School Tours : Parking
Arriving By Bus
All buses should disembark passengers at the bus unloading zone on Third Street (East side of the Statehouse). After unloading passengers, we ask all buses to park on State Street on the South side of the Statehouse across from the Ohio Theatre. If State Street bus parking is full, buses may also park on Broad Street between High and Third Streets. Please avoid the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) bus stop area.
According to the City of Columbus Division of Traffic, drivers may turn their bus engines off, lock and leave the bus or stay with the vehicle. The Statehouse encourages driver to turn off engines in consideration of the environment and numerous air intake ducts on buildings in close proximity. Children may be picked up at the Third Street bus loading zone or they may walk to board their bus on State Street.
Arriving by Car
Convenient, affordable parking under the Statehouse offers direct sheltered access to the Ohio Statehouse and Senate Building, Vern Riffe Center
for Government and the Arts, James A. Rhodes State Office Tower and the Huntington Center. See the parking information listed under the information tab.