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Address: 586 E.Town St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone Number: 614-464-2022
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Description: Experience urban life and the decorative arts, as they existed in the...
Experience urban life and the decorative arts, as they existed in the second half of the 19th century, through the collection of the Sophia and Fernando Cortez Kelton family.
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A Lovely and Informative Visit

I was really excited to check this place out. As an amateur 19th century history nerd, I was very impressed. The house as a wide variety of interesting art, and the architecture... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I was really excited to check this place out. As an amateur 19th century history nerd, I was very impressed. The house as a wide variety of interesting art, and the architecture is wonderful. They had a lovely selection of hair work! The tour guide was dressed in period garb. It included a lot of history about Columbus, so I... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We met at the Kelton house to record an interview, and I was blown away by how friendly the staff were in accommodating our needs. Afterwards they gave us an impromptu tour that was fascinating. An excellent peek into historical Columbus that is aided by the excellently maintained grounds.

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Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We were in Columbus for New Years and love to tour historic houses. This one didn't disappoint. There was a lot of information and we learned new things. We dragged out 2 kids with (ages 10 and 13) and even they found it interesting. The staff were friendly and I would recommend a visit if you are in town.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Columbus, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I really enjoyed the tour here. the guide was very informative and interesting. he did a fantastic job and was dressed in Victorian clothing. in December they have it decorated for the time. The home has a lot of furniture pieces that are original to the Keltons. Much care has been given to the small details from setting the dining... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Indianapolis, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We toured the house to get an idea of life as part of the Underground Railroad. It was interesting and we learned a lot but we would have preferred a tour guide to the handsets we carried. You only get a docent on special occasions and Sundays.

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South Dakota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This is a great place to visit if you are into American history. I like the fact that the tour was self-guided so we could go at our own, leisurely pace. The audio provided a thorough background on the Kelton family and also described the Victorian-era decor and daily life. The staff were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I also want... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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126 reviews 126 reviews
58 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I enjoyed walking around the Kelton House. It was a beautiful house. I learned a lot about the Kelton family and the part they played in the Underground Railroad. I even learned more about slavery in this country. I was amazed. It started raining during our visit so I can't comment on the beauty of the gardens. But from what... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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78 reviews 78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I stumbled upon this old Victorian house after visiting the art museum and looking for the topiary gardens. The audio self guided tour was well done and informative. The underground railway area and display in the basement was too. The gardens were lovely. If in the area and you have interest in history this place is worth a visit.

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I like that they share a horrible time in history but a goodness that some people had back then to save one another at any cost.

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Columbus, Ohio
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79 reviews 79 reviews
31 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

We were married at the KH - it has lovely gardens and a very pretty area for receptions - be forewarned, however, of the constantine wire outside and the space is small

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