. The cabin is often host to interpretive and educational programs. You will find it downtown, next to the Soldiers, Sailors and Pioneers Monument.

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    Hamilton: City of Sculpture

    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Mar 13, 2004

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    More than thirty varied pieces of sculpture adorn the streets, parks, and public places of Hamilton. Walking through the streets of the city is like taking a stroll through an outdoor gallery, with old and new sculptures of all sizes, shapes, and colors on display. The city has been recognized by Governor Bob Taft as the "City of Sculpture."

    Pictured here is one of the more recent pieces, "Snapshot" by Jane DeDecker. It is in front of the Butler County Administration Building on High Street. An active citizen's group oversees the placement and maintainence of the sculptures.

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    Butler Co. Soldiers, Sailors & Pioneers Monument

    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Mar 13, 2004

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    Soldiers, Sailors & Pioneers Monument

    Dedicated on July 4, 1906, the Butler County Soldiers, Sailors and Pioneers Monument was built on land which had been the site of Fort Hamilton in the 1790s. The three story structure houses a small museum with military displays, including an impressive collection of Civil War weapons. One of its most notable features is a pair of two art glass windows honoring the service of women during the Civil War. Engraved on the walls are the names of Butler County pioneers and veterans of all American wars from the Revolutionay War thru the Spainish-American war in 1898.

    On the dome is a 3,500 lb. 17 ft. bronze statue of a young Civil war soldier known locally as "Billy Yank," waving his cap in victory.

    Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday
    11 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday

    Admission is free.

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