Take a trip back in time and explore Gahanna’s rich history.

Visit Gahanna History Lovers Gahanna Historical Society
Gahanna Historical Society

Things to Do:

– Take a walk down memory lane and visit historically significant sites in Gahanna during the self-guided Historical Walking Tour of Gahanna. Download the map here or pick one up at the Ohio Herb Center, 110 Mill St., Gahanna.

Schedule a tour at Gahanna Historical Society’s Historical Settlement - This historic destination rediscovers a bygone era through its tours and demonstrations. Visit the 1860s Log House, the 1840s John Clark House, and 1900s Lily Stone Bed & Breakfast. The settlement is open the first Saturday of the month from April-December from 10am-12pm. To schedule a tour, email: gahannahistory@gmail.com. – 101 South High Street, Gahanna

Visit Gahanna History Lovers Big Walnut Country Club
Big Walnut Country Club

Points of Interest:

– Visit the site of the Big Walnut Country Club, one of the first Black country clubs in the nation. It was founded in the 1920’s by a number of civic leaders including Nimrod Booker Allen, who also was the founder of the Columbus Urban League. The Big Walnut Country Club served as a rural retreat for the Black community to socialize, hold conferences, and have recreational opportunities during the time of segregation. Members enjoyed golf, swimming, archery, tennis, badminton, boating, dining, and dancing. The Big Walnut Country Club included an 18-hole golf course and a clubhouse, where it hosted beauty pageants. In 2022, the site was recognized with Gahanna’s first Ohio Historical Marker highlighting the history of the Big Walnut Country Club and its founders. The club is on land that is now Friendship Park. – 150 Oklahoma Ave., Gahanna

Visit Gahanna History Lovers Gahanna Sanctuary Lighted Bell Tower
Gahanna Sanctuary

– Visit the Ohio Herb Center to learn how Gahanna became the Herb Capital of Ohio, explore the Herb Center gardens, view a seasonal exhibit, and browse the gift shop. Learn more about the Ohio Herb Center here: https://www.ohioherbcenter.org/

– Walk by the Gahanna Sanctuary at night to view the lighted bell tower. Built in 1895 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987, the Sanctuary offers breathtaking, unmatched stained glass windows, period woodwork + a Gothic-style bell tower. – 82 N High St., Gahanna

Visit Gahanna History Lovers Gahanna Grill
Gahanna Grill

Places to Dine:

Cafe Creekside – Formally the toll booth site, Café Creekside is open for breakfast and lunch. Menu options feature omelets, frittatas, sandwiches, soups, salads, daily specials. Outside waterfront seating along Creekside path. Private room available for meetings/events. Sunday buffet 9am-2pm. – 53 Granville St., Gahanna

Gahanna Grill – Known for great hamburgers and signature foods. Gahanna Grill is famous for the “Beanie Burger” which is featured in the book “Hamburger America: One Man’s Cross-Country Odyssey to Find the Best Burgers in the Nation”. – 82 Granville St., Gahanna

The Mug – The Mug is the oldest bar in Gahanna, established in 1964. Famous for their amazing stone baked pizzas and subs, you'll never leave unsatisfied! They're the winners of the 2020 Pies in the Park's Best Pizza, Best Sauce, and Best Crust Awards. – 333 Agler Rd Gahanna, OH, Gahanna