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The House
James Barnes, whose business was a livery service in Willoughby, built the house in 1908.
City of Willoughby
Willoughby's first permanent settler was David Abbott in 1798, pre-dating Ohio's bid for statehood by five years.
Photo Gallery
Visit our 6 rooms of Historic Exhibits and learn local history like never before!
Souvenirs available for purchase at Welcome Center

The Willoughby Area Welcome Center, located in the historic 1908 Barnes House at 2 Public Square adjacent to the Willoughby City Hall, provides information about the historic aspects of Willoughby and the surrounding Lake County areas, as well as maps, current events, attractions, dining and lodging information and other services to visitors and locals alike.
The Willoughby Area Welcome Center is a not-for-profit organization staffed entirely by volunteers. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 01:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10:00 am –04:00 pm
Sunday:01:00 pm – 04:00 pm
For additional information, call 440-942-1905