Granville, Ohio: Victoria Woodhull Clock

America's only memorial to America's first woman Presidential candidate (1872). A lot of people didn't like her, but now she pops out of her clock every hour.

Address:
221 E. Broadway, Granville, OH
Directions:
South side of E. Broadway just east of S. Prospect St. The clock is above the side entrance to the Robbins-Hunter Museum. This entrance faces the Granville Library. Park in front of the library and take the sidewalk that leads between the two buildings. Look for the big bell above the Museum's side door.
Hours:
Museum: Summer, W-Sa 11 am - 3 pm or by appt. Clock: on the hour 9 am - 9 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
740-587-0430
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Victoria Woodhull Clock

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Victoria Woodhull Clock

We arrived at two minutes before the hour, and Victoria did not appear on the hour. My wife asked at the neat little stationary shop right beside the clock (which keeps a couple of biographies of Woodhull in stock) and they said that the clock usually goes off five minutes before the hour.

[Michael J Welker, 01/12/2021]

Victoria Woodhull Clock.

Victoria Woodhull Clock

I stopped by a few weeks ago to see the Victoria Woodhull Clock, and she is now wearing a Covid-19 mask that appropriately had the word "Vote" multiple times on it. I thought that was clever.

[signmanjoe, 11/23/2020]

Victoria Woodhull was the first woman to run for U.S. President -- back in 1872, as the candidate of the Equal Rights party. She was only 34 at the time, and did not win.

Victoria Woodhull Clock

It did not go off when we stopped by to visit. A person nearby suggested that it may be closed for the winter.

[Will Dormann, 02/07/2019]
Victoria Woodhull Clock Appearances

Shortly after submitting my earlier tip, members of the Granville community decided it was time to fix up the old mechanical clock. It has now been fully restored, and upon the hour, the clock rings, and a statue of Victoria now comes out to greet the crowd. Slightly less boring, but still not quite up to the honor deserved to Ms. Woodhull.

Down the road in Homer, OH (her birthplace) there is also a state issued brass sign commemorating her.

[Fletcher Chmara-Huff, 12/07/2009]
Victoria Woodhull Clock

On the side of the Robbins-Hunter Museum (former home of the founder of Spelman College), there is an old clock with the name Woodhull on the bottom. This is the only known memorial in the US to the first woman to run for president of the United States, Victoria Woodhull, who ran in 1872. It can be viewed from the entrance to the Granville Library, facing the museum.

The museum is also worth a visit if it is open, and has a nice collection of historical items and rotating exhibits. The Woodhull clock can be viewed at any time.

[Fletcher Chmara-Huff, 04/21/2009]

Any "only known memorial" to someone as cage-rattling as Victoria "Free Love" Woodhull perks our interest. It's a shame that this one sounds dull...

Roadside Presidents
Roadside Presidents App for iPhone. Find this attraction and more: museums, birthplaces, graves of the Chief Execs, first ladies, pets, assassins and wannabes. Prez bios and oddball trivia. Available on the App Store.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Amelia Earhart and Happy AnimalsAmelia Earhart and Happy Animals, Newark, OH - 4 mi.
Giant Golf Ball and TeeGiant Golf Ball and Tee, Heath, OH - 5 mi.
Statue of America's Youngest SoldierStatue of America's Youngest Soldier, Newark, OH - 6 mi.
In the region:
Cottrill's Sidewalk of Sculptures, Zanesville, OH - 29 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Save Cool Vacation Destinations! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Ohio Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

O.K. Corral, Tombstone, Arizona (Sep 27-Oct 3, 2021)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now