The Ohio Statehouse
The Ohio Statehouse is one of America's finest examples of Greek Revival architecture and is one of the oldest working statehouses in
the United States. The Ohio Statehouse was completed in 1861 after 22 years of construction. The sweeping grand staircase of the Senate
Building was modeled after the Paris Opera House. Restored to its original grandeur in 1996, the Statehouse is filled with priceless
historic art, including a marble bust of Abraham Lincoln – the only one the President posed for during his lifetime. Even the Statehouses
expansive grounds have a history, as Civil War Union soldiers frequently camped there.
The Ohio Statehouse is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For groups of fewer than 10, free
guided tours are offered Monday through Friday on the hour from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 3 p.m.
The Statehouse is handicapped accessible and senior friendly. Tours depart from the Map Room easily accessible from the Third Street entrance.
Groups of 10 or more are requested to schedule a tour in advance by calling 614/728-2695 to ensure a guide is available for your group. Tours
last approximately 45-60 minutes.
The Ohio Statehouse is located at:
1 Capitol Square
Columbus, Ohio 43215-4210
The Ohio Statehouse is located in the center of downtown Columbus, at the corner of Broad and High Streets.