Museums and Attractions in Worthington, Ohio

Worthington is a progressive community, just a few miles north of downtown Columbus, that offers our guests an array of activities for all ages and interests. Enjoy many attractions including such interesting places as the new McConnell Arts Center, the historic Orange Johnson House and the Old Rectory, as well as the renowned American Whistle Corporation. Our downtown offers restaurants ranging from an historic inn to pubs, coffee shops, a French bakery and many include outdoor dining during seasonal months. Specialty shops offer one-of-a-kind items including home décor, clothing and jewelry, as well as shops offering fun, hands-on experiences. Make Worthington the perfect destination for your next excursion!

Old Rectory Doll Museum

The Doll Museum offers a fine permanent collection of nineteenth-century dolls and toys. Among them are German chinas, Parian bisques, French fashions, Milliners’ models and French bébés. American dolls include the work of maker Ludwig Greiner, … (Learn More)

Zip Zone Canopy Tours

Zip Zone

ZipZone is the best new addition to Worthington and the first zip line tour in Franklin County- a hands free, two hour guided tour of the treetops. … (Learn More)

Old Worthington

Downtown Worthington

A simply charming downtown district with specialty shops and restaurants with outdoor dining. Summer and Winter Farmers Market. Exciting events year round. … (Learn More)

Rush Creek Village

Rush Creek Village

Community in which each house is uniquely designed for the lifestyle of the homeowner, but also fits into an architecturally integrated pattern. Inspired by the organic architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. … (Learn More)

The Shops at Worthington Place

Shops at Worthington Place

Sophisticated, unique shopping experience. Classic shops with names you know. … (Learn More)

McConnell Arts Center


This art center is a multi-disciplinary venue for performing, visual and literary arts. … (Learn More)

Worthington Historical Society

Worthington Historical Society

The Worthington Historical Society is located in the Old Rectory, a structure that was originally built in 1845 at the Rectory for St. John's Episcopal Church. The building now houses the WHS administrative offices, the Doll Museum and the Shop. … (Learn More)

American Whistle Corporation

American Whistle Corp

The ONLY manufacturer of metal whistles in the United States. Ever wonder how the ball gets inside the whistle? Tour the only manufacturer of metal whistles in the United States. See how a whistle is made from coils of brass, soldered and packaged. … (Learn More)

Orange Johnson House

Orange Johnson House

Visit this exceptional museum and be inspired to imagine life as it was 200 years ago. Explore the 1800s in Worthington in one of the oldest residences standing in its original location in central Ohio. This property is the only lifestyle museum in … (Learn More)

Jeffers Mound

Jeffers Mound

This prehistoric mound is all that remains of a much larger complex of earthworks that once occupied this site, a dramatic 60-foot bluff overlooking the Olentangy River. The earthworks are believed to have been built by the Hopewell people between … (Learn More)