Cincinnati is steeped in history. Join us to uncover all of the darkest secrets of this centuries-old city on a ghost tour of Wooden Nickel Antiques!
If you have ever seen any of the Annabelle movies, you know better than anyone how creepy a room full of old stuff can be. Wooden Nickel Antiques has the monopoly on that.
It is often regarded as the number one architectural antique store in the entirety of Cincinnati, filled to the brim with a wide range of items, each with its own unique story.
The owners, Mike Williams and Tim Miller, know the complete history of every item within the store. With a history dating back to 1976, Williams and Miller have accrued quite the selection of items, documenting the highs and lows of Cinci’s unique past. They have saved items from over 3500 buildings and counting.
Upon entering the store, you can’t help but feel truly surrounded by the past, and you don’t need to be a history buff to feel the significance. You are surrounded by items once loved by owners with rich lives.
But not all antique objects have sentimental value. Indeed, some can attract the innocent antique collector who may end up purchasing a token that unlocks the door into the unknown…
Much of the architectural salvage found within dates back to the 1800s, shortly after Cincinnati established itself as a veritable city. The sheer amount of items featured within the Wooden Nickel Antiques store is mindblowing. It becomes even more fascinating when you consider every item or piece of architectural salvage has its own story that gives you a glimpse into Cincinnati’s history.
The bulk of items within Wooden Nickel Antiques are salvage items from long-abandoned buildings. Much of this includes back bars, stained-glass windows, ornate mirrors, and a wide variety of architectural salvage.
Frankly, it’s a marvel to take it all in, but it’s even more fascinating to consider who once owned these pieces. Who once sat at these bars? Who once looked into these mirrors? It’s enough to send a chill down anybody’s spine. There are a thousand stories packed into this store, all waiting for you to uncover them.
The connection with the past this store possesses feels like stepping through a portal in time. It is hard to feel alone when standing among the startling array of items, and it often feels as though the original owners are standing right there with you.
With over two hundred years of history, Cincinnati is rich with intrigue and mystery. If you’ve got the guts for it, book a ticket on our Cincinnati ghost tour and experience all of that history for yourself. The city has a tale to tell, and you won’t regret sticking around to hear it.
Since 2013, US Ghost Adventures has offered entertaining, historic, and authentic ghost tours of America’s most haunted cities. We deliver fun yet honest accounts of hauntings across the nation for curious people of all ages. Our ghost stories are based on historical research, but that doesn’t mean they won’t send a chill down your spine.
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