Olde Towne East

Central Seventh Day Adventist Church

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In a Nutshell

Set foot in some notable Columbus homes during a five-hour tour that explores the heart of Olde Towne East

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jul 13, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Good for one day only, July 13 2014. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

A house says a lot about its owner, as evidenced by Galileo’s collection of telescopes and Benjamin Franklin’s drawer full of “No, I wasn’t a president” T-shirts. Take a peek inside historic homes with this Groupon.

The Deal

  • $20 for two tickets to the Summer Tour of Historic Homes on Sunday, July 13 (a $40 value)

This year’s tour begins at the Central Seventh Day Adventist Church, and takes place from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Visitors stop at various homes, art studios and gardens of note in the heart of Olde Towne East picking up tidbits of history along the way. Children 12 and under can tag along for free.

Summer Tour of Historic Homes in Olde Towne East

In 1982, the Olde Towne East Neighborhood Association organized its first Tour of Homes to increase awareness of Columbus's history and stunning architecture. The event has been on the calendar every summer since, raising money to preserve the neighborhood and its homes. The journey through Olde Towne East takes visitors back as far as the 1830s, spanning a time period wherein horses and trolleys traversed the streets and Ohio's governors boarded with whichever family had the grandest staircase for dramatic entrances. Tour-goers can expect to encounter oodles of architectural styles, including federal, Queen Anne, Italianate, Tudor, and American craftsman.

Customer Reviews

Be sensible and wear tennies, or something comfortable, and take a bottle of water with you. AND be sure to try the baked goods of Jonas Laughlin. They are delicious.
BETTY S. · July 14, 2014
Bring a couple of bottles of water with you per person.
Robert M. · July 14, 2014
This is a self-guided rain or shine tour. Weather was iffy yesterday, called and the people got back to us right away. It was well organized and fun if you like looking at older architecture in homes that has been restored.
Margaret H. · July 14, 2014
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    Central Seventh Day Adventist Church

    80 South 18th Street

    Columbus, OH 43205

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