Event Calendar

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CityWalk Columbus Tour 10:00 am
CityWalk Columbus Tour @ SW Corner Broad & High St.
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
90-minute walking tour showcasing Columbus downtown buildings ranging in architectural styles from Beaux Arts to Gothic, Art Modern to Greek Revival, Italianate to Arts and Crafts. Woven throughout the monumental and symbolic government and bank[...]
Forbidden City Tour 2:00 pm
Forbidden City Tour @ Fortner Upholstering (Former Seagrave plant)
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
In the “spirit” of Forbidden City tours of the 1980s, we will again explore the otherwise unknown and unseen side of Columbus buildings. This walking tour (and we stress walking even though we are touring[...]
CityWalk Tour at Night 7:30 pm
CityWalk Tour at Night @ SW Corner Broad & High St.
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
90-minute walking tour showcasing Columbus downtown buildings ranging in architectural styles from Beaux Arts to Gothic, Art Modern to Greek Revival, Italianate to Arts and Crafts. Woven throughout the monumental and symbolic government and bank[...]
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Tom & Doreen’s Friday the 13th Magic Lantern Tour 7:30 pm
Tom & Doreen’s Friday the 13th Magic Lantern Tour @ Parking Lot S. 4th & Cherry
Oct 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Nineteenth century audiences delighted in viewing exotic and faraway places through the use of a “lantern magica,” an important sounding word that just meant “magic lantern,” which employed a light source and a strip of[...]
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CityWalk Columbus Tour 10:00 am
CityWalk Columbus Tour @ SW Corner Broad & High St.
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
90-minute walking tour showcasing Columbus downtown buildings ranging in architectural styles from Beaux Arts to Gothic, Art Modern to Greek Revival, Italianate to Arts and Crafts. Woven throughout the monumental and symbolic government and bank[...]
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CityWalk Columbus Tour 10:00 am
CityWalk Columbus Tour @ SW Corner of Broad & High Streets
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
90-minute walking tour showcasing Columbus downtown buildings ranging in architectural styles from Beaux Arts to Gothic, Art Modern to Greek Revival, Italianate to Arts and Crafts. Woven throughout the monumental and symbolic government and bank[...]
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Town Street Haunted Lantern Tour 6:30 pm
Town Street Haunted Lantern Tour @ Topiary Park Gatehouse
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The crunch of autumn leaves beneath the feet, the vacant window eyes of Victorian houses watching passersby, the crisp fall air (or is it a spirit?) that chills the bones—yes, it is that time of[...]
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South High Street Haunted Lantern Tour 6:30 pm
South High Street Haunted Lantern Tour @ Greater Columbus Antique Mall
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
South High Street is deliciously close to the Scioto River’s dark and bloody past and to some of Columbus’s oldest ghost stories and deepest secrets. Join us for an atmospheric walking tour and hear how[...]
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Haunted Spirits Tavern Tour 6:30 pm
Haunted Spirits Tavern Tour @ Blind Lady Tavern
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
A walking tour of Columbus’ most haunted taverns and the environs of Mound Street, long associated with the architecture and history of Columbus’s criminal past. We’ll stop at three taverns to share tales of the[...]
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Franklinton Haunted Lantern Tour 6:30 pm
Franklinton Haunted Lantern Tour @ Strongwater Food & Spirits
Oct 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
As the oldest neighborhood in Columbus, Franklinton (founded 1797) has the oldest ghost stories and legends in the city. Things go bump in the night in the buildings that withstood the devastating 1913 flood, and[...]
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CityWalk Columbus Tour 10:00 am
CityWalk Columbus Tour @ SW Corner of Broad & High St.
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
90-minute walking tour showcasing Columbus downtown buildings ranging in architectural styles from Beaux Arts to Gothic, Art Modern to Greek Revival, Italianate to Arts and Crafts. Woven throughout the monumental and symbolic government and bank[...]
Capitol Square Haunted Lantern Tour 6:30 pm
Capitol Square Haunted Lantern Tour @ Ringside Cafe
Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
A walking tour of Columbus’ most haunted taverns and the environs of Mound Street, long associated with the architecture and history of Columbus’s criminal past. We’ll stop at three taverns to share tales of the[...]
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Autumn Walk at Green Lawn Cemetery 2:00 pm
Autumn Walk at Green Lawn Cemetery @ Huntington Chapel at Green Lawn Cemetery
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Enjoy the beauty of this 1848 Victorian cemetery in its most splendid autumn colors.  Tour will be led by naturalist, Randy Rogers, and historian, Doreen Uhas Sauer, who point out points of architectural interest, highlight[...]
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Town Street Haunted Lantern Tour @ Topiary Park Gatehouse
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The crunch of autumn leaves beneath the feet, the vacant window eyes of Victorian houses watching passersby, the crisp fall air (or is it a spirit?) that chills the bones—yes, it is that time of year on Town Street, undoubtedly the most haunted street in Columbus and the place where our 30+ years of ghost-story enhanced architectural tours began!

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South High Street Haunted Lantern Tour @ Greater Columbus Antique Mall
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

South High Street is deliciously close to the Scioto River’s dark and bloody past and to some of Columbus’s oldest ghost stories and deepest secrets. Join us for an atmospheric walking tour and hear how the river’s chilling influence has set the tone for ghost stories involving a funeral home, a bakery, a motel, and a juke box that plays itself.

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Haunted Spirits Tavern Tour @ Blind Lady Tavern
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A walking tour of Columbus’ most haunted taverns and the environs of Mound Street, long associated with the architecture and history of Columbus’s criminal past. We’ll stop at three taverns to share tales of the restless site of the old prison and gallows hills, the story of the canal warehouses and Columbus’ Bowery Street, the most “cultured” ghosts of Columbus, the 20th century unsolved murder in a parking garage on an ancient burial mound site, and the true story of Schwartz’s Castle.

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Franklinton Haunted Lantern Tour @ Strongwater Food & Spirits
Oct 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

As the oldest neighborhood in Columbus, Franklinton (founded 1797) has the oldest ghost stories and legends in the city. Things go bump in the night in the buildings that withstood the devastating 1913 flood, and early spirits roam “the Bottoms,” as it was known. No wonder Thurston the Magician was born on the West Side, and the apartment he bought for his family still stands. Since spirits are known to be disturbed when change occurs, who better to lead the tour than Jim Sweeney, Columbus Landmarks Foundation trustee and Franklinton storyteller who has lived, breathed, and helped oversee the changes. Head to Strongwater early for dinner before or plan to stop by for a night cap when the tour ends back there.

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CityWalk Columbus Tour @ SW Corner of Broad & High St.
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

90-minute walking tour showcasing Columbus downtown buildings ranging in architectural styles from Beaux Arts to Gothic, Art Modern to Greek Revival, Italianate to Arts and Crafts. Woven throughout the monumental and symbolic government and bank buildings, and the tucked-away architectural gems and outstanding public art pieces, are the stories of Columbus’ immigrant roots, natural disasters, and famous people.

Capitol Square Haunted Lantern Tour @ Ringside Cafe
Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A walking tour of Columbus’ most haunted taverns and the environs of Mound Street, long associated with the architecture and history of Columbus’s criminal past. We’ll stop at three taverns to share tales of the restless site of the old prison and gallows hills, the story of the canal warehouses and Columbus’ Bowery Street, the most “cultured” ghosts of Columbus, the 20th century unsolved murder in a parking garage on an ancient burial mound site, and the true story of Schwartz’s Castle.

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Autumn Walk at Green Lawn Cemetery @ Huntington Chapel at Green Lawn Cemetery
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of this 1848 Victorian cemetery in its most splendid autumn colors.  Tour will be led by naturalist, Randy Rogers, and historian, Doreen Uhas Sauer, who point out points of architectural interest, highlight stories of the famous and the often forgotten, and include a special site, the new marker for the Rev. James Poindexter and the plans for a Civil Rights and Social Justice Trail.        

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Haunted Spirits Tavern Tour @ Blind Lady Tavern
Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A walking tour of Columbus’ most haunted taverns and the environs of Mound Street, long associated with the architecture and history of Columbus’s criminal past. We’ll stop at three taverns to share tales of the restless site of the old prison and gallows hills, the story of the canal warehouses and Columbus’ Bowery Street, the most “cultured” ghosts of Columbus, the 20th century unsolved murder in a parking garage on an ancient burial mound site, and the true story of Schwartz’s Castle.

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Design Tour – Weinland Park @ Neighborhood Design Center
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Design for All – Affordable Housing in a Revitalizing Neighborhood

Meet with Michael Wilkos, Sr. Vice President of Community Impact for United Way Columbus, and past Columbus Landmarks Trustee. In his previous position as the Director of Community Research for The Columbus Foundation, Wilkos was instrumental in developing public/private/philanthropic partnerships to address housing and other poverty issues in the Weinland Park neighborhood of Columbus. Wilkos will give an overview before leading a walking tour through the neighborhood so that participants can see what physical changes have and continue to take place as part of the revitalization cycle. The tour is approved for 2.5 HSW Learning Units (Continuing Education Credits for Architects, Landscape Architects and Planners.)