Miami County Ohio Visitors Bureau

Rossville Museum & Cultural Center

The Migration North as Freed Slaves…

Rossville Museum & Cultural Center

This 1869 home of former slave York Ryal is a newly renovated monument to freedom. The displays tell the story of the 383 slaves freed by John Randolph of the Roanoke Plantation in Charlotte County Virginia, their journey to the north, and the injustices they suffered. Miami County and American Black History are documented from the 1700’s to the 1900’s. Exhibits showcase the Mills Brothers, contain African artifacts, and document the underground railroad in the area.


Open: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 10-2. also by appointment and on Randolph Freedom Day
Admission: Donations Welcome



8280 McFarland Road
Piqua, Ohio


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