• History

    The first settler to arrive in the Milford area was the Rev. Francis McCormick, a Revolutionary War soldier with a thousand acre land grant, in 1796. He built his log cabin on the hill at the present 1000 Forest Ave. In 1797 he founded the first Methodist Class in the Northwest Territory. The Village of More Info

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  • Promont

    Promont is a Victorian mansion circa 1865 and the former home of John M. Pattison, Ohio’s 43rd Governor. It is currently owned and operated as a museum by the Greater Milford Area Historical Society. The museum features period furnishings, a reference library, changing exhibits, and a gift shop. Docent-led or self-guided tours are available on More Info

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  • Research/Library

    The Leonard L. Harding, Jr. Library serves as a limited access historical library featuring information on Clermont County and the Greater Milford area.

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  • Weddings & Events

    PROMONT Boutique Event Venue Located in beautiful historic Milford, Ohio, Promont was built circa 1865 as a lovely example of Victorian Italianate architecture in its entire splendor.  The mansion is steeped in old world elegance, period furnishings, yet modern amenities to help create the perfect backdrop for your wedding, reception, corporate meeting or special occasion More Info

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  • Gift Shop

    Shop our unique Gift Shop!

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Promont is open for house tours every Sunday from 1-4pm March through December

$5 admission/$1 child.  Tours also by appointment, call 513/248-0324 to schedule.

Visit us at the beautiful “house on the hill” and explore the 1865 Victorian Italianate mansion, Promont, which has been restored to the period of 1865-1906 when Governor Pattison and his family lived here. Our docents will guide you on a tour of the house, from the grand hall on the first floor to the top of the observation tower overlooking the City of Milford, whose history in pictures and other articles line the winding, 4-story tower staircase.

After you tour the house, peruse the gift shop filled with unique gifts and mementos. We have local history books on Milford and Clermont County for sale, art & photography prints, stationery, tea, and other gift items. Enjoy quiet contemplation as you walk the grounds or sit a spell in the shade of the house or many trees and enjoy a spot of quiet beauty amongst a busy little City. Browse the book you bought or brought or found in our Little Free Library. Or bring some lunch. Or your art supplies… Whatever your pleasure, Promont is a quiet, inspiring place to enjoy it!

We’ll see you soon!


Written by GMAHS