Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum1763 Hamilton Cleves Rd.
Hamilton, OH 45011
513-868-1234 | https://www.pyramidhill.org/
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum
On a serene hilltop above Hamilton, more than 60 pieces of modern sculpture are peppered throughout 300 acres of meadows, forests, and ponds. Inside a replica Roman villa, an impressive ancient sculpture collection provides contrast to the often abstract modern sculpture outside.
Peppered throughout 300 acres of meadows, forests, and ponds, more than 60 pieces of modern sculpture enhance the beauty of the natural surroundings at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum. Pick up a map from the visitor center to identify the sculptures around the park or download an app on a mobile device for more detailed information about each piece. Among the abstract sculpture, find countless natural species and even an 1820s stone house built by pioneer settlers next to a natural spring. Traverse the grassy knolls and winding paths on foot or rent an art cart to ride around the grounds. At whatever pace you choose, endless combinations of art and nature are breathtaking at every turn.
Pyramid Hill was once the home of entrepreneur and philanthropist Harry T. Wilks who gave his land and sculpture collection to become a non-profit sculpture park that is accessible to the public. In contrast to the often abstract and colorful modern sculpture in the sculpture park, the 10,000-square-foot Ancient Sculpture Museum showcases Wilks’ collection of ancient sculpture in a replica ancient Roman home. This collection includes sculpture from Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Etruscan traditions, including coffins, mosaics, and statues from thousands of years ago. A new exhibition space in the museum is dedicated to sharing the sculpture of local and regional artists. Stop in the Founder’s Library to learn more about the history of Pyramid Hill, Wilks’ legacy, and why Hamilton is designated “Sculpture City, U.S.A.”
Notes for Travelers
Visit during Pyramid Hill’s annual Holiday Lights on the Hill to see the park in a whole different light or catch a musical performance in the park to delight the sense of hearing along with the beautiful sights. Scavenger hunts and other children’s activities will engage visitors of all ages throughout the park and the museum. In addition to the art carts, other equipment available for rent, like an inflatable couch, can enhance an experience of the park.