The American Toy Marble Museum & The Akron Gift Shop

The American Toy Marble Museum & The Akron Gift Shop Located at Lock 3 Park in Downtown Akron, O.
On the former site of The American Marble & Toy Manufacturing Company (1884 -1904;) makers of the world's 1st mass-produced toy -- clay marbles -- one million a day. Was the largest toy factory in the world, with 360 hands. 1st of 33 toy marble companies in Akron, O. area. 1st of 180 toy companies in Akron, O. area (most made rubber toys) all about mass-production.

Largest publicly held collection of American-made toy marbles; archives of early American toy industry and associated artifacts. Displays of Akron-made marbles, toys and artifacts (changed twice a year). Marbles playing area, both in inside and out. Marble railways, etc.

Mission: Mission: To keep alive the arts and games of American marbles.

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202 S Main St
Akron, OH

General information

Open and free to the public during Lock 3 Park special events and by appointment for programs and tours. Hours until end of January: Fridays and Saturdays 12 noon to 8 pm. Sundays 12 noon to 6 pm. Last two weeks of December open everyday except 12-25-12. New Years Eve open until 9 pm.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00


(330) 869-5807


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