Ohio Statehouse Columbus
Where are we going today?
Did you know that the Ohio Statehouse is one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in the entire USA? Did you also know that it's one of the oldest working statehouses in the country too? That's pretty impressive!
There is so much history within the Ohio Statehouse, and the grounds at Capital Square, that it's a great experience for the whole family, especially the kids. If they weren't interested in American history before this trip, they might leave as an enthusiast!
Free guided tours of Capital Square are available 7 days a week, which is a great way of learning that much more about the area, and appreciating the history that went on within the walls you are standing in.
Capital Square itself has the Ohio Statehouse, Senate Building and Atrium. These buildings were monumental to those people during that time that Ohio was actually founded! So it's an incredible part of the state's history.
If you want to just take your time and enjoy the Ohio Statehouse at your own pace, then you can take a self-guided tour brochure and audio tour wand, and just enjoy it as a family. The brochures can be found in the Museum Shop. With this audio tour, you will learn all about the architecture and stories from behind the scenes!
Don't forget about the musuem too, with great exhibits covering a host of topics, from George Washington to women serving in the war!
Kids - welcome to where Ohio was born!
How much does it cost?
When can we go?
7am - 6pm weekdays. 11am - 5pm weekends.
All year round, but closed major holidays.
They would be happy to set up a field trip with you! The tours can be geared towards the grade level, and are around 45 to 60 minutes in length .
You can get some fun Ohio food from the Museum Shop (like mustard and maple syrup!) but you're in the heart of Columbus - grab some tasty food before or after your experience.
There are plenty of healthy food options in Columbus! .
Doing our bit
The museum are dedicated to telling the stories of those who shaped Ohio as we know it today. They want to educate all who visit to keep the stories for years to come.
Need a little extra help?
Despite it being built in a time prior to the ADA, the statehouse is now handicapped accessible and senior friendly! There are also handicapped parking spaces.
Can I get one of those?
The Museum Shop has all you could want to take away from your experience - pick up something to keep your education going! .
The statehouse has an underground car park, which is affordable.