The Orange Johnson House Museum is one of the oldest residences in Worthington from the 19th century and takes you back in time to the Civil War era and the pioneers. This Columbus Ohio Museum was originally a six room home on 35 acres was built by Arora Buttles in 1811.
The architecture is quite unique with walnut wainscoting in the low ceilings and in the steep dogleg staircase.
You’ll find a walk-in style fireplace in the kitchen with a large iron crane and bread oven and the home is furnished with period furniture.
Orange Johnson, a comb maker, purchased the home in 1816. He added a Federal style addition with curved fanlight, sidelights and reeded pilasters leading to a center hall. Each of the 4 rooms included a fireplace with a unique mantle.
Guides dressed in reproduction costumes will share the pursuits of the early settlers and you’ll learn about the comb making trade. There is also a collection of 19th century hair combs and comb making tools.
The exhibition rooms feature artifacts from Native Americans up to and including the beginnings of pioneer settlement.
A very well preserved home that takes you back in time, this is a museum you’ll want to visit.
Admission: $3 for an adult and $2 for children age 6 – 16, which includes a docent-led tour.
Group tours are available from April through December for 10-45 visitors. Please schedule group tours at least 3 weeks in advance. Group tours can be scheduled for weekdays or the weekend.
Hours of Operation: Open Sunday, April through December, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 956 High Street, Worthington, Ohio
For more information please visit the Orange Johnson House Museum website.
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