Columbus Historical Society

Preserving, protecting, and promoting the history of Central Ohio.


We've been collecting, archiving, teaching, and exhibiting Columbus history for over
25 years. Come and join one of our free talks or events or hop on one of  our
city tours around Downtown Columbus.


book a Public, Specialty, or private city TOUR

Two hundred years of history in under 3 hours! Travel through Downtown Columbus to hear stories of national significance, international intrigue and local history and lore.

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Discover community history

Join one of our free upcoming talks and events to learn more about the people, places, and stories of Columbus's past

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