• The Garst Museum

Garst Museum COVID-19 Policies (Updated September 02, 2021)

As a public venue, the Garst Museum is closely following the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) recommendations from the CDC, Ohio Department of Health, and local health officials. The safety and health of our patrons, staff, and volunteers are forefront in our COVID-19 policies. The Garst Museum is OPEN to the public! Garst Museum Covid-19 policies updated September 2, 2021, include:

  • Masks:

  • All unvaccinated patrons are required to wear masks throughout their time in the museum.

  • All fully vaccinated patrons are not required to wear masks while visiting the museum.

  • School tours larger than 10:

  • All children age 12 and under are required to wear masks throughout their time in the museum.

  • The Garst House entrance is currently closed:

  • The temporary admissions station is located in the Lowell Thomas Meeting Room, located directly off the parking lot.

  • The temporary location will continue in use until the Garst House porch renovations are completed later this year.

  • The Darke County Research Center is open to the public:

  • The remote research program will continue after June 2, 2021.

  • Researchers can make requests by phone (937-548-5250) or via email at genealogy@garstmuseum.org.

  • School Tours:

  • Docent-led school tours are not available at this time.

  • Teacher or self-guided tours, limited to 50 students per tour, are available.

  • All children age 12 and under and unvaccinated adults are required to wear masks throughout their time in the museum.

  • Commercial Adult Tours:

  • Docent-led commercial tours are available on a limited basis. Please call for information.

  • Social distancing is enforced throughout the museum

  • The Garst Museum is closed on Sundays and Mondays

  • Our current operating hours are: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • The Garst Museum Store is open for in-person shopping​

The Garst Museum Online Store is able to take and ship orders.

Please visit here to place your order.

Updated September 02, 2021