...a nonprofit organization that serves as Ohio’s partner in preserving and interpreting Ohio's history, archaeology, natural history and historic places. Ohio Historical Society oversees a network of 50+ historic sites across Ohio as well as the Ohio Historical Preservation Office and the state archives.
The Ohio History Center in Columbus, 800 E 17th Ave, houses the Ohio Historical Society, the museum, the Archives/Library, the Ohio Historic Preservation Office, and the Ohio Village.
Admission to the museum in the Ohio History Center is: $10/adult; $9/senior; $5/youth (6-12); FREE/child (0-5) and FREE for Ohio Historical Society members. Parking is FREE. Hours: W.-Sat, 10 am-5 pm, Sun, Noon-5 pm., admission to the Ohio Village is included in the museum fee. From June 2 – Sept 2, the Ohio Village is open the same hours as the museum and admission is included with museum admission. Please enter through the main museum doors by the 3 flags. (Excludes special events.)
For hours and information about the 50+ individual historic sites, see the individual site pages.
This summer, when you visit the Ohio Historical Society’s 50+ sites and attractions you have a new way to record memories with the Passport to Your Ohio History. Fill your passports by receiving special “I Visited” stickers at each site and answering treasure-hunt-style questions related to the historic venues.
After collecting all 58 stickers, the explorer will qualify to be included in the Passport to Your Ohio History “Hall of Fame.”
Walk the wooden boardwalks and stroll the streets of Ohio Village.
Representing the early Civil War period, experience costumed characters, cell phone tours, interpretive panels, and play areas.
Announcing! A limited time offer* -- the Summer Fun membership! You and three others can enjoy free admission to all the 50+ Ohio Historical Society sites throughout Ohio -- including the Ohio Village and the Ohio History Center!
For more on the Summer Fun membership, click here!
The Historic Village of Zoar has been named to the 2012 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places®
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has identified the Village of Zoar, OH as an important historic site that is at risk. The Village sits at the base of a levee constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) nearly 75 years ago to hold back potential floodwaters. The levee is in need of major repairs. By being named to the list of “America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places” the historic Village of Zoar moves into a national discussion. The additional attention generated through this designation by the NTHP is expected to encourage more people to learn about Zoar and to become supporters of saving the village.