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Historic Tour Stops

Central Ohio Military Museum

Peruse thousands of personal items belonging to U.S. Armed Forces Veterans; letters, photos, documents, insignia, maps, uniforms, paintings, drawings and all manner of accouterments at the Central Ohio Military Museum.

Century Village

Experience life as it was at the turn-of-the-century when you visit a one-room schoolhouse, general store, log cabin, granary, barn and blacksmith forge on this Columbus, Ohio tour. Learn what what goods stocked the shelves in the general store, sit in on a lesson at the school and see a blacksmithing demonstration at the forge.

Gantz Farmstead

Today, oversight of the Gardens at Gantz Park is handled by the Volunteers at Gantz Farm and Grove City Parks and Recreation. The gardens include approximately a quarter of an acre of the 9.7 acres that encompass the park.

The three gardens have become a real-world laboratory and an educational resource for many individuals and groups. The Volunteers at Gantz Farm host workshops, an annual herb sale and other gardening related activities.

The park land surrounding the farmhouse also offers a variety of activities including an arboretum, hiking trails, tennis courts, picnic areas, a shelter house and a bridge over meandering stream, better known as Grant’s Run.

In 2010, the City of Grove City incorporated a labyrinth at Gantz Park, an ancient meditation tool, that has been used throughout the world for more than 4,000 years.

Unlike a maze, the circular paths have one entrance point that lead to its center with no dead-ends. The Gantz labyrinth is surrounded by an herbal grove including American Beech, Sweet Bay Magnolia and Sassafras.

Walking the labyrinth represents a journey to one’s spiritual center and then back into the world. There is no right or wrong way to walk a labyrinth’s path.

That same year, a rain garden was put in place to catch runoff from the garage and parking lot. Deep rooted and drought tolerant plants filter storm water through their roots so ground water is cleaner as it enters the local stream.

Grant-Sawyer Home

The Grant-Sawyer Home, formerly known as the A.G. Grant Homestead, is the oldest home in Grove City. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and was occupied by descendants of the same family since the 1840s. There are only a handful of homes in Ohio that can make the same claim.

Each generation of the Grant family played a role in the growth, development and success of Grove City as it grew from a small village to the major suburb it is today. The Grant homestead survived the Civil War, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II and the events of the postwar era.

Grove City Welcome Center and Museum

The Museum is a co-operative effort of the City of Grove City and the Southwest Franklin County Historical Society. It has thousands of artifacts and displays that are showcased on a rotation basis, something new at the museum at all times. The featured item is a 1912 Model T Ford that is removed from the museum once a year to be driven in the Arts in the Alley Parade in September. If you haven’t visited the museum you are missing out on an educational and fun experience. Ask one of the ambassadors at the museum how the volume is adjusted on one of the old record players on display. You’ll be surprised with the answer.

Little Theatre Off Broadway

Discover rich history as you tour the theatre looking for the infamous ghost. See a part of alleged Underground Railroad history just below the theatre. Be in awe as you learn the art of upcycling trash into treasures with Prop Master Berkley Biggs. Go for the entire experience or sample just one or two!


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