Columbus Ohio Tourism
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Ohio Statehouse

Ohio Capitol Building

Located at the heart of Columbus on what is called Capitol Square, the Statehouse building is a fine example of Greek Revival architecture. A recent total renovation of the historic landmark has restored the limestone building back to it's original configuration, right down to the lamps.

Statehouse ColumnsThe Statehouse houses both the Senate and House of Representatives, as well as the Governors office. The building is open to the public, and guided tours are available for groups of 10 or more.

Several of the major areas such as the Rotunda are open for public viewing during regular hours, unless an event is taking place such as a wedding. There is no charge for touring the Capitol Building.

Periodically, the statehouse provides special behind-the-scenes tours. These tours usually book up within a day or two after being announced.

The Crypt located on the lower level has a cafeteria, gift shop and museum.





Christopher ColumbusOhio State House Hours

The Ohio Statehouse is open :
Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday & Sundays
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Holidays CLOSED

The Ohio Statehouse covers nearly two acres of ground and when it was new had a place inside for every branch and function of state government. The massive building was surpassed in size only by the U. S. Capitol in Washington.



Ohio Statehouse

Statehouse Statues

Surrounding the Ohio Statehouse are numerous statues and monuments. As part of a new program, you can telephone the statues and they will tell you in some detail about the subject. Here are the numbers:

The Ohio Statehouse is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends.


Walkability Score

We'll be the first to admit that Walk Score is just an approximation of walkability. There are a number of factors that contribute to walkability that are not part of this algorithm and make no implication of the safety of the area.