Plan Your Visit


The Kelton House is located in the Discovery District of Columbus, just west of I-71.

Our physical address is 586 East Town Street, Columbus, OH 43215.


Museum Hours of Operation

Monday-Wednesday | By Appointment Only

Thursday – Sunday | 12 pm-4 pm.

The month of January | CLOSED


New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Eve & Christmas Day | CLOSED

Update: Closed November 23-26, 2023



Tours will highlight the beautifully restored Museum and tell you about life in early Columbus through the eyes of the Kelton family.

  • Tours begin on the hour: 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm *
  • Please arrive 5 min before tour begins
  • $10/adults, $7/seniors (55+), $5/student
  • Group rates available over 18 people
  • Maximum # of guests per tour: 30
  • No registration required

*Audio tours may be offered in lieu of docent

Individual Private Tours are available upon request.  Please contact us to schedule a private tour.

Tea at the Kelton House

In honor of the British Victorian tradition, the Kelton House offers a few tea options for guests. These teas range in price and offerings. Below is a small taste of what a tea at the Kelton House has to offer. Contact James Novotny, Events and Program Coordinator at to schedule your tea today!

Cost: $80 per guest

Afternoon Tea includes:

– Assorted teas and luncheon foods provided by 5 Star Catering. Two rounds of tea, an appetizer, 3 kinds of sandwiches, and 2 desserts

-Buffet-style service provided by Kelton House staff

– A 40 minute tour of the historic Kelton House Mansion or prepared presentation. Presentation options include: The Kelton Family, Victorian Etiquette, The Language of flowers, Victorian History.

  • Minimum of 5 people for an afternoon tea session. Maximum 32.
  • An additional fee of $100 is added for groups of over 20 people due to staffing needs.
  • Teas must be booked 30 days in advance.
  • Full payment and the guest count are needed a week in advance
  • Dietary needs can be met with advance notice


Convenient and free parking is available in the Museum lot, one street north on Franklin Avenue near the corner of Lester Drive. A garden path from Franklin Avenue to the Museum is available. Visitors authorized to use disabled parking may use the Kelton House driveway.

Parking Lot Address: 616 Franklin Ave Columbus, Ohio 43215

Walk from the Parking Lot to the Kelton House


The first floor of the Kelton House, which includes the parlors, dining room, meeting room and restroom is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair access is available through the Carriage House in the back of the Kelton House, which is also accessible from the Kelton House driveway.