As the site of Underground Railroad activity, the Westerville Whiskey Wars and the printing headquarters of the worldwide recognized Anti-Saloon League of America, Westerville's past residents played a part in shaping the history of the United States.
Explore the rich and varied history of Westerville, Ohio with self-guided tours of the city's cultural, historical and architectural heritage.
Interested? Download the app or view the web version. Both options are free.
Note: The web version expands to fit the size of your screen. If you are viewing the web version via a desktop computer, you can shrink or expand your browser window for optimal viewing.
Take a walk along Main Street with this self-guided tour and stop at 14 different locations from State Street to Cleveland Ave. You will be able to view images and hear history presentations at each stop.
Walking Distance: 3.2 miles
Duration: 62 minutes (approximately)
Take a walk along State Street with this self-guided tour and stop at 21 different locations in the Uptown area. You will be able to view images and hear history presentations at each stop.
Walking Distance: 0.6 miles
Duration: 50 minutes (approximately)
Ride the rail bed of the Pennsylvania Railroad steam route that served from Westerville from 1872 to 1982. This section from the bike depot to E. Broadway Ave travels through what was once the industrial heart of Westerville.
Walking/Biking Distance: 0.6 miles
Duration: 15 minutes (approximately)
This tour is not available via the app. Download the brochure (PDF).
You can view the mobile website or download the app to most devices that offer a wi-fi or data connection.
If you wish to download the app, minimum requirements include:
This app is provided by the Local History Center at the Westerville Public Library. The center is committed to preserving and sharing Westerville's history through collections of material of local and national interest.
For more information, visit the Local History Center.
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