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 Ohio that portrays both the pioneer period prior to the War of 1812 and with Federal addition, a more elegant lifestyle reminiscent of New England after the War. Worthington brick mason Arora Buttles built the pioneer portion in 1811. In 1819 Orange Johnson, who was a hornsmith before becoming a successful farmer and businessman, had the stately Federal-style addition built. Here, he and wife Achsa raised their family.

Guided tours of the beautifully appointed property bring the Johnson family, as well as the lifestyles of early Worthington settlers, to life.

956 High Street
Worthington, OH 43085
Tour Information
Admission: Adults, $5.00; Children 6-16, $3.00; Members and children 5 and under receive free admission
Hours: Open Sundays April 17 - December 18, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. and by appointment weekdays and weekends for groups of 8 or more
Are Coaches Accepted? 1 at a time
Are Reservations Required? Yes
Average Length of Tour: 1 Hour
Location of Parking: Parking is available in the lot adjacent to the museum
Comp Policy: For driver and escort
Are Restrooms Available? Yes (women: 1, men: 1)
Are Dietary Menus Available? Yes


  1. Tresa Casto case says:

    Can you please forward pictures of your historic homes and the town. Thank you

    • Tresa,
      We really don’t have photos to forward to you. All the photos on our website have been submitted by from various sources and we have agreed not to share them.
      Mindy Mace
      CVB of Worthington

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