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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.

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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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All Hallows Eve 10-11-2014 thru 10-18-2014

All Hallows Eve

Enjoy an evening of old-fashioned Halloween fun at All Hallows' Eve, with spooky stories by the bonfire, pumpkin carving, creepy characters like the village gravedigger and lost souls like Krazy Kate plus 19th-century-style entertainment including fortune telling, crafts, games and more! Keep an eye

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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 2014 12-12-2014 thru 12-21-2014

Dickens of a Christmas 2014

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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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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Gossip tour

Gossip tour

Experience life during the 1800s in Ohio Village. Find out the scoop about the village residents on a Gossip Tour.

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Histories mysteries - Dickens of a mystery

Histories mysteries - 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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Histories mysteries - Mayhem and mystery at the museum

Histories mysteries - Mayhem and mystery at the museum

Learn the mysterious powers of the Mummy Princess' necklace at this original interactive dinner theater show.

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Histories mysteries - What's that lump in my bed?

Histories mysteries - What's that lump in my bed?

Sing along during this old-fashioned English farce, one of four original interactive dinner theater shows available in Ohio Village.

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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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