• 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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  • Teas/Weddings/Events

    PROMONT Teas and Boutique Event Venue Located in beautiful historic Milford, 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 and modern amenities to help create the perfect backdrop for your Victorian tea luncheon, wedding, reception, corporate meeting More Info

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  • Gift Shop

    Shop and browse our unique Victorian Gift Shop, stocked with treasures for all ages and budgets

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Promont is open for house tours every Sunday from 1-4pm in July, August, & September

$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, which has been restored to the period of 1865-1906, when Governor Pattison and his family lived here. For a $5 donation, our all-volunteer docents and history lovers are excited to guide you on a tour of the house, to include the top of the observation tower, whose staircase is a most fascinating exhibit of Milford history itself.

After you tour the house, peruse the gift shop filled with unique gifts and mementos. We have local history books for sale, prints, stationary, as well as gift items. Enjoy the quiet contemplation of the grounds and sit a spell in the shade of the house, or the trees, and imagine how it would have been. Browse the book you bought. Or bring some lunch. Or your art supplies. 

We’ll see you soon!


Written by GMAHS