You have 2 trips in progress. See all
Ohio History Connection, formerly The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society and Ohio Historical Society, is a nonprofit organization incorporated in 1885. Headquartered at the Ohio History Center in Columbus, Ohio, Ohio History Connection provides services to both preserve and share Ohio's history, including its prehistory, and manages over 50 museums and sites across the state. An early iteration of the organization was founded by Brigadier General Roeliff Brinkerhoff in 1875. Over its history, the organization changed its name twice, with the first occurring in 1954 when the name was shortened to Ohio Historical Society. In 2014, it was changed again to Ohio History Connection, in what members believed was a more modern and welcoming representation of the organization's image.Using our international travel planner, Columbus attractions like Ohio History Center can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Ohio History Center reviews
If you are interested in learning about the history of Ohio, this is the place. Located at 800 East 17th Avenue in Columbus, at the Ohio State Fairgrounds, site of the Ohio State Fair, a short...
If you are interested in learning about the history of Ohio, this is the place. Located at 800 East 17th Avenue in Columbus, at the Ohio State Fairgrounds, site of the Ohio State Fair, a short... more »
Visited the center with family on a Sunday, arrived at 11am. Took us about 2 1/2 hrs to walk around and see all the exhibits. Not crowded at all, we were able to stop and talk, not feel rushed or feel like we were in the way of other visitors. Great rainy day museum (if visiting indoor museum only). We will definitely go back to revisit when the the sun is around so we can walk through the outdoor ‘old timey’ village. They have offered several special events like All Hallows Eve, Dickens of a Christmas, Night at the Museum, and Crime and Corruption.
For anyone interested in the history and in specific to the history of Ohio Country, this history center (museum) is an apt stop to check in ! This center has almost all the exhibits featuring in and around Ohio, which is very unique. The exhibits range from fossils, wild life and native Americans from the era prior to the pioneers settlement and to the industrial era after the settlement. Also, elaborate displays of Ohio’s significant involvement in various wars. The exhibits are arranged in various zones in a chronological time period. They’re nicely and spaciously arranged. The center is located in a spacious lot with enough car parking and easily approachable by road.
Plan your trip to Columbus
- Get a personalized tripA full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
- Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
- Manage itEverything in one place. Everyone on the same page.Know more
Popular things to do in Columbus
Side trips from Columbus
Hidden gems in Columbus
Parks in Columbus
Shopping in Columbus
Nearby attractions in Columbus
Trips in Ohio History Center by other users
39 days in Central Ohio BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Columbus West Liberty Marion 13 days in Chicago & Columbus BY A USER FROM BRAZIL Chicago Columbus 49 days in Cincinnati BY A USER FROM INDIA Fountain Square Weston Art Gallery Ghost & Vampire Tours 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND Columbus Yellowstone National Park Grand Teton National Park 60 days in Columbus BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND McFerson Commons Park Room Escape Games Ohio History Center 13 days in United States SEE PLAN Gettysburg Zanesville Columbus