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Kelton House Museum & Garden

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Address: 586 E.Town St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone Number: 614-464-2022
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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 step back in time

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sisnkaty
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars 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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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Turn back time to 1852, see how an affluent merchant lived in Columbus and was a major player in the Underground Railroad. See where slaves were hidden and ferried on to freedom

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

This was such a treat, the people who built this house took in some some runaway slaves. A lot of the items in the house are original and the hand held touring guide was very informative.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Went there with people from my office (office scheduled event) and thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The women were dressed in costumes and they were very well versed on the Kelton House.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

I used the Kelton House as a venue for a birthday party. The staff went out of their way to make the experience amazing. The first person portrayals at the house are excellent - the staff is very knowledgeable. Those of us that took tours found the house charming and the history of the underground railroad fascinating. Whether you are... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

What a wonderful Victorian museum, right in the middle of Columbus! I visited with my daughter and mother, and we were enthralled with everything there was to see in this house. Could have spent 2+ hours here, going through each room and listening to all of the audio information. The house was set up with many Victorian Christmas decorations which... More 

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Duarte, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

The staff and historical decorators should be proud. The history was so complete since property was with family members over a century. The vintage Christmas decorations were an added plus. Very nice way to spent an hour.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We visited the Kelton House and took the tour. It is an self guided audio tour that uses little personal devices that you push a button on for the information to play. One tip I would recommend is that you take ear buds. As I am hard of hearing I had to keep the device at my ear the entire... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

During a trip to Columbus, my husband and I visited this private home turned museum. It was well preserved and the self guided audio tour was very well done.

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