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Ohio History Center 800 E. 17th Ave. Columbus, OH 43211 Work614-297-2300 Visit Web Site

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The Ohio History Center is the headquarters of the Ohio History Connection and a museum showcasing Ohio's history from the ice age to today. These exhibits feature a variety of topics including the Civil War, natural history, glass, pottery and interactive children activities. Schedule "experiential tours" by appointment at 614-297-2477.

Travel Packages

History Can Be Fun Getaway

History Can Be Fun Getaway

Step back in time as you explore the nooks and crannies, cupboards and drawers of a family's real, full-size 1950's Lustron house, built right inside the museum!

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Upcoming Events

1950s: Building the American Dream 5-16-2014 thru 12-30-2014

1950s: Building the American Dream

Examines life during the decade as told through a Central Ohio family living in a Lustron home. Visitors are invited to explore the house through a completely interactive experience.

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The Meat Grinder War: The Korean Conflict 11-1-2014 thru 11-29-2014

Fought from June 1950 to July 1953, the Korean War saw Communist North Korea invade its southern democratic neighbor. Backed by the United Nations with many of the troops furnished by the United States, South Korea resisted and fighting ebbed and flowed up and down the peninsula until the front stab

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Beyond the Battlefield Civil War Symposium 11-7-2014 thru 11-8-2014

Beyond the Battlefield Civil War Symposium

Explore a different side of Civil War history at the Beyond the Battlefield Civil War Symposium at the Ohio History Center. Americans know the Civil War as a military conflict that led to the abolition of slavery. But, the Civil War also touched the lives of Ohioans lives' in unexpected ways that re

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I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas 12-6-2014 thru 12-27-2014

Imagine a world without computers, mobile phones or video games. For families, Christmas time was much the same as now except your Aunty and Uncle arrived on a train rather than a car and Christmas cards were an important form of communication sharing stories and news of the year. Come walk down mem

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The Pleasure of the Cup: Drinks of the 19th century 12-6-2014

The Pleasure of the Cup: Drinks of the 19th century

Sample quirky-yet-tasty concoctions as you explore the world of the 19th-century adult beverages at select buildings in Ohio Village, our recreated 19th-century community in Columbus. It's like an old-fashioned pub crawl! Complete your rounds at the American House Hotel with refreshments and convivi

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Dickens of a Christmas 12-12-2014 thru 12-21-2014

Dickens of a Christmas

Capture the spirit of Christmas Past at Ohio Village, our recreated 19th-century community in Columbus, where Charles Dickens' festive and enduring vision of Christmas come to life through carols, decorations and traditions inspired by his colorful tales. See holiday preparations underway in village

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Dickens Dinners 12-12-2014 thru 12-20-2014

Experience an evening in the world of Charles Dickens. Feast on a sumptuous dinner at the American House Hotel and hear carols performed by the Ohio Village Singers, then enjoy Dickens of a Christmas festivities throughout Ohio Village.

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This is your Life Ebenezer Scrooge 12-18-2014

Tonight?s honoree is a grumpy old curmudgeon known for his miserly ways. While partaking in a festive meal join your host Jacob Marley as he introduces people from the good, the bad and the ugly of Ebenezer Scrooge?s life.

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Christmas Buffet 12-21-2014

Before attending Dickens of a Christmas in Ohio Village, start your day off right with a festive holiday buffet. Enjoy splendidly prepared dishes in the warmth of the American House Hotel and then step out to enjoy Dickens of a Christmas.

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Tours

1950s Who Dunnit! - A Red Herring

1950s Who Dunnit! - A Red Herring

You're a guest at a lavish State Department dinner when it's discovered the chair of the Congressional committee on Communism is dead.

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Dickens of a Mystery

Dickens of a Mystery

Enjoy a hearty meal while you interact with a historic cast of characters and strive to solve the mystery of this "Ohio Village whodunit."

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Echoes in Time Theatre

Echoes in Time Theatre

History comes alive with Echoes in Time Theatre. Select from three entertaining performances including "The Truth about Hangar 18!", "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" and "Courage in the Skies: The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen"

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Meeting Space

Meeting Spaces at This Business
Room Theater Style Classroom Style Banquet Style Reception L x W Sq. Ft. Height
Arthur C. Johnson Auditorium 284 0 0 0 50′ x 53′ 2,650 0′
Bird Sanctuary 250 0 150 250 48′ x 68′ 3,264 12′
Classrooms 1 and 2 100 80 90 125 49′ x 34′ 1,666 10′
Plaza Terrace 0 0 400 600 0′ x 0′ 4,600 0′

Trip Ideas

A Weekend in Columbus with your Kids

A Weekend in Columbus with your Kids

Traveling with kids, or just keeping them busy can be hard for parents. Columbus has many attractions suitable for kids of all ages. We guarantee they will sleep well after you're done exploring!

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History in Columbus

History in Columbus

History buffs rejoice: Columbus' rich history hotspots include museums, government buildings, Civil War points of interest, and more!

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