Columbus Landmarks and Monuments

(Columbus, Ohio - OH, USA)

Columbus has a well-earned reputation for historical preservation and takes pride in its heritage, containing a number of historical landmarks, imposing monuments and important memorials

On a visit to the city of Columbus you will encounter plenty of historic landmarks, including a replica of the ship Christopher Columbus sailed to the New World in 1492. Other notable landmarks in Columbus include preserved buildings such as old warehouses, offering a glimpse of the city's agricultural and manufacturing roots.

McKinley Memorial

Address: Broad and High Streets, Columbus, Ohio OH, USA
Built in 1906, this statue is located outside the Ohio Capitol and commemorates former governor of Ohio President William McKinley.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free

Ohio Statehouse

Address: Broad and High Streets, Capitol Square, Columbus, Ohio OH, 43215, USA
Tel: +1 614 752 6350
Dating back to 1861, the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus is today considered a masterpiece of Greek Revival architecture and boasts exquisite details such as hand cut marble floors, imposing statues, and lovely paintings. The stained-glass skylight is truly a sight to behold.
Open hours: daily - 07:00 to 19:00
Admission: free

Santa Maria

Address: 90 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio OH, 43215, USA
Tel: +1 614 645 8760
A replica of Christopher Columbus's ship the Santa Maria, used in his voyage of discovery to the New World in 1492, this ship was moored in the Scioto River 500 years later in a 1992 commemoration. Now a historical landmark, it hosts school kids on overnight camps, as well as regular tours.
Open hours: April to October, Wednesday to Friday - 10:00 to 15:00, Saturday and Sunday - noon to 17:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for seniors and children, children under five free.

Thurber House

Address: 77 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, Ohio OH, 43215, USA
Tel: +1 614 464 1032
This was the home of author and humorist James Thurber during his time at college and the setting of many of his most loved short stories. Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Thurber House is also a literary center and bookshop.
Open hours: daily - noon to 16:00
Admission: free