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.
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!
1950s: Building the American Dream 5-16-2014 thru 12-30-2014
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.
All Hallows Eve 10-11-2014 thru 10-18-2014
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
Beyond the Battlefield Civil War Symposium 11-7-2014 thru 11-8-2014
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
The Pleasure of the Cup: Drinks of the 19th century 12-6-2014
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
Dickens of a Christmas 2014 12-12-2014 thru 12-21-2014
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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"
|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′|
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!
History in Columbus
History buffs rejoice: Columbus' rich history hotspots include museums, government buildings, Civil War points of interest, and more!