Kelton House Self-Guided Audio Tour

Why We Love This

  • Listen to the story of the Kelton family and tour their beautiful home with an entertaining and educational audio production
  • Restored and renovated into a museum of 19th-century life in 1976
  • The Kelton House Museum and Garden is a community service program of the Junior League of Columbus that offers an ongoing program of house tours, special events and educational opportunities.

Built in 1852 by Fernando Cortez and Sophia Stone Kelton, the House has been preserved with Kelton family Victorian treasures from the 1800s. Strong Abolitionists, the Kelton Home hid fugitive slaves as a stop on the Underground Railroad.

Meeting Location

586 East Town Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

When To Arrive

Monday–Friday 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Cut-off time for Self-guided Audio Tours is at 3 p.m.


Conveniently-located free parking is available in the Museum lot on Franklin Avenue. Visitors authorized to park in Handicapped spaces may use the Kelton House driveway.

Handicap Accessible

The first floor of the Kelton House, which includes the parlors, dining room, meeting room and restroom is wheelchair accessible. A video tour of the lower level and second floor is available.

Cancellations & Refunds

Cancellations and refunds will not be allowed within 24 hours of activity. If you need to cancel or are requesting a refund, please contact us at (614) 464-2022

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