Come experience!

Worthington is the perfect destination for your next group tour.  Experience a variety of hands-on activities, unique attractions, affordable hotels and an array of restaurant and shopping options that are all long time favorites of group tours.


 

For more information on booking a tour contact:
Mindy Mace
Convention & Visitors Bureau of Worthington
777 High St. Worthington, Ohio 43085
mindy@visitworthingtonohio.com
(614) 841.2545 or (800) 871.3070

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American Whistle Corporation

This is the ONLY manufacturer of metal whistles in the United States. Ever wonder how the ball gets inside the whistle? See how the whistle is made from coils to brass, soldered and packaged. For groups of 15 people or more, everyone receives a free whistle at the end of the tour.
 



Tour details

Minimum Tour Group: 15
Maximum Tour Group: 55
Tour Length: 1 hour
Availability: By appointment
Pricing: $4, minimum of $60

 

Contact info

Amber Robertson
American Whistle Corporation
6540 Huntley Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43229
arobertson@americanwhistle.com
(800) 876.2918

 

Wax, wicks and wine

Sniff your way through more than 100 different fragrances before selecting your perfect mix and making your custom natural soy candle. The staff at the Candle Lab will help you blend your scents to create a candle that is unique to your nose.

After your candle is poured, stroll next door and enjoy a glass of wine or a craft beer from the unique and varied selection at House Wine. The candle takes an hour to set after your pour it. The experience can be customized with premium candle containers, customized wine tastings and other food and beverage offerings.
 

Tour details

Minimum Tour Group: 10
Maximum Tour Group: 120
Tour Length: 1 ½ hours
Availability: By appointment
Pricing: $16 – candle only
$23 – candle and a glass of wine

 

Contact info

Liz Cave
The Candle Lab
646 High St.
Worthington, Ohio 43085
liz@thecandlelab.com
(614) 433.9900

 

 

 

the art of letterpress

Join nationally acclaimed Igloo Letterpress in celebrating this 500-year old art form. Learn how to hand-set antique hand carved wooden type, discover the real difference between a “kiss” and a “bite” and explore how a variety of factors help create beautiful textures, colors and impressions. Use Igloo’s collection of type and vintage images to print your own project to take home, create your own personalized piece or hand-bind your very own journal.
 



Tour details

Minimum Tour Group: 4
Maximum Tour Group: 40
Tour Length: 1 to 2 hours
Availability: By appointment
Pricing: $5 - $20

 

Contact info

Beth Dekker
Igloo Letterpress
661B High St.
Worthington, Ohio 43085
beth@iglooletterpress.com
(614) 787.5528

 

McConnell Arts Center

The McConnell Arts Center is a contemporary, multidisciplinary facility presenting and promoting the performing, visual and digital arts. This arts center offers a series of performances, exhibitions, classes and cultural opportunities through both ticketed and free events.
 

Tour details

Availability: By appointment
Pricing: No admission to view exhibits, Varied pricing for classes and performances

 

Contact info

Jon Cook
McConnell Arts Center
777 Evening St.
Worthington, Ohio 43085
jcook@mcconnellarts.org
(614) 885-1247

 

Old Rectory Doll Museum

The Doll Museum offers a fine permanent collection of nineteenth-century dolls and toys. Among them are German chinas, Parian bisques, French fashions and Millners’ models and French bebes. American dolls include the work of maker Ludwig Greiner, Izannah Walker and Joel Ellis. Self-guided or docent led tours are available, as are special children’s programs. Also housed in the elegant Greek Revival headquarters of the Worthington Historical Society are the gift shop, library archive and appointed parlor.
 

Tour details

Minimum Tour Group: 6
Maximum Tour Group: 40
Tour Length: 30 minutes
Availability: By appointment
Pricing: Self-guided - $2, Guided - $3

 

Contact info

Kate LaLonde
Worthington Historical Society
956 High St.
Worthington, Ohio 43085
info@worthingtonhistory.org
(614) 885-1247

 

 

 

Old Worthington

Old Worthington is a charming downtown district with specialty shops and restaurants with outdoor dining. There is a summer farmers market every Saturday, May through October. Many exciting events take place downtown year round.

 

Contact info

Annina Parini
Old Worthington Partnership
777 High St.
Worthington, Ohio 43085
parini@oldworthingtonpartnership.com
(614) 547.7334

 

Orange Johnson House

Visit this exceptional museum and be inspired to imagine life as it was 200 years ago. Explore the 1800’s in Worthington in one of the oldest residences standing in its original location in central Ohio. This property is the only lifestyle museum in Ohio that portrays both the pioneer period prior to the War of 1812 and with Federal addition, a more elegant lifestyle reminiscent of New England after the War.

Worthington brick mason, Arora Buttles built the pioneer portion in 1811. In 1819 Orange Johnson, a hornsmith before becoming a successful farmer and businessman had the stately Federal-style addition built. Here, he and wife Achsa raised their family.
 

Tour details

Minimum Tour Group: 6
Maximum Tour Group: 45
Tour Length: 1 hour
Availability: By appointment
Pricing: Adults - $5, Children - $3

 

Contact info

Kate LaLonde
Worthington Historical Society
956 High St.
Worthington, Ohio 43085
info@worthingtonhistory.org
(614) 885-1247