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1. What is Vent Haven Museum?


Vent Haven is the world's only museum dedicated to ventriloquism. The museum is in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, just five miles south of Cincinnati, Ohio. 

2. When is the museum open, and how can I schedule a tour?


All tours are by appointment only from May through October and must be scheduled in advance. For more information, click here

3. What do I need to know before visiting the museum?

  • The museum is open by appointment only with the exception of announced events. The museum is typically not open on holidays.

  • NON-flash photography for personal, non-commercial use only is allowed during tours. No flash photography or videotaping please. Filming or photography for any other use must be approved in advance by the Vent Haven Museum Board of Directors.

  • There are a limited number of hands on opportunities at Vent Haven Museum. Parents may want to consider whether children under age ten are old enough to enjoy the museum.

  • All tours are guided and last approximately 60 to 90 minutes, depending on the interest of the visitor.

  • Food, drink, and strollers are not permitted in the museum galleries. 

  • The tour does not include a performance by a ventriloquist. 

4. How do I get to the museum?

Detailed directions can be found by clicking this link

5. I don't want to schedule a full, guided tour. Can I just take a quick peek into the museum? 

Due to the nature of the museum, this is not a possibility.


6. I know that you're closed during the off season, but that's the only time I'm in town. Is it possible to schedule a tour anyway? 

Sadly, no. During the off season, the buildings are not prepared for tourists. Maintenance inside of the buildings is ongoing during this time, and exhibits are being rotated on and off display.

7. How much does it cost, and how can I pay for my tour?

Tours are $15 per person and must be scheduled in advance. Visitors can pay with cash, check, or credit card.

8. How can I find out more about the annual Vent Haven Ventriloquist ConVENTion?

Visit for more information about our annual convention. 

9. I have a dummy (or some other piece of ventriloquism ephemera). Do you know how much it's worth, and will you buy it? 

Contact the curator at  Please include photos.  The curator can give you general information about your items and/or put you in contact with a certified appraiser.

Vent Haven Museum does not purchase items for its collection. Please consider donating your items to the museum to preserve provenance and to allow the public to see more of the history of this ancient art.  For more information, visit this page

10. My question isn't answered here. How do I contact the museum to ask my question? 

You can email the curator at 

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