While you walk along our city’s bricked streets, it is important to remember who laid the foundation where we roam. Westerville’s history is thick with tales of the Westerville Whiskey Wars, a secret Underground Railroad stop and the legacy of William Henry Fouse – the first African American graduate from Otterbein College. We invite you to flip through the pages of our history, hear our stories, listen to our secrets and discover the past.
Westerville History Center Tours
Explore the rich and varied history of Westerville, Ohio with self-guided tours of the city’s cultural, historical and architectural heritage. Free downloadable app or desktop version. Available tours: Main Street Walking Tour, State Street Walking Tour, College Ave. Walking Tour and Uptown Industry Tour.
Public Art in Westerville Spaces
On foot or on wheels, explore the sculptures, murals and statues that tell stories and make our city beautiful.
Uptown Historical Plaques
Uptown Westerville is on the National Register of Historic Places and each building tells a story. Take this self-guided tour and explore the history beautifully displayed on each plaque. Click here for the plaque map.
Westerville’s Historic Markers
A guide to historical markers. Look for the State of Ohio flanked by buckeyes, which indicates the marker is part of the Remarkable Ohio Program through the Ohio History Connection.