Founded to be the Capital of Ohio over 200 years ago, Columbus has evolved into a thriving metropolis and is forecast to continue its growth into the future. 

Hear about its history, the stories of its people, their contributions, and creations that have inspired a nation. See where Germans immigrants settled 150 years ago. Take in the history of the Great Migration and its effect on Columbus, learn about our role in the birth of the NFL, hear about the discoveries that have changed a nation, and learn how the Short North acquired its name. 

Join us as we travel back through time, explore the development of Columbus, hear the tales of those who made the city what it is today, and discover the new developments, plans, for the future of our city.

Sites include:

Lucas Sullivant Land Grant office • Franklinton Cemetery • Site of The Ohio Penitentiary • Victorian Village • The Short North Arts District• The Ohio Statehouse • German Village • Topiary Park • Kelton House • Franklin Park Conservatory • The King Lincoln District • Poindexter Village • Thurber House

This city tour is priced at $36 for adults and $33 for full time students and seniors. It includes air-conditioned bus transportation and a local expert guide. It lasts approximately 2 3/4 hours. This tour runs year round.

This tour is offered weekly on Saturdays at 9am 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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