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Field TripsExploring history hands-on at the Ohio History Center & Ohio Village
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For more information, or to make a reservation, please call 614.297.2663 or 800.686.1541. You may also send an email to reservations@ohiohistory.org. To download the Field Trip Planner, click here.

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

The Ohio Village is on the grounds of the Ohio History Connection complex. The Ohio Village is a reproduction of a small Ohio community during the 1800s. The buildings form the commercial, social, and political core of a town and they represent several architectural styles of Ohio's history. The furnishings, items, and tools in the various buildings used by the Ohio Village interpreters are either original pieces or carefully researched reproductions. The buildings and streets form a physical background for the presentation of the economic, social, and political life in Ohio during the 1800s.

Learn more about the following field trip options:

Hours of Operation

  • Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday noon - 5 p.m.

Admission Costs

  • Self-Guided Museum Visit:
    • $4 per student
    • $4 per chaperone
    • Teachers are free
  • Discovery Theatre Program (Includes admission to Ohio History Center):
    • $5 per student
    • $4 per chaperone
    • Teachers are free
  • Guided Experience (Includes admission to Ohio History Center):
    • $6 per student
    • $4 per chaperone
    • Teachers are Free
  • Immersive Programs (Includes admission to Ohio History Center):
    • $8 per student
    • $4 per chaperone
    • Teachers are free
  • Gossip Tour of Ohio Village (Includes admission to Ohio History Center):
    • $8 per student
    • $4 per chaperone
    • Teachers are free
  • Library & Archives Programs (Does NOT include admission to Ohio History Center):
    • Varies depending on program

*Please allow at least 1 adult chaperone per 10 students

Group prices can only be guaranteed for those who have made a reservation.

Field Trip Guide

Download our Field Trip Guide to get information about your field trip to the Ohio History Center and how to make it great!

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.
 

For more information, or to make a reservation, please call 614.297.2663 or 800.686.1541. You may also send an email to reservations@ohiohistory.org. To download the Field Trip Planner, click here.

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