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.


Self-Guided Museum Visit

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

Immersive Programs

$10/student; $5/chaperone; Free/teachers (During the fall 2024 – spring 2025 school year, all Immersive Programming will take place in the Ohio History Center museum)

Explore Programs

Homeschool Fieldtrips & Programs

Prices vary; visit page for more details

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Scheduling a Field Trip

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  • Use the form below to organize the information needed to schedule a field trip to the Ohio History Center and Ohio Village in Columbus, Ohio. If you would like to schedule a group visit to one of our sites, please visit
  • Submitting a request form does not confirm your reservation. Once your booking is confirmed, our Reservations team will send you an email confirmation within seven business days.
  • If your requested dates, times or programs are fully booked, our Reservations team will contact you for alternate options.

Scheduling Requirements

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  • 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.
  • We require at least 1 adult teacher or chaperone per every 10 students.
  • Payment must be submitted in one lump sum transaction. We cannot accommodate split payments.


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Ohio History Center & Ohio Village (Available Seasonally)

  • $5/student
  • $5/chaperones
  • Free/teachers

Immersive Programs

  • $10/student
  • $5/chaperones
  • Free/teachers

Payments & Cancelations

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  • Payment must be submitted on the day of your visit in one lump sum transaction. We cannot accommodate split payments.
  • We accept cash, credit card, check, and purchase orders.
  • 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.

Lunches & Storage

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  • Lunch space can be reserved in 30-minute intervals on our Plaza level free of charge.
  • We recommend that you bring packed lunches and place them in labeled containers before your visit. Your lunches will be labeled and waiting for your group on the Plaza level at your scheduled lunchtime.
  • During Ohio Village’s open season, you are welcome to eat outside in Ohio Village at any time. However, seating is limited, cannot be reserved and is available first-come-first-served. Groups themselves are responsible for transporting lunches from the Ohio History Center to Ohio Village.


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  • Parking is free and available directly in front of the Ohio History Center museum.


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Contact Us


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.