Vintage Base Ball on Capitol Square

May 22, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

West Plaza
The Ohio Statehouse
1 Capitol Square
Columbus, OH 43215


Reminiscent of barnstorming tours of yesteryear, the match begins at 5:30 p.m., as the Capitol Cannons challenge the Ohio Village Muffins in an exhibition game of vintage “base ball.” The event is free and open to the public. Celebrate the Ohio Statehouse and take a step back to the 1800’s with an exhibition game as the Ohio Village Historical Muffins battle members of the Ohio General Assembly on the west lawn of Capitol Square. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and come to the “People’s House” to enjoy the hour-long old-time base ball (originally two words) game.


After the base ball game, stay and enjoy a cannon firing demonstration. Come early to choose your spot as concessions will be available. The 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A will provide cannon fire demonstrations as part of the event. Sponsorship provided by the Ohio Lobbying Association.