Kelton House

(614) 464-2022 | View Website

586 E Town St, Columbus, OH | Directions   43215

39.961110 -82.984426

Open Hours

Sun 1pm-4pm ; Appointments Available

 
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Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Lodging Amenities: Meeting Facilities

Neighborhoods: Downtown Columbus

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Reviews for Kelton House

Recommends
over a year ago

Restored Victorian mansion and gardens were also the headquarters for Columbus' abolitionist and suffragette movements. – The Scene
Kelton House serves as the cornerstone of the Town Street Historic District in downtown Columbus and is just down the street from the many Victorian homes in the Bryden Road Historic District.

The Experience
History permeates this house. In 1841, Sophia Stone married well-known abolitionist Hernando Cortez Kelton. In 1852, they built the Kelton House, which soon became a well-documented station on the Underground Railroad. Slaves seeking asylum stayed in the attached servants' quarters at the rear of the house. In 1975, Grace Kelton willed the Kelton House to the Columbus Foundation with the stipulation that her prominent family's home be utilized for educational purposes. Ironically, the Junior League of Columbus has turned it into a monument and museum of 19th-century Victorian-era life.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Haunted House – This house is HAUNTED and therefore makes for a very thrilling jaunt. It is included in the city's haunted house tour at Halloween; I have also been there on a few other occasions, including a wedding I was in. I have been to Shakespeare's home, I have seen the Louvre, and I am telling everyone, this place reeks of antiquity.

 

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