The price for history going up


COLUMBUS – The Ohio Historical Society made several operational changes at the Ohio Historical Center and Ohio Village, including raising admission, adding a parking fee and shortening hours of operation.

The new general public admission is $6 for adults and $2 for students. Student identification is required for college patrons. Children 5 and under, Ohio Historical Society members, and archives/library patrons will continue to be admitted free.

Admission discounts are available for adult tour groups who schedule in advance by calling 614-297-2666.

A general parking fee at the Ohio Historical Center/Ohio Village of $3 per car and $10 for commercial tour buses will also be charged. Patrons visiting the archives/library will also be charged a parking fee of $3. Ohio Historical Society members and those driving vehicles that transport student groups will not be charged.

Adjusted hours of operation for the Ohio Historical Center are Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays and holidays from noon-5 p.m. The Ohio Historical Center will be closed on Mondays.

The adjacent Ohio Village will be closed beginning in January until spring, but school groups can be admitted with an appointment by calling 614-297-2666.

An Ohio Historical Society membership provides free admission and parking at more than 60 Ohio Historical Society historical sites. Members also receive a subscription to the magazine, “Timeline,” and discounts on varied society programs and museum store purchases.

Membership fees are $50/family (admission for up to eight people); $45/individuals; $25/students. Seniors receive a $5 discount.

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