There are so many ways to explore our vibrant community. Whether you’re into the arts, all things historical or just enjoy outdoor recreation, following these trails will result in adventures full of learning and fun!
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.
Wander Westerville: Hanby House Brotherhood Trail
Bishop William Hanby was a founder of Otterbein University and a conductor on the Underground Railroad. His son, Benjamin wrote a Christmas song, popular to this day. Follow this trail which traces local and national history.
Wander Westerville: Dry Capital of the World Trail
A thriving town proved to be inviting to saloon keepers and the Anti-Saloon League. Visit sites that played a role in establishing the 18th Amendment and sample how the community has changed from being the Dry Capitol of Ohio to a place where boutique brews are all the rage.
Wander Westerville: City in a Park Trail
As a City Within a Park, Westerville intentionally links its heritage to its present and future. The diversity of Westerville’s parks engages our community and visitors in the ways they want. Park purposes and experiences range broadly, offering natural respites from day-to-day hustle and bustle, family and sports activities, sports, arts exhibition and performance. Along the way, visitors will find sculptures and statuary honoring local and national events.
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.