Step back in time and immerse yourself in the Victorian Era through the eyes of the Kelton family. Built in 1852, this historic landmark incorporates elements of the Greek Revival and Italianate styles and was part of the Underground Railroad. Rooms are decorated to display the style and materials that were available during this time period; most of the furnishings that visitors see were owned by the Kelton family. The gardens feature statuary, lattice work, hedges and diverse plant specimens that demonstrate a Victorian sensibility.
Today, the Kelton House Museum & Garden offers house tours, educational opportunities, or a unique experience for your next event.
Kelton House Mission
The Kelton House Museum & Garden, located in the Town Street Historic District, interprets urban life and the decorative arts in Columbus, Ohio during the second half of the 19th century, largely through the collection of the Sophia and Fernando Cortez Kelton family.
Reflecting the culturally diverse nature of the past and the present, the Museum preserves and develops its facility and collection, interprets local history, educates the community, and trains volunteers. The Museum provides a tangible representation of the mission of the Junior League of Columbus, Inc.
Your Event at Kelton House
The historic Kelton House provides a unique setting that will make your event extraordinary. Weddings, receptions, parties or meetings will sparkle at the beautiful 19th-century Museum. Click here to learn more.