Ohio Statehouse Museum
About the Museum
The Museum functions as an interactive place for learning about Ohio government for more than 80,000 Ohio Statehouse tour
visitors annually. The opening of the Museum enriches the experience of Statehouse visitors by providing stronger and more
diverse orientation and education about Ohio government and history.
The Museum includes interactive, hands-on exhibits that challenge visitors' knowledge about Ohio history and
the workings of state government, while equipping them to more fully participate as citizens. Historical artifacts and images
tell the stories of those who designed and built the Statehouse and those who have come to serve. Audiovisual media transport
visitors to historical events and invite them to imagine themselves as governor or a legislator.
The Museum offers exhibits that encourage visitors to participate in the government process by making choices,
expressing their opinions, comparing viewpoints and even becoming a part of an exhibit by giving a State of the State address.
A focus on contemporary issues enables visitors to better relate to the governing process.
Ohio Statehouse Museum Fact Sheet