The Orange Johnson House Museum is one of the oldest residences in its original location in Central Ohio. See what it was like in nineteenth-century Worthington on the property, which offers a view of both the pioneer and Federal periods in Worthington.
The house is furnished with period pieces, some of which have a connection to early Worthington families and activities. The exhibition rooms on the lower level have rotating and seasonal exhibits featuring items from the Society’s collection.
Costumed guides will help guests immerse themselves into discovering the life of early Worthington settlers.
Homes for the Holidays: Special Exhibit
November 15 – December 16, 2023, Wednesday-Friday, 1-4 pm and Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm.
Visit the Old Rectory parlor to enjoy a special Christmas display of miniature doll houses. Delight in viewing doll houses through the decades, all decked out with everything Christmas!
Add a visit to the Doll Museum and Barbie Special Exhibit ($3 per person).
Children’s Christmas at the Orange Johnson House
Saturdays, December 2, 9, or 16, 2023 from 4 pm – 8 pm.
Children in grades 3-5 can experience the Christmas holidays the old-fashioned way at the Worthington Historical Society’s Children’s Christmas.
Activities include learning about school traditions, hearing Christmas stories, touring the house, playing period games, making a craft, singing traditional songs, preparing and eating a typical early 1800s meal and receiving a gift from a very famous visitor.
Registration is required, and must be done in person only on Monday, November 6, 7 – 8 pm or Tuesday, November 7, 7 – 8 pm. After that, contact them at email@example.com to reserve. Cost per child is $25.
An Old Time Christmas at the Orange Johnson House
Sundays, December 3, 10, and 17, 2023, 1 pm – 4 pm
Visit the Orange Johnson house this holiday season while it’s decorated in all its Christmas glory. The festive Sundays will feature music and holiday merriment. Details here.
In lieu of admission, guests can donate one or more non-perishable food items to the Worthington Resource Pantry.
Tours at the Orange Johnson House
Open for tours with advanced reservation on Wednesdays and Sundays (24 Hour Minimum Advanced Reservation on the website)
The Orange Johnson House will close for Sunday tours after our last open house (except by appointment) on December 17th until Spring 2023.
Orange Johnson House
956 High Street
images provided by Worthington Historical Society
Life on the Farm, Family Day at the Orange Johnson House
Sunday, October 2, 2022 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This popular event at the Orange Johnson House is back!
“Bring the Farm to You” will join with the Society to allow visitors a chance to see and even touch the animals that provided the Johnson family with both food and fiber.
Admission is FREE, and includes visits with the animals and a look inside the house for self-guided tours. Details.
On the lower level, kids can build log houses and barns with Lincoln Logs, fill the barn with animals the Johnsons might have had on their farm, try on pioneer outfits, read books about pioneer lifestyles, and making quilt patterns with magnetic quilt piecing kits.