Since it’s inception in 1812, the architecture of Central Ohio has faithfully represented and irreverently innovated upon the endless succession of building fashions that have swept across our nation. From Victorian, Art Deco, and Arts and Crafts, to Brutalism, Modernism, Deconstructionism, and more, Columbus’ wealth of architectural history makes it a prime destination for architecture enthusiasts of all levels.
This 2 3/4 hour bus tour will focus on exploring the vast variety of styles found within the city, and highlights include the largest neighborhood of Victorian homes in the US, the largest privately preserved historical district in the US, and important works from architects such as Peter Eisenman, Arata Isozaki, to our home grown design firm Moody Nolan.
The Ohio State University • The Circus House • The Greater Columbus Convention Center • The Ohio Statehouse • The Leveque Tower • The Scioto Mile • The Main Street Bridge • COSI • National Veterans Memorial and Museum • Columbus Metropolitan Library • The Topiary Park • East Town Street Historic District • Broad Street Mansions • Franklin Park Conservatory
This city tour is priced at $36 for adults and $33 for full time students and seniors. It includes air-conditioned van transportation and a local expert guide. It lasts approximately 2 3/4 hours. This tour runs spring-fall.
This tour is offered monthly and by appointment for private groups. Please check the calendar for available dates. Sites may occasionally vary due to road closures and other unlikely eventualities.
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