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Kelton House Museum & Garden

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Address: 586 E Town St, Columbus, OH 43215-4802
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+1 614-464-2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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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Beautiful Home with Lots of Information

I recall coming here many years ago for a wedding. It is still a beautiful home with lots of interesting history. I even brought my kids, and they actually enjoyed it quite a bit... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Boynton Beach, Florida
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I recall coming here many years ago for a wedding. It is still a beautiful home with lots of interesting history. I even brought my kids, and they actually enjoyed it quite a bit. They have self guided audio tours that take you from room to room of the home. A lot of the information was quite intriguing. We enjoyed... More 

Thank MommyTess
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were glad we stopped by this lovely home. The audio guided tour was better than some I've experienced and provided a lot of detail about the rooms and the families who lived there. Of particular interest was it's connection to the underground railroad. It had been snowing so we did not tour the garden.

Thank Patricia C
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

It was perfect! Everything exactly how we imagined it and we couldn't of had a more beautiful wedding. We were treated with kindness through the entire process. Definitely worth the money. This place is a gem and so is the staff! Special thank you to Chuck who helped in the planning and Lanna who was the house manager the day... More 

Thank Holly C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

On the national register of historic places, Kelton House is gem. This 1800's victorian brick home built by a well-respected businessman of the time is pleasure to experience. The terrific audio tour ( included in your $6 admission fee ) provides a wealth of information on the family that owned the home, the practicality of decor in the 1800's (... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

The home is a jewel of the Victorian era. It boosts two floors of beautifully maintained antiques and a great story of the family that built and lived in the house for three generations. The dosen tour I am sure is good but we showed up on a day with no tours so we opted for the recorded story and... More 

Thank Rumrummer314
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

We were walk in's on a Sunday and they were having an event so it was a bit scattered when we got there but the gals were doing their best to get us taken care of amidst the chaos and they were very kind under pressure. We did the audio tour because the docents were all busy with the event.... More 

Thank mistylees
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Experiential Tourism at its best. The gardens are beautiful and make sure to visit the basement for a shocking story.

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Southern California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

This was one of the best historic home tours I have taken. You are given an audio player and map, and can go at your own pace. There are options for additional information in each room if you want to know more. Fabulous furnishings and stories of life in the mid 1800s and beyond. The interpretation of the Abolitionist movement... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

We toured this treasure 7/1, Thursday. It was a self-guided tour with individual audio equipment. The house and its contents are exceptionally well preserved as they have been cared for by generations of the family. The audio has great stories about the time period of the 1850's as well as the Kelton family itself. The location was very easy to... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

This is a lovely place to visit for history lovers or those interested in the Underground Railroad. We were able to have a tour of the house from the 1850s. Most of the furnishings were original because the house was kept in family hands until turned into an historic site. The docents were very knowledgeable, and we were lucky enough... More 

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