Welcome to the Ohio Governor's Residence Museum and Heritage Gardens

Tours at the Governor’s Residence

Note: No tours are available on December 23rd and December 30th.

Tours of the Residence are available most Tuesdays at 10:30, 12:00, and 1:30. Specially trained volunteers lead guests through the public rooms of the Residence and the Heritage Garden. The Governor and First Lady are not available to greet visitors during tours. For more information please see the tour FAQ.

Tours must be scheduled at least one week (7 days) in advance. Scheduling is on a first come, first served basis. Tour Guidelines must be observed by all visitors. A minimum of 10 guests is required to add a new tour to the schedule. Individuals or smaller groups are welcome, but will be added to an existing tour. The maximum number of guests that can be accommodated at one time is 55 (one busload).

Tours require approximately one hour of standing and walking. The Residence is an ADA compliant facility and visitors who may have trouble walking or standing are encouraged to bring wheelchairs and walkers. Tours must be scheduled at least one week (7 days) in advance. Scheduling is on a first come, first served basis. Tour Guidelines must be observed by all visitors.

To schedule a tour, fill out the tour request form.

For our special holiday tours in December, please fill out the holiday request form.

Things you need to know…

  1. If you need to make any changes to your plans please contact Mary Alice Mairose, Residence Curator at residence@governor.ohio.gov as soon as possible.
  2. For security purposes:
    • An alphabetized list of tour guests must be submitted on your tour request form.
    • Gates will open promptly at the scheduled starting time. Guests who arrive before the starting time will not be admitted early. Visitors who arrive after closing time will not be admitted.
    • Each guest must provide photo identification for admittance.
    • Handbags, purses, and backpacks not permitted on premises.
    • Books and other small items are available for purchase. You may wish to bring cash or a checkbook.
  3. Cars or vans may park on Maryland Avenue or adjoining streets. Buses must park in front of the Residence on Parkview Avenue.
  4. When you arrive, please proceed to the gate near the corner of Parkview and Maryland Avenues to check in. You will be required to show photo identification at this time.
  5. Please be courteous during your visit.
    • Turn off cell phones.
    • Do not sit or lean on furniture or objects in the Residence.
    • Do not bring food, drinks or gum on to the premises.
  6. Please note:
    • Restroom facilities are very limited.
    • While the Residence is ADA compliant, we do not provide seating for visitors who do not wish to join the tour. Please let us know in advance if any members of your group have mobility challenges so we can assist them.
    • The Governor and First Lady are not available to meet with guests during tours.

Directions to the Governor's Residence:

Ohio Governor's Residence and Heritage Garden
358 North Parkview Avenue
Bexley, Ohio 43209
E-mail: residence@governor.ohio.gov

The Residence is located on the corner of North Parkview and Maryland Avenues. On-street parking is available on Maryland, Parkview and other side streets. When you arrive, please proceed to the gate near the corner of Parkview and Maryland Avenues to check in. You will be required to show photo identification at this time.

Mapquest map

Coming from the North:
Take I-71 South to I-670 East.
Exit onto 5th Avenue (exit #7) and turn east (right).
Turn south (right) onto Cassady Avenue (1st light).
Turn west (right) onto Maryland Avenue (1st light).
The Residence is on the corner of Maryland and Parkview.

Coming from the South:
Take I-71 North to I-670 East.
Exit onto 5th Avenue (exit #7) and turn east (right).
Turn south (right) onto Cassady Avenue (1st light).
Turn west (right) onto Maryland Avenue (1st light).
The Residence is on the corner of Maryland and Parkview.

Coming from the West:
Take I-70 East to I-670 East.
Exit onto 5th Avenue (exit #7) and turn east (right).
Turn south (right) onto Cassady Avenue (1st light).
Turn west (right) onto Maryland Avenue (1st light).
The Residence is on the corner of Maryland and Parkview.

Coming from the East:
Take I-70 West to I-270 N.
From I-270 N take I 670 W.
Exit south (left) Cassady Avenue.
Exit onto 5th Avenue (exit #7) and turn east (right).
Turn south (right) onto Cassady Avenue (1st light).
Turn west (right) onto Maryland Avenue (1st light).
The Residence is on the corner of Maryland and Parkview.


Ohio Governor’s Residence and Heritage Garden
358 North Parkview Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43209