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Kelton House Museum & Garden

Step back into Ohio's past in an elegant 19th century Columbus town home that served as a stop on the Underground Railroad. Antique furniture, music boxes, and decorative accessories highlight a tour by a costumed docent or the self-guided audio tour. The Kelton House was built in 1852 by Columbus businessman Fernando Cortez Kelton. The home was continuously occupied by members of the Kelton family until 1975, when Grace Kelton, Fernando's granddaughter, died. She left her home to the Columbus Foundation which contracted with the Junior League of Columbus to restore and maintain the home as a museum of local history and the decorative arts.

Reflecting the culturally diverse nature of the past and the present, the Museum interprets preserves and develops its facility and collection, interprets local history, educates the community, and trains volunteers.
Address

Kelton House Museum & Garden
586 E. Town Street

Columbus, Ohio 43215

Phone Number(s)

Local Number: (614) 464-2022

E-mail Address(es)

keltonhouse@cs.com

Hours

Sunday: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Special Hours:

Website(s)

Homepage

Admission

Adults: 6.00
Adult pricing is for 21 and older
Senior Citizens: 5.00
Children: 2.00
6 and over

Accepted Forms of Payment

Cash, Check, Mastercard, Purchase Order, Visa

Special Offers

Sophia's Secret
Starts: No Start Date
Ends: No End Date
Tour the historic Kelton House Museum, with its wonderful collection of 19th century furnishings and decorative arts. Be greeted at the door by "Sophia Kelton" who will let you in on the family's "secret." You'll be sworn to secrecy before you leave after hearing the punishment handed out to abolitionists like the Keltons.

Tour & Tea With Sophia
Starts: No Start Date
Ends: No End Date
The Keltons were a prosperous Columbus family that left a home full of artifacts that tell the story of 19th century Columbus life. After being greeted at the door by "Sophia Kelton," you'll tour her beautifully furnished Victorian home and then be invited to afternoon tea with finger sandwiches and trifle. This program is offered to groups of 15 or more by advance appointment.

Parking

FREE

Back Parlor, Kelton House Museum

The Museum Back Parlor houses 19th century furniture, paintings, books and photographs from the Kelton family.


Print Offers


  • Sophia's Secret

    Tour the historic Kelton House Museum, with its wonderful collection of 19th century furnishings and decorative arts. Be greeted at the door by "Sophia Kelton" who will let you in on the family's "secret." You'll be sworn to secrecy before you leave after hearing the punishment handed out to abolitionists like the Keltons.

    $11/person

  • Tour & Tea With Sophia

    The Keltons were a prosperous Columbus family that left a home full of artifacts that tell the story of 19th century Columbus life. After being greeted at the door by "Sophia Kelton," you'll tour her beautifully furnished Victorian home and then be invited to afternoon tea with finger sandwiches and trifle. This program is offered to groups of 15 or more by advance appointment.

    $15/person

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