Visit the Ohio History Center, the state's repository for comprehensive collections of materials in the fields of history, prehistory and natural history. It also houses the state's archives and historical library.

Walk the streets of Ohio Village, a reproduction of a small Ohio community during the 1800s. The buildings form the commercial, social and political core of a town and represent several architectural styles of Ohio's history. The furnishings and tools in the various buildings used by the Ohio Villagers are either original pieces or carefully researched reproductions. The buildings and streets set the stage for its citizens to tell the story of the economic, social and political life in Ohio during the 1800s.

Admission Costs 2021-2022 School Year

Group prices can only be guaranteed for those who have made a reservation. To qualify for our group prices a reservation must include 10 or more paid admissions and payment is due in one single payment at the time of visit. We cannot accommodate split payments. We accept cash, credit, check and school PO.

Self-Guided Museum Visit

$5/student; $5/chaperone; Free/teachers (includes admission to the Ohio History Center & Ohio Village, available seasonally)

Immersive Programs

$9/student; $5/chaperone; Free/teachers (includes admission to the Ohio History Center)

Explore Programs

Homeschool Fieldtrips & Programs

Prices vary; visit page for more details

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Location

The Ohio History Center and the Ohio Village are located at I-71 and 17th Avenue, adjacent to the Ohio Expo Center (State Fairgrounds) in Columbus, Ohio.
If you are coming from the:

  • SOUTH - I-71 North to 17th Ave.*
  • NORTH - I-71 South to 17th Ave.*
  • WEST - 70 East to I-71 North to 17th Ave.*
  • EAST - 70 West to I-71 North to 17th Ave.*

*Proceed west on 17th Ave. and turn right at the Ohio History Connection sign.

To schedule a visit or program please call 614.297.2663 or 800.686.1541, or send us a message by visiting our "Contact Us" page and selecting "Public Programs and Tours" from the drop-down menu.

Cancellation Policy

We require at least 48 hours notice in order to receive a full refund. After that, only the cost of admission is refundable. We can not refund the cost of any programs.