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One membership, 50+ adventures!
With 50+ historic sites and museums across Ohio, an Ohio History Connection membership is your personal passport to history. We make daytrips and weekend adventures affordable and fun! From the Great Lakes to the Ohio River and everywhere in between, you'll always find something new to learn and explore. And don't forget-memberships make GREAT gifts!
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Discount of $5 off any level for Seniors (60 +) is available online using coupon code OHCSenior. You may also apply your senior discount in person, through the mail or by calling 800.686.1545. Discount may not be applied retroactively. Only one discount can be used per purchase.
Discounts of $5 off for Active Educators, Active Duty Military, or Local History Organization may be applied to any membership level (limit one discount per membership). These discounts are not available online. To apply one of these discounts, please call 800.686.1545, mail in a completed membership form or show valid ID at one of our 50+ historic sites and attractions! Discounts may not be applied retroactively. Only one discount can be used per purchase.
Discounts for Ohio Farm Bureau members are available online only. To access your coupon code to save 15% on any level, please visit your Ohio Farm Bureau member portal. Discount may not be applied retroactively. Only one discount can be used per purchase.
$35 discount on Household level only. Requires photo ID and WIC, Ohio Directions or Medicaid (from Ohio). To apply this discount, visit one of our 50+ historic sites and attractions or call our membership office at 800.686.1545. Discount may not be applied retroactively. Only one discount can be used per purchase.
We are pleased to welcome members from all over the world! Please note that Canadian memberships will be charged an additional $10 and all other foreign memberships will be charged an additional $15 to the total amount due in order to cover postage & handling. Please contact the Membership Office at 800.686.1545 for assistance with your registration and additional payment.
|Membership Levels and Benefits||Individual|
|Number of named members/membership cards||1||2||2||2||2|
|Includes children 18 and under in member’s household or member’s grandchildren||●||●||●|
|Guests (free general admission or special event discounts)||1||0||0||2||2|
|Free admission to Ohio History Center and 50+ sites||●||●||●||●||●|
|Reciprocal admission benefit at over 300 museums nationwide through the Time Travelers program*||●||●||●||●||●|
|Reciprocal admission benefits at select Central Ohio attractions through Columbus Member Advantage program*||●||●||●||●||●|
|Reciprocal benefits at more than 1,000 museums nationwide with North American Reciprocal Museum program (NARM)*||●|
|Discounted tickets for special events and programs**||●||●||●||●||●|
|Free tickets to Ohio History Center & Ohio Village Signature Events (Night at the Museum, All Hallows' Eve and Dickens of a Christmas)**||●|
|Pre-sale tickets and early entry at popular events||●||●||●||●||●|
|Complimentary genealogy resources (Contact the Membership Department for more information)||●|
|Two tickets to annual Statehood Day advocacy event and luncheon||●|
|Discounts on most purchases made online, at the Ohio History Center & Ohio Village and at participating sites||●||●||●||●||●|
|10% off wedding and private event space rental||●||●||●||●||●|
|Smithsonian Affiliate Membership (one year subscription to Smithsonian Magazine and additional Smithsonian discounts and opportunities)||●|
|Bi-monthly Echoes Magazine and weekly e-news||●||●||●||●||●|
|Vote in Ohio History Connection Board of Trustees election (one vote per membership)||●||●||●||●||●|
|Benefits are tax deductible***||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
*For details on reciprocal benefits visit our Reciprocal Benefits page. Discounts vary by location. Please call ahead to confirm discount.
**Discount applies to tickets covered by membership. When purchasing event tickets online, select child tickets for all children ages 4–18.
***Please consult with a tax advisor for individual applicability.
As of July 2017, the Ohio History Connection is using a new online purchasing system for membership and event tickets.
Please check the box next to “register for our web site” during the check-out process to create your online account. The next time you visit our website to purchase tickets or renew your membership, simply sign in first to access member discounts and pre-populate forms with your contact information.
Approximately two months before your membership expires, you will receive a renewal notice. You may return the notice with payment by mail or renew your membership online. You can also renew in person at many of our 50+ historic sites and museums or call the membership office at 800.686.1545.
For online renewals please note: Our online system does not ask for a Member ID #. The transaction uses the name, address, phone number and email address provided during check out to connect to your existing membership record and renews the membership. If you have previously created an online account, you can sign in prior to your purchase however it is not required. If you have not created an online account and you wish to do so you can check the box next to "Register for our website" right before check out.
You will need to register for an online account to access your member discounts on event tickets and to RSVP for member events online. Signing in before you renew your membership will also help us make sure we maintain your membership history.
If you need assistance with creating your online account, please contact the membership office.
Don't forget that you can always purchase event tickets through our reservations office at 800.686.1541 and RSVP for members events through the membership office at 800.686.1545 or by sending us a message by visiting our "Contact Us" page and selecting "Membership" from the drop down menu.
Please disregard the notice. Sometimes your payment and a reminder notice will cross in the mail.
Yes, gift memberships are available for birthdays, graduation, holidays, or any other occasion. You can register friends, family, or associates for a gift membership on your renewal notice or application, by calling the Membership Office, or online. When purchasing a gift membership online, be sure to check the box that indicates "This membership is a gift" that appears just above the line where you provide the first name of the member.
Our museums' hours vary by site, season and weather conditions. Please visit our Historic Sites page to get contact information. We always advise that you call ahead to get up to the minute information about operating hours and event details. You may also contact Ohio History Connection by calling 614.297.2300 or 800.686.6124.
Your membership includes free regular admission at all of our sites. Discounts for events can vary, so Ohio History Connection members may be asked to pay admission or purchase tickets for special events and activities. If you are unsure if an event is included with regular admission or if there will be an additional charge, contact the historic site directly or contact the membership office.
Yes! After you make your online membership purchase, you will automatically receive an email with a temporary membership card. Present the temporary card at any Ohio History Connection site to receive the admission benefit for your membership category.
If you don't see this email, be sure to check your junk or spam folder--these automatic emails are often routed there. If you still don't see the email, contact the membership office at [email protected] or 800.686.1545 for assistance.
To access your membership discount you must first register for an online account and then sign in. If you have registered directly from the ticket page rather than through the personalized link we periodically send to set up your registration, it is possible that the system generated a duplicate record and does not recognize that you are a member. If you believe this to be the case, please send us an email and we will connect your user ID to your membership.
Once you are signed in, please note that the member price shows up as a discount on eligible tickets rather than a separate member price. This discount does not appear until AFTER you click "add to cart."
New members will receive an introductory membership packet and card(s) in 2-3 weeks. Renewing members will receive updated membership cards in 2-3 weeks, as well.
Enjoy a free outdoor concert at the home of President Rutherford B. Hayes.
You're invited to read and discuss books about the American presidency at this free book club.
Join us as we kick off our collaboration with the Hocking College Craft Brewing program with a beer tasting and the announcement of the name of the new Ohio Village beer. This members-only, 21+ event will feature four tasting stations, food trucks, games, music, fire pits and more! Advanced registration is required. $30/Adult (Includes a […]
Local Chillicothe artist Skip Hathaway will offer an art class for children of all ages. The classes will begin at Noon and will take place at the Education Center. Children of all ages are welcome to attend this event, which is offered at no cost. Art supplies will be provided and children must be accompanied […]
Join us as Artists Don Wilkins and Kathy Smithson share their art and creative process in the garden at Hanby House. Don paints on glass and Kathy specializes in nature watercolors. The Hanby House will be open for visitors.
Sun. July 3, 2022 • 2 p.m. Ohio Village, Columbus The Ohio Village Muffins are a group of enthusiastic lovers of the game who carry on the tradition of the sport as it was played in mid-nineteenth-century America. Stop by Sun. July 3 to see the Muffins play a club match in the Ohio Village! […]
Join us on Sunday, July 3, at 2:00 PM, to celebrate Independence Day the way they did two centuries ago as you are transported back in time to experience the holiday like it was celebrated in the early 1800s. This event will take place at the picnic pavilion and there is no charge to attend. […]
A workshop explaining cursive handwriting with demonstrations and hands-on lessons using quill pens and ink. Also a discussion of how ink was made by gathering natural ingredients. Workshop will be on Sunday, July 3, 2022 at 2 p.m. in the classroom at the Visitor Center. Admission is free and all children must have an adult […]